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Sandalwood Essential Oil

What is Sandalwood Essential Oil? sandalwood

 

Sandalwood essential oil is steam-distilled from the chips and billets (of the heartwood) of the trees Indian sandalwood— Santalum album—and Australian sandalwood—Santalum spicatum. It is a perfume oil that is famous for its exotic, woody and slightly sweet aroma. It is calming and harmonising for the mind and beneficial for the skin.

Properties

Sandalwood oil contains mostly sesquiterpenic alcohols, more than half of which is the tricyclic alpha-santalol. Santalol is responsible for sandalwood oil's pleasing and harmonising aroma. The oil's santyl acetate and santalene content works to heal wounds and renew skin cells.

How to use sandalwood essential oil

 Sandalwood essential oil may be applied topically, via diffuser, and in soap products.

Topical application

Reduce anxiety with an intoxicating massage oil: blend one part sandalwood oil with nine parts carrier oil. This blend can also be applied to areas of inflamed or flaky skin.

Add 2-3 drops to your bathwater for a relaxing soak that relieves nervous tension and rejuvenates ageing skin.

Via diffuser

Adding 2-3 drops to your diffuser will help clear your thoughts and help fight chest infections.

This oil blends very nicely with ylang ylang, lavender, or black pepper essential oils.

In soap products

It is as an ingredient in handmade soaps and bath bombs that sandalwood oil's hydrating and moisturising properties really come into play, and it smells exotically sweet and smoky on the skin.

 

Essential Oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care.

Do not apply undiluted. Not to be taken internally.

Do not use sandalwood essential oil for treating medical conditions without first speaking to a medical professional.