Due to the exorbitant cost of sandalwood, I have been substituting fragrance oil for essential oil. While I agree with Amyris EO and Rosewood EO as viable subs for sandalwood, after going that route, I use sandalwood FO in EO blends that call for the EO.
The uses for Sandalwood essential oil are many and very diverse, and since it's very expensive, see what other oils you could use instead when you have to.
Here is a list of essential oils you can substitute for one another if you are in a pinch. Yl Essential OilsDoterra Essential OilsNeroli Essential OilList Of Essential
Even so, Amyris essential oil differs both compositionally and medicinally from sandalwood essential oil. While it may be an acceptable substitute in perfumery, it should not be substituted for sandalwood in aromatherapy.
Manufacturer of Substitutes Of Essential Oils – Sandalwood Oil Substitute, Cypress Oil, Bay Oil offered by Crystal Aromatics, Delhi.
Aromatic Essential Oil Substitutions. Lemon / Grapefruit. Tangerine / Sweet Orange. Neroli / Jasmine Absolute / Ylang Ylang (Neroli, Jasmine Absolute and Ylang Ylang are aromatically quite different aside from their intense floral aroma, but they can be substituted for one another in a pinch.) Lavender / Lavendin.