Sandalwood has been used for over 4000 years, recorded in ancient manuscripts from China, Tibet and India as a medicinal herbal medicine, and as a precious fragrance, used in the finest of incense, perfumes, lotions and oils. It was considered to be sacred, and holy men made religious carvings and offerings from the wood, using Sandalwood in all ceremonies and rituals, from births and weddings to funerals.
Today, sandalwood is still valued as a sacred incense fragrance for spiritual meditation, calming and clarity. The essential oil comes from steam distilling pieces of wood from 80-year-old sandalwood trees, which are mature enough to produce powerfully fragrant and effective oil.
Sandalwood essential oil properties treat conditions of all the organs of the body, as well as mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.
Here are a few ways Sandalwood oil can help you:
- Anti-Inflammatory: Sandalwood oil cools the systems of the body, bringing relief from inflammation in the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, and reducing fevers. It soothes the itch and swelling from bites and stings, and heals wounds, ulcers, boils and pimples.
- Bronchitus or Cough: Put 6 drops of sandalwood essential oil in a bowl of warm water and soak a cloth in it. Place the cloth over your throat for 15 minutes.
- Inducing Sleep: Use 15 drops of sandalwood essential oil, 10 drops of chamomile oil, and 5 drops of lemon essential oil in a diffuser at bedtime.
- Mental Boost: Sandalwood stimulates concentration and focus, at the same time relieving feelings of stress, anxiety and fear. It induces a feeling of calm, relaxed state, and promotes connection with inner vision and feelings of positivity. Sandalwood is excellent for students and working people, who are faced with stress on the job, exams, research and studying. A drop of sandalwood on the temples, back of neck or inner wrists induces instant calm to a stressful day.
Tip: Blend a few drops of Sandalwood oil with carrier oil like coconut, jojoba or grapeseed oil, and use as a natural, effective, and fragrant deodorant for men and women. Mix with a little Patchouli for men, and a drop of lavender for women, or whatever fragrance you really love!