Australian Sandalwood represents an ecologically sustainable and responsible alternative to traditional Indian Sandalwood. The chemical components of Australian sandalwood oil are generally the same as in Indian sandalwood, but the ratio of these components is different. This results in different aroma profiles, particularly in the top notes. Steam distilled from the wood, it has been used for thousands of years in perfumes and cosmetics. It has also had a role in the ritual traditions of many religions. Sandalwood is sensual, calming, and meditative oil and is used for its positive effect on stress and anxiety. It has a sweet, soft, woody scent that as a base note blends well with patchouli, rose, and jasmine.