Sandalwood is the name of a class of woods that are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained. Unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from these woods and utilized for several, advantageous uses.
Here’s a quick list of 5 powerful ways to maximize the benefits of this fragrant and aromatic oil:
- Sandalwood oil has a distinctive warm, smooth, creamy, and milky scent—making it ideal for use as a house-warming fragrance. Delight your guests by misting the air in your living space with this savory scent.
- It’s an effective antiseptic agent—safe for both internal and external applications. When ingested, it helps to protect internal wounds and ulcers from infections. Similarly, when mixed with a carrier oil and applied to the skin, it protects wounds, sores, boils, and pimples from developing infections or from becoming septic.
- As an antispasmoic, sandalwood oil relaxes nerves, muscles and blood vessels—thereby alleviating spasms and contractions.
- Both sandalwood paste and essential oil are very effective as anti-inflammatory agents. They have a nice, cooling effect and provide relief from all types of inflammation in the digestive, nervous, circulatory, and excretory systems that result from infections, fevers, insect bites, and wounds.
- This distinctive oil also acts as a memory booster. Due to its soothing scent, it relaxes the mind—stimulating the ability to concentrate and improving memory. Did someone say “om”?