Sandalwood oil benefits is one of the oldest know sources of perfume and incense. It has been used in India since ancient times for religious rituals and temples have been built of sandalwood. As a powerful meditation and prayer aid, it helps the mind set aside mental chatter and crate the right mood for worship.
Medicinal uses of sandalwood are mentioned in old Sandkrit and Chinese manuscripts. In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat stomachache, vomiting and gonorrhea. In Ayurvedic medicine, sandalwood is used for urinary and respiratory tract infections, skin inflammations, abscesses and tumors.
Sandalwood essence is derived from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree. The trees grow very slowly, reaching maturity in 40 to 50 years. Cut sandalwood is left on the forest floor until the outer wood is eaten away by ants, leaving only the heartwood, which the ants will not attack. Sandalwood essential oil is steam distilled from this heartwood.
Botanical Name: Santalum album
Odor Intensity: Medium
Bladder infection, cystitis
Calming and grounding
Urinary tract problems
Aroma: woody, deep, lasting, musky, sweet, balsamic
Parts Used: Heartwood
Essential Oils Properties: antifungal, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, insecticide, sedative, tonic.
Emotional Concerns: Sandalwood can be helpful with obsession and materialism.
Contraindications: Use with moderation
Relaxing Bath ~ Sandalwood Skin:
5-6 drops Sandalwood
2-3 drops Roman Chamomile
Combine essential oils with 1 tsp of honey. Add honey and oil mixture to running bath water.