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Sandalwood Oil WA Australia Santalum spicatum

  • Description

    There are over 80 different species in the Santalum genus but only two are predominantly used commercially in today's global markets - Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) and West Australian (WA) sandalwood (Santalum spicatum).  

    Currently both species account for around 90% of the world's traded sandalwood but in recent times have both faced supply problems due to over harvesting. However this is set to change as we enter the next few years.

    Australian (Santalum spicatum) is a desert type of tree native to Australia and found predominantly in the middle and southern parts of Western Australia.
    Since the late 1990s many long-term plantations have been established covering around 15,000 hectares. Plantings are set to continue at 1-2,000 hectares per annum. These will be harvested when the trees reach an optimum maturity but not before they are 15-20 years old (some will be this age very soon).

    Sandalwood is obtained through steam distillation of powdered sandalwood many from the lower parts of the tree with the better quality oil coming from the butts and roots.


  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Santalum spicatum
    • Origin: Australia
    • Crop Season: March - November
    • Plant/part used: Wood
    • Method of extraction: Steam/Hydro-Distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8024-35-9
    • EINECS: 296-618-5
    • INCI Name: Fusanus spicatum
    • Appearance: Pale yellow clear viscous liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: A warm, sweet, strong, rich woody odour
    • Density: 0.942 – 0.977
    • Refractive index: 1.500 – 1.517
    • Optical rotation: 16° to +4°
    • Chemical constituents: Alpha-Santalol, Beta-Santalol, Z-nuciferol, Farnesol
    • Tenacity: 3 weeks
    • Fragrance usage: max. 8% in fragrance concentrate
    • REACH: Pre-Registered
  • Latest Market Information January 8, 2023

    Production is expected to increase for this product. Prices are stable.

    Market price : USD 1450.00 /kilo
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