With a rich, woody and calming aroma, our high quality Sandalwood oil (Santalum album) helps to promote a profound feeling of wellbeing. Highly valued around the world, sandalwood oil has been used for thousands of years as incense during spiritual rituals and religious ceremonies. Deeply restful and indulgent, our sandalwood essential oil is ideal to diffuse during daily mindfulness practices and is softening for the skin when added to a carrier oil and combined with a therapeutic massage.

Key sandalwood oil benefit: Relaxing
Latin name: Santalum album
Country of origin: Australia
Blends beautifully with: rose and frankincense
Comes in a10ml bottle and contains 2.5ml of oil(approximately 50 drops depending on viscosity)

Protecting vulnerable species

We source our Sandalwood (Santalum album) from Australia. Here, the luxurious essential oil is extracted from trees grown in sustainably managed plantations. Due to its high value and demand, in the past Sandalwood has been exploited to the verge of extinction. After years of searching for a sustainable source, we’re delighted to have secured a sustainable supply of Sandalwood (Santalum album).

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Ethical and smells great

I love sandalwood essential oil but stopped buying it because the tree is endangered - unlike NYR most other companies don't worry about sustainably sourcing it - well done NYR! This essential oil is sustainably sourced and is Santalam album, not Australian sandalwood - it's just grown in Australia because its not available from India! It smells amazing and even though it is 2.5ml you need such a tiny amount. 2.5ml is approximately 50 drops.

Absolute favorite!

Beautiful oil that I am cherishing. My favorite way to use NYR sandalwood is in a carrier oil, applied to my wrists. It lasts longer this way than just going into the diffuser and up in the air. The aroma is sweet, grounding, and comforting. Love that it is the end product of an important sustainablility project.

Advice to buyers

The complain about lack of scent. Sometimes we can not sense a scent but the others do- it had happened to me few times with various oils/perfumes so I am aware of it. Instead of panicking, it is worth asking friends and other people around how do they like the smell. I was never able to smell much of one particular perfume but I liked the scent so I would be piling it up many times a day as I would only sense it for few minutes if I spray A LOT. But everyone else were able to smell it and had to really suffer my overpowering perfume. So it may be possibility. And also about the price. I have that book which says what oil is more and what one is less costly. It really helps me to realize what is what. NYR products are not diluted and of high quality and that may affect the price.

Stand alone quality

Beautiful scent. A luxury buy but the quality is clear. The sandalwood is super sweet and vanillary with rich woody notes. I'm in love with this and using it feels like you're spending gold in a lovely way. I bought this as gift for my mum and she loves it. It barely needs blending with any other oils because of its stand alone gloriousness. The fact that it's sustainably sourced is a mega added bonus and I challenge anyone to find a better quality sandalwood out there.

Dave of Brixton
If you buy champagne don't come with Coca-Cola money

Many of the reviews below remark how expensive an oil this is The reason is that sound woman is a very very very expensiveYou will not find equivalent of the s.album for less money.There are many alternatives, many as using synthetics or Amyris as a result.

Not Clear Enough - price for volume

I really do appreciate that it's amazing that a sustainable source has been found for this sandalwood oil, given climate breakdown's impact on sandalwood trees. But, like others, because this comes in the usual 10ml bottle I did not realise that not only is it almost £50 for a bottle (understandable, given the above) but it's a quarter full, compared to the usual oils! I realise the website does say 2.5ml but, having bought many essential oils from NY which are always a full bottle, I was shocked to realise this was not the case. It would be better to have a clear note about this in the description.

Organic Sandalwood

It would help to tell us how many drops you get. I estimate 20 drops at the most. Put 3 in the Bamboo diffuser and most of the oil has gone. Wonderful aroma though and the diffuser looks good...**UPDATE FROM NYR** Further to our response on 28.11.17, after more conversations with our aromatherapists, we'd like to correct our original advice. As a general rule, there are about 20 drops per 1ml of essential oil, not 10, which means that there would be roughly 50 drops per 2.5ml. However, this does vary depending on the oil, and, because sandalwood is quite a viscous oil, the overall number of drops will be less.

Shocked at excessive price for only 2.5ml

My husband was sold this in the Exeter Shop - he wasn't even told it was only 2.5mls or he wouldn't have bought it!!!! The price is excessive even compare to other very high quality suppliers, over twice the price. Unfortunately my husband who's carer for 5 disabled family members and was on a very short carer break and is under a grest deal of stress, so he just didn't think to question as it looked like a 10ml bottle of oil. And from Australia, not Indiia!!! Its even more expensive than Rose Otto. I was a professional Aromatherapist for many years so I am aware of the price if oils but this is shocking! But even more so is the lack of verbal information, not what I would expect from Neal's Yard