sandalwood oil

noun

Definition of sandalwood oil

: an essential oil obtained from sandalwood: such as
a : a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum album) and used chiefly in perfumes and soaps
b : an oil obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) of Australia

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For example, the toner is made of water, organic apple cider vinegar, organic witch hazel, organic clary sage oil and organic sandalwood oil. Los Angeles Times, "Rosacea treatments: 10 creams, lotions and salves that promise to save your skin," 28 Aug. 2019 But that's not its only hero ingredient: It's bolstered by brightening sandalwood oil, clarifying myrrh resin extract, and calendula. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "How CBD Can Save Your Skin," 15 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of sandalwood oil

1851, in the meaning defined above

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sandalwood oil

noun
san·​dal·​wood oil | \ ˈsan-dᵊl-ˌwu̇d- How to pronounce sandalwood oil (audio) \

Medical Definition of sandalwood oil

: a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid essential oil obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum album) and used chiefly in perfumes and soaps and especially formerly in medicine

called also santal oil

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