Sandalwood Essential Oil
Fluid Reducing Healing Relaxing Sensual Skin Uplifting
Sandalwood is renowned for its ability to soothe away stress and anxiety. It is a deeply relaxing essential oil. Try 1 drop Sandalwood, 1 drop Ylang Ylang and 1 drop Neroli in 10mls (2 teaspoons) carrier oil for a wonderful massage.
Use it in the bath to gently take away your worries and fears. Try 3 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Clary Sage and 1 drop Frankincense and let your troubles melt away.
Sandalwood is one of my favourites for meditation as it creates a sense of profound peace.
Sandalwood is a classic oil for urinary tract infections such as cystitis and it also helps relieve fluid retention. Use 2 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Bergamot and 2 drops Cypress in a bowl of warm water and sit in the bowl for about 10mins. Do this for several days to eradicate the infection.
Sandalwood is used extensively for all skin complaints. I particularly recommend Sandalwood for dry, dehydrated skin and mature skin. Try 1 drop Sandalwood, 1 drop Rose and 1 drop Carrot Seed in 10gms cream or in 10mls (2 teaspoons) carrier oil. Jojoba is my favourite carrier oil for the face.
You can also make up a lovely aftershave with Sandalwood. Try 2 drops Sandalwood and 1 drop Cedarwood in 10mls (2 teaspoons) carrier oil.
On a spiritual level Sandalwood opens the heart.
- Botanical Species
- Santalum austrocaledonicum
- Country of Origin
- New Caledonia
- Plant Part
- Roots and chipped heartwood
- Extraction Method
- Steam distillation
- Pale yellow to pale gold.
- Sandalwood is considered a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.