Sandalwood Essential Oil (10 ml)
Deep, woody yet sweet, Sandalwood has a timeless quality about them, like an old philosopher who is relentlessly searching for some unattainable truth. All it takes for him to convey an air of wisdom and reverence is to say nothing and squint from behind his glasses. In his multiple reincarnations on Earth, Sandalwood has learnt more than anyone else. He seems to know everything from antique history to how the world might shape up to be in the future.
Sandalwood seems to have the paranormal ability to read someone and be able to tell their past and future. However, it is not within Sandalwood’s moral character to monetize this gift or even reveal it at all. He believes it is better to guide people and instill a meditative state in order for them to reach that completeness. His knowledge, wisdom, persistence and ability to help people battle obsessions and insecurities makes him the perfect teacher and guide in your path through life.
Persistent, soft, sweet, balsamic and woody
Anxiety, depression, and insomnia: Sandalwood has a soothing and grounding aroma. Inhaling the aroma or topical application with a Sandalwood based foot massage cream can regulate breathing, calm the mind, and promote sleep. Participants in a study who inhaled a blend containing Sandalwood were able to reduce or even completely get over their dependency on sleeping pills.
Cold sores: Topical application of Sandalwood can help keep cold sores at bay. Studies show that Sandalwood is acts against the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores (Adorjan and Buchbauer, 2010).
Musculoskeletal: Sandalwood has analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties (Mitoshi et al. 2014), which make it an ideal addition to blends for reducing inflammation, muscle tension, aches and pains.
Skin: Sandalwood has been used in many cultures as a traditional cooling remedy because of its calming effect. Its skin moisturizing action makes Sandalwood a great addition to your skincare regiment. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic actions work together to reduce eczema, acne, and dermatitis Price and Price (2007). When added to antifungal blends, Sandalwood offers the skin protection from the other strong oils, while at the same time boosting the antifungal actions.
Respiratory: Sandalwood has bronchodilatory actions and is also a lymphatic and venous decongestant (Price and Price, 2007). Feel a sore throat coming on? Putting a drop of Sandalwood on your throat can stop the sore throat in its tracks in one day. Sandalwood also helps soothe a scratchy throat and alleviate dry irritating coughs (Erligmann, 2001).
Safety & Dilution
Sandalwood is non-toxic and non-irritating. Maximum topical use dilution: 2% (2 drops to 1 tbsp carrier oil like coconut, olive oil, lotion etc). Our Sandalwood oil comes at 10% dilution so further dilute when applying to the skin (1 drop to 5 drops carrier)
See here DILUTION GUIDELINES according to age or ailment.
Buying from a reputed essential oil brand is important. Because it requires a lot of raw material to extract Sandalwood oil, lesser-known brands often add other oils to bring the cost down.
Discontinue in case of any skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply on the skin of children younger than 2 years old. If pregnant, nursing or under medical care please consult physician. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Use with caution around pets. When diffusing in the room make sure the door is open so that the animal can leave in case of discomfort.
Shelf Life & Storage
Shelf Life: 8 years
We recommend storing oils in a cool, dark and dry area away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap closed tightly to avoid oxygen exposure. Oils that are past expiry date should not be used for therapeutic purpose but they can still be used for cleaning.
Latin Name: Santalum album
Botanical Family: Santalaceae
Main chemical constituents: Alpha-santalol, Beta-santalol, cis-Lanceol
Extraction Method: Hydro-distilled
Plant part used: Wood & Root
Aromatic note: Base