Sandalwood Hydrolat | Latin name: Santalum austrocaledonicum | Aromatic waters by distillation of Heartwood | Plant family: Santalceae
Sandalwood Hydrolats come from the aromatic waters produced by steam distillation Sandalwood, a small evergreen, parasitic tree. It grows up to 9 metres high with brown-grey trunk and many smooth slender branches. It has leathery leaves and small pink-purple flowers. The tree must be a least thirty years old before being able to go into production to make Sandalwood Essential Oil. Native to tropical Asia but India is the main Essential Oil producer.
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.