Sandalwood Seeds/Nuts (Santalum spicatum)


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Sandalwood Seeds/Nuts contain a wonderful oil which is a natural blend of ximenynic acid (35±2%) and oleic acid (52±2%). Oleic acid is the major fatty acid in most of the commonly used cosmetics oils such as olive and almond. However, Sandalwood Seed Oil has much more to offer than a carrier oil.

Sandalwood Seed Oil is rich in drying fixed oils containing one of the rarest fatty acids found in the plant kingdom; the ximenynic acid.

Researchers have identified the following pharmacological properties of Ximenynic acid:

  • Potent anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Increase micro-circulation in skin.
  • Micro-vascular constriction to reduce varicose veins and cellulitis.
  • Reduce hair loss.
  • Reduce sebum secretion (oily skin).
  • Reduce fat deposition under skin (Adipose tissue).

The Sandalwood seed has been part of the traditional diet of the indigenous Australians. They can be eaten raw or marinated and roasted and are delicious.

Medicinally it has been taken orally reduce rheumatoid arthritis and topically rubbed for cold and stiffness.

Indigenous uses of sandalwood seed:

  • Consumed as a cure for arthritis.
  • Rubbed on painful joints.
  • Heals sores, skin lesions and burns.
  • Generally protects skin.

We sell the CO2 Extract Oil here.

Additional information


100gms, 250gms, 500gms, 1kg


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Important Notes: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs and essential oils are provided on this site for historical and educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs or essential oils.

We supply all of the raw ingredients you need to make your own herbal teas, blends, incenses, etc. They are not packaged with instructions. By selling them in this simple format we can provide them to you at the best possible price. Please reference this page for any instructions. If in doubt, feel free to Contact Us.

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