Sandalwood and Aromatherapy
Sandalwood trees grow in islands of the pacific, India, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Here are a few facts about essential oil from this tree:
|Santalum album, Santalum ellipticum or Santalum spicatum|
Essential Oil Colour
|Rich orange with brown tones or clear with a hint of yellow|
|Base note, and medium initial strength. It has a sweet, rich yet delicate wood aroma. |
How Can You Use This Essential Oil In Your Daily Life?
This oil has been used extensively throughout history, for medical and religious reasons. It is said to help infections of the urinary tract for women. This essential oil, when diluted in a carrier oil, is great for treating dry or irritated skin. Its aroma helps maintain alertness during meditation and soothes away anxiety and tension.
The exotic scent of the East Indian variety is said to be an aphrodisiac. When used in a massage oil or dispersed in a room by a diffuser, problems of frigidity and impotence may be eased.
The perfume industry uses this essential oil extensively as a fixative for other fragrances. It is also a well-known incense variety.
DO NOT apply this essential oil directly to the skin without being diluted in a carrier oil first. An estimate of 5 drops of essential oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil is suggested.
Where Can You Find This Essential Oil?
This essential oil normally comes in various sized bottles and can be found in major drugstores and specialized stores. Many internet-based aromatherapy companies carry this essential oil. It is more expensive than most essential oils because of the limited number of the trees.
You can purchase Sandalwood Essential Oil from Amazon.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Pregnant women and people suffering from depression should not take this essential oil. Undiluted oils should never be applied onto the skin. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified professional aromatherapy practitioner. Consult a professional aromatherapy practitioner prior to using this oil to treat children.
Note: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a physician and/or other health specialist. Precautions must be taken to ensure aromatherapy does not conflict with existing medical conditions.