This high-quality oil has a rich, woody fragrance, is softening for the skin and is deeply indulgent and relaxing. Sustainably sourced, the oil is steam distilled from the wood of 15-year-old, mature sandalwood trees. Highly valued around the world, sandalwood has been used for thousands of years as incense during spiritual rituals and religious ceremonies – making it ideal to use as part of modern-day mindfulness practices.

  • Latin name: Santalum album
  • Country of origin: Sri Lanka
  • Blends beautifully with: rose and frankincense
  • Comes in a 0.34 fl.oz bottle and contains 0.08 fl.oz of oil

Works well with:

  • Rose Absolute Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Organic Essential Oil


Sustainably sourced

Because of 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 limited, but sustainable, supply of Indian Sandalwood, which is renowned for its high quality. 

Growing wild in Sri Lanka, the small tropical sandalwood trees grow up to 10-15m. For every single tree they wish to extract oil from, the growers must first obtain a government licence before they can start to cut away the small branches. Once these branches have been removed, the trunk of the tree is exposed and the hardwood can be taken away to be expertly steam distilled.

During the whole process, the growers take great care to ensure that the roots of the sandalwood tree are left intact. This ensures that the tree will eventually regrow into a new tree and help to maintain a healthy population of sandalwood trees. Then, when the tree reaches maturity, they must once again apply for a government license before the process can begin again. In addition to this, the growers also the plant new trees, helping to further prevent the extinction or exploitation of the sandalwood trees.


Bath & Shower

Inhale the aromatic stream while your skin absorbs all the benefits of the oil. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, full fat milk 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.

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.


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.


Relaxes your body and mind while helping to ease aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil.

WARNING: Do not use undiluted on the skin. For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Consult with your healthcare practitioner before using this product if you are pregnant. Use within 12 months of opening.
Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Liz Murray

👑👑👑💖 I didn’t realise that Sandlewood is SO incredibly precious

This wood energy is incredible 👑

Katharine E.
Nectar of the gods

I have decided to try to make a solid fragrance and have chosen Neil’s yard sandalwood as my base note.
I know this is an expensive essential oil but I have confidence that Neil’s yard will give me a good quality organic oil . I love the deeply woody smell of nature . Thank you x

I sent it to my son to put away for Christmas

I will let you know, if I remember after Christmas.
Rose-Marie Bruno

Pauline Purvis
Great for meditation

Precious sandalwood oil is a favourite of mine because I mix it with a carrier oil in the palms of my hands by rubbing them together and then add to my sandalwood necklace beads to absorb the delicious aroma. I wear the necklace when meditating.

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.