Vanuatu, New Caledonia produces a controlled amount of Sandalwood (santalum austrocaledonian) in order to maintain sustainability of this precious wood. Santalum album from Mysore, India is over harvested with spiralling costs and declining quality due to lack of sustainability.
Less pungent is aroma, santalum austrocaledonian has a softer, delicate, sensual aroma, good for balancing, comforting, and grounding the emotions. Good for insomnia, depression, and stress-related conditions. Often prized in skin care.
Aromatherapy/Home Use example:
To nourish and regenerate chapped, dry, or mature skin, add 2 drops Sandalwood, 3 drops Neroli, and 3 drops Lavender to 20ml carrier oil. Choose moisturising oils such as macadamia, tamanu, kukui, jojoba etc.
Safety: Nontoxic, nonirritant, nonsensitizing.