Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood Essential OilSandalwood essential oil has a soft, woody aroma and is a thicker oil than most. Sandalwood has been used for over 2,000 years. It is highly prized in East Indian cultures and there is a high supply and demand for it. The essential oil is steam distilled from the heart of the wood or the trunk and the roots. It does not produce an essential oil until the tree is 30 years old. Because of this it is important to replant and or regenerate existing trees that have been harvested. Sandalwood is a precious oil and each drop you use should be fully appreciated. Sandalwood has an affinity for the throat and is good for sore throats and tickly coughs.  It is considered a generally safe oil with no known safety concerns and can be used occasionally undiluted on the skin.  The main chemical constituents of sandalwood essential oil is alpha and beta santalol. (our current batch contains 65%!).  Alpha and beta santalol are anti-inflammatory and good for dry skin, rashes, dermatitis and psoriasis. It  is deeply sedative.  Emotionally, sandalwood is calming and grounding helping to bring inner peace.

Sandalwood Benefits:

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  • Soothes depression, anxiety and stress
  • Encourages a restful nights sleep
  • Helps reduce scarring
  • Good for raised, inflamed rashes
  • Promotes inner peace
  • Good for meditation
  • Good for acne-prone skin
  • Good for dry hair
  • Supportive during times of grief

How to Use Sandalwood Essential Oil

  • Put 1 drop on the soles of your feet before bed or meditation
  • Put 1 drop on a cotton ball and inhale deeply when you feel anxiety setting in
  • Add 2 to 3 drops to a warm evening bath for a calming, grounding effect
  • Add 4 to 5 drops to 1 ounce of your face cream
  • Add a drop to a cotton ball and inhale deeply during times of loss and grief
  • Apply 1 drop to sore throats

DIY Skin Rash Soother Recipe

Add essential oil drops to aloe gel. Mix well. Apply to rashes several times daily as needed for itch and irritation.

How do you use Sandalwood?

Resources: 1. Kathy Keville and Mindy Green. Aromatherapy A complete Guide To The Healing Art. 2nd Edition, Crossing Press, USA, 2009 2. Robert Tisserand. Essential Oil Safety Second Edition, Elsevier, USA, 2014

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Traci is a Certified Aromatherapist with 18 years experience in essential oils, aromatherapy and product formulation. She is the Founder of Kokokahn Essential Oils. Learn more about Traci and her journey.

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