Muhuhu (African Sandalwood) Essential Oil (Brachylaena huillensis)


Muhuhu (African Sandalwood) may also be referred to as African sandalwood, brachyleana hutchinsii. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the heartwood.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Cool Earthy Rich Sensual Slightly musky Soft Woody

  • Common Name(s): African sandalwood, brachyleana hutchinsii
  • Synonyms(s) for Brachylaena huillensis: Brachylaena hutchinsii, Brachylaena mullensis

  • Botanical Family: Asteraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Brachylaena
  • Chemical Family: Aldehydes, Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Indigenous Country: South Africa
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Heartwood
  • Shelf Life: 6-8 years
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan

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Benefits & Uses

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