Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood oil is a highly valuable product, widely sought and used in the perfume and essential oils industry. Its long history of exploitation paired with many countries’ high demand for sandalwood oil including the U.S. and China has led to recent efforts to conserve this precious resource. However, this history of exploitation and high demand has also resulted in the sandalwood’s production rate and dollar value changing drastically over time. Today, sandalwood essential oil is one of the most expensive and most often adulterated essential oils. Additionally, the types of sandalwood oil produced by different sandalwood species, as well as derivative species such as East African sandalwood, vary greatly.

  • Sandalwood – Plantation Grown
  • Sandalwood – Rare
  • Sandalwood Absolute, New Caledonia
  • Sandalwood, Australian – Premium
  • Sandalwood, New Caledonia
  • Sandalwood, New Caledonia – Extra
  • Sandalwood, Royal Hawaiian – Organic
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Sandalwood Essential Oil Benefits

Mental clarity

One of the primary sandalwood benefits I that it promotes mental clarity when used as an incense or fragrance.

This is why it is frequently used for meditation, prayer, or other spiritual rituals.

Try inhaling some sandalwood oil next time you have a big deadline that requires mental focus, but you still want to remain calm during the process.

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Relaxing and calming

Not only is sandalwood beneficial for mental clarity, it also helps to create a feeling of relaxation and peace

patients who were receiving palliative care felt much more relaxed and less anxious when they received aromatherapy with sandalwood prior to receiving care, when compared to patients who did not receive sandalwood.

Memory booster

Since one of sandalwood’s benefits is clarity, it also can work as a memory booster.

It is difficult to remember important things when we are overwhelmed and stressed out, therefore using sandalwood oil to promote mental clarity can help improve memory.

Natural aphrodisiac

Sandalwood is also an aphrodisiac that can help increase libido, especially for men and provide energy.

Sandalwood is great when added to a massage oil or topical lotion.

Astringent

Sandalwood is a mild astringent, meaning it can induce minor contractions in our soft tissues, such as gums and skin.

Many aftershaves and facial toners use sandalwood as one of their primary ingredients to help soothe, tighten, and cleanse the skin.

Anti-spasmotic

Due to the relaxing sandalwood benefits, it can act against spasms of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.

Try infusing in an oil lamp or in some of the ways below.

Anti-viral and antiseptic

Sandalwood is an excellent anti-viral agent. It has been found to be beneficial to prevent replication of common viruses, such as herpes simplex. It can be applied to the skin to reduce inflammation from mild skin irritation such as superficial wounds, pimples, warts, or boils.

Make sure to always test the oil on a small area before applying it directly to the skin or mix it with a base oil first. It has also been used for centuries to treat urinary and chest infections.

If you have a sore throat, you can also gargle with a cup of water with a few drops of sandalwood oil added.

Anti-inflammatory

Sandalwood is also an anti-inflammatory agent that may provide relief from mild inflammation such as insect bites, contact irritations, or other skin conditions.

Expectorant

Sandalwood is excellent at treating coughs, since it has relaxing properties. – It can also help fight bacteria or viruses that are the underlying cause of coughs and other respiratory illness.

Hypertension

Sandalwood has been studied for its potential to decrease blood pressure.

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Anti-viral and antiseptic

Endometriosis is a painful condition caused by skin from the uterus growing outside the uterus.

Taking three drops of sandalwood essential oil daily may help reduce pain and decrease inflammation.

Anti-viral and antiseptic

Sandalwood is high in antioxidants that can help reduce damage caused by free radicals, which promote aging.

Try adding 5 drops of sandalwood oil to an unscented lotion and applying it directly to the face for anti-aging benefits.