Reopened for its spiritual and uplifting qualities, sandalwood incense and oils were (and still are) used in Temples to aid and deepen meditation. The Egyptians also used sandalwood for embalming. The oil is steam-distilled from the heartwood of trees that are at least 25 years old (and as old as 40), depending on the species. Today sandalwood is in a critical situation due to over-harvesting. Steam-distilling 25pounds of crushes heartwood yields about 1 to 1.5 pounds of thick, viscous oil. For centuries, men have worn sandalwood-based scents to elicit desired responses from women. Sandalwood is a recognisable base note in many perfumes and fragrances.
Calming, grounding, relaxing, cleansing and stabilizing
Relieves diarrhoea, stomachaches, gastritis, nausea and vomiting; relieves earaches; supports a healthy respiratory system; stimulate immune system, benefiting the entire body; helps to speed up recovery on cuts and woods, soothes skin, relieves the itching and skin irritations and disorders; promotes restful sleep by relaxing the body and mind; use in massage to promote relaxation and grounding; use for meditation, prayer and yoga to encourage focus; ground and center the body and mind.
Sandalwood oil nourishes dry, dehydrated, and mature skin. It smoothes and softens lines and wrinkles. It can balance either oily or dry skin and benefits any skin type or condition. Sandalwood oil helps to clear blemishes by regulating oil production and fighting bacteria. It also makes an effective deodorant. It relieves itching and irritation after shaving, inhibits the growth of bacteria that can cause infection of ingrown hairs. Sandalwood is mild enough even for sensitive skin.
Sandalwood has a rich, sweet, warm, and woody aroma that is sensual and romantic. Slowly and powerfully calms, harmonizes, and balances the emotions.
Blends Well With:
Cypress, frankincense, lemon, myrrh, neroli, ylang ylang, rose
Dilution Ratio: Neat
- For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7-11, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil. And age 12 and above, neat application is safe
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Sandalwood oil is not associated with any specific warnings.