Sandalwood has an exotic, soft, woody scent. it is spiritually grounding and has a calming influence on the mind and emotions. sandalwood essential oil is very useful in skin care to moisturize dry, chapped, or cracked skin, soothe irritation, and improve tone and complexion.
It was traditionally thought to be disinfecting and was used as incense in cleansing rituals to purify the air. today sandalwood is believed to boost the immune system, relieve respiratory issues, and relax nerves and muscles to ease spasms, cramping, and tension. sandalwood is an endangered species. wyndmere purchases only ag marked oil from plantations that practice reforestation and is approved for exportation by the indian government. sandalwood blends well with bergamot, clove bud, jasmine, patchouli, rose, myrrh, black pepper, and vetiver.
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Benefits and uses
The wood from the Santalum album tree has an important, rich global history and has been burned for centuries as incense in spiritual ceremonies. When distilled, the stunning, light amber wood from this tropical tree creates a sweet, woodsy, slightly balsamic, sensual essential oil. Along with helping reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, and viral activity, sandalwood essential oil is deeply skin nourishing and healing. It is often used to ease unwanted muscle spasms and help with minor pain and inflammation management. This essential oil is incredibly supportive of healthy lung function.
Emotionally and energetically, sandalwood essential oil encourages and protects. It supports deeper meditation and inner unity. Sandalwood essential oil can help bring us back to ourselves and encourage self-acceptance.