Sandalwood essential oil – uses and benefits

I personally love Sandalwood. It is one of my favorites for emotional self care and for meditating and some quiet spiritual time. Although there are many varieties available Indian Sandalwood is in a league of its own. It is quite an expensive oil though. Many cultures used and are still using sandalwood in religious ceremonies. Let’s have a look at some uses and benefits of Sandalwood essential oil.

Sandalwood oil – uses and benefits

The King of oil for men

Sandalwood is known as the king of essential oil for men because of the masculine rich woody aroma that may boost testosterone. The odor develop once oil is applied to the skin and is amazingly persistent. Remember to dilute essential oil. Since Sandalwood is quite an expensive essential oil, some are already diluted with a carrier oil which would lower the price. It also means that you can apply it like a perfume straight out of the bottle then.

Urinary tract infections

It has been used for centuries for the treatment of urinary tract infections such as cystitis due to the antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Don’t wait to long with a urinary tract infection before going to the doctor.

How to use Sandalwood essential oil to treat UTI?

  • 1) Mix 15 ml of carrier oil with 3 drops of Sandalwood and apply on the lower abdomen.
  • 2) Take a warm bath with a cup of Epsom salt and 3 drops of Sandalwood and sit in the warm water for fifteen minutes

 

Decongestant

Good to use during cold and flu season. Very good for persistent coughs and sore throats.

Anxiety

Most of the oils that come from the wood of trees and grounding and helpful for anxiety. Sandalwood oil can be profoundly effective on a spiritual and emotional level.

After shave

Soothe barber’s rash by relieving the itch and inhibits the bacteria which can cause a rash.

Acne

The antibacterial and antiseptic and anti – inflammatory properties makes Sandalwood a great choice to treat acne. The astringent properties helps to combat oily skin.

Dry and dehydrated skin

This seems impossible since the previous point was literally dealing with oily skin. However, Sandalwood oil can be very useful for dry dehydrated skin as well. Great for inflamed skin and for stretch marks. No wonder the ancient people used to treasure Sandalwood so much.

Natural deodorant

Sandalwood has been used in perfumery for centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil 10 mL

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Sandalwood essential oil

Santalum album grows in East India

Santalum spicatum grows in Australia

Plant family –

Santalaceae

Chemical family :

Sesquiterpenols

 

Parts used : Wood – Only the inner wood are use for Sandalwood essential oil.

Method of extraction : Steam distilled

Consistency – medium/thick

Aroma: rich woody aroma

Sandalwood is considered a base note and helps to round other oils. Therefore it blends well with: almost everything. Sandalwood is known as the universal blender because it blends so well with a lot of oils.

But if I have to name a few better blends I would go with Cedarwood, Patchouli, Neroli or Orange.

 

General Safety Information

Always use good quality essential oils, preferably organic. One of my favorite companies where I personally get a lot of my oils from is Plant Therapy.

Do not take essential oils internally or apply essential oils undiluted on the skin.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

Dilute according to body mass. For children you can use a 1 % dilution and for adults 5 %

Pregnant women have to consult with a qualified aromatherapist and or midwife and doctor before using essential oils, especially topically.

If you have liver damage, cancer, suffers from epilepsy or other medical problems and take medicine on a regular basis  then you have to use essential oils under the guidance of a trained aromatherapist.

Check whether the essential oil of your choice is safe to use around your pets. Here  is a list of essential oils safety for dogs.

 

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