Sandalwood

Santalum Album

Sandalwood is one of my most requested oils to smell during classes. Many are familiar with the rich, woodsy smell that serves to increase a calming environment. It features in colognes and perfumes alike and should be a part of any emotional support oil collection.

Description:

Sandalwood is a name given to a class of fragrant woods that, unlike other aromatic woods, can retain their fragrance for decades. Both the wood and oil have been highly valued for centuries and Sandalwood has a documented history of many applications. It was traditionally used as an incense in religious ceremonies and for enhancing meditation, and the Egyptians used sandalwood for embalming. Sandalwood is very beneficial to the skin; it can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and it promotes a healthy, smooth complexion. Sandalwood has a sweet, woody aroma that can enhance mood and is frequently used in meditation for its grounding effects.

 

Directions for Use:

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity

For an at-home spa experience, fill a large bowl with steaming water, then apply one to two drops of Sandalwood to your face and cover head with a towel. Place your face above the steaming water. Your skin will feel nourished and rejuvenated.

 

Primary Physical Benefits:

-Apply one to two drops to wet hair to help restore moisture and give hair a silky shine.

-Inhale Sandalwood directly from palms or diffuse to lessen tension and balance emotions.

-Promotes healthy looking, smooth skin

-Reduces the appearance of scars and skin imperfections

-Enhances mood

-Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties

 

Primary Emotional Benefits:

Enhances sacred devotion, calming the mind, clarity of spiritual perspective, connected to the divine

 

Negative emotions addressed:

Disconnected from the divine, too focused on material/worldly realities, unwilling to surrender

 

Aromatic Description:

Woody, dry, sweet

 

Body Systems addressed:

– Emotional System

– Nervous System

– Integumentary System

 

Cautions:

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.

 

Additional Resources:

Sandalwood Spotlight
Healthy Cell Renewal
Hawaiian Sandalwood Spotlight
Santalol
Using the wood essential oils
Hair Perfume
Maintaining Clear Skin
Shaving Cream
Skin Cells and Essential Oils
Yoga and Essential Oils
Fun in the Sun
DIY Furniture Polish