The oil is extracted from the sandalwood heartwood by steam distillation. It is pale yellow in colour, with the soft buttery, woody aroma. Sandalwood oil is used in aromatherapy, with its chief characteristics being its relaxing, calming and mind-ordering qualities. It is beneficial for skin problems. Its powerful fixative effects make it an important constituent in making perfumes and essences. What is Sandalwood Oil? Read about properties and uses of Sandalwood Oil in our ingredients section and also view the entire range of products using Sandalwood Oil.