|Botanical Name||Santalum album|
|Family Name||Santalaceae (Sandalwood family) |
is an essential oil
obtained from the steam distillation of chips and billets cut from the heartwood of various species ofsandalwood
trees (e.g. Santalum album and Santalum spicatum).Sandalwood oil
is used in perfumes, cosmetics, sacred unguents, and as a mild food flavoring.