Sandalwood essential oil has a deep, exotic scent that warms you up, lifts your mood and creates a softly sensual atmosphere.
Enjoy exchanging massages with your partner using a few drops of sandalwood essential oil diluted in a
Sandalwood incense is very popular and can help promote calm and focus during meditation.
In addition to its grounding, de-stressing effect on the emotions,
sandalwood is also excellent for nourishing dry, sensitive skin
and helping heal eczema, scars and stretch marks. It's a good oil for anti-aging formulas.
Aromatherapists often use sandalwood to help relieve bronchitis and laryngitis.
Gargle with one drop of sandalwood oil mixed into a cup of water.
The better quality (and of course more expensive) sandalwood essential oil traditionally comes from India,
but unfortunately it's being over-harvested and is in danger of becoming extinct.
A less expensive, less prized sandalwood oil is produced in Australia.
It has a less intense scent, but it's a more eco-friendly choice.
I found that buying a less expensive sandalwood was a big mistake
- the scent and therapeutic
properties just are NOT the same when you economize here. It's not worth
it - if you're going to buy sandalwood, go for the good stuff!
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Botanical Name and Characteristics
Santalum album (India) or Santalum spicatum (Australia)
Sandalwood is a parasitic evergreen tree that burrows its roots into other trees. It can grow up to 30 feet ( 9 meters) tall.
The essential oil is steam distilled from the wood.
Sweet but subtle, rich, exotic, woody scent that lingers nicely.
lifts mood; antidepressant
calms nerves, reduces stress
brings out feelings and encourages communication
promotes good sleep
good for meditation
relieves pain by reducing inflammation
helps relieve bronchitis and laryngitis
heals and moisturizes chapped, dry, sensitive skin and balances oil production in oily, acne-prone skin;
also good for eczema
helps reduce scarring and stretch marks
fixative for fragrances
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Sandalwood's medium-strength base note
blends well with most oils including benzoin, bergamot,
clary sage, clove, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, jasmine,
lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, pepper, rose, vanilla, vetiver and ylang
No known cautions.
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recipes using sandalwood essential oil...
Sandalwood Lotion Recipe
Relaxing Bath & Body Oil
Sensual Massage Oil
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