Updated: Jul 4, 2021
Do you love the smell of the woods?
My favorite wood oil is SANDALWOOD! I just love the scent, it makes me relaxed and happy and grounded. It is extracted from the wood of the Santalum album. Most Sandalwood essential oils are harvested either from India or Australia.
Did you know it actually takes 10 years for sandalwood trees to start to develop that amazing aroma.
Popularly used in Ayurveda here are 3 benefits of Sandalwood oil.
ANTI - INFLAMMATORY - ANTIDEPRESSANT - CALMING & SEDATIVE
Mental clarity –This is the reason it’s used for meditation and prayer. So if you have a big test or exam coming up don’t forget this oil.
Natural aphrodisiac –Increases desire and Libido. Massage anyone ;)
Expectorant – A great natural treatment for coughs and colds.
3 ways to use sandalwood oil
Massage- Dilute into some Jojoba or Sweet Almond oil put some music on and give your other half a massage.
Compress - Add a few drops to a bowl of hot/warm water. Place a small towel into the water and let it absorb the water and oil after wringing it out and place it over the affected area for 10-15mins
Diffuser- Diffuse in the room or place a few drops diluted in your hands, rub and inhale.
Oils that Blend with Sandalwood oil
Lavender, Cypress, Lemon, Myrrh & Frankincense
Always dilute with a carrier oil before use. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.