As a powerful meditation and prayer aid, it helps the mind set aside mental chatter and create the right mood for worship.
Botanical Name: Santalum album
Odor Intensity: Medium
Aphrodisiac, Bronchitis, persistent, Bladder infection, cystitis, Calming and grounding, Spiritual aid.
Woody, deep, lasting, musky, sweet, balsamic.
Blends well with:
Chamomile, patchouli, geranium, bergamot, jasmine, frankincense, rose, ylang ylang.
Antifungal, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, insecticide, sedative, tonic.
Sandalwood can be helpful with obsession and materialism.
Use with moderation.
Sandalwood is one of the oldest known sources of perfume and incense.
It has been used in India since ancient times for religious rituals, and temples have been built of sandalwood. As a powerful meditation and prayer aid, it helps the mind set aside mental chatter and create the right mood for worship.
Medicinal uses of sandalwood are mentioned in old Sandkrit and Chinese manuscnpts.
In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat stomachache, vomiting, and gonorrhea.
In Ayurvedic medicine, sandalwood is used for urinary and respiratory tract infections, skin inflammations, abscesses, and tumors.
Sandalwood essence is derived from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree. The trees grow very slowly, reaching maturity in 40 to 50 years. Cut sandalwood is left on the forest floor until the outer wood is eaten away by ants, leaving only the heartwood, which the ants will not attack.
Sandalwood essential oil is steam-distilled from this heartwood.
NATURE'S SUNSHINE COMMENTS:
5-6 drops sandalwood
2-3 drops Roman chamomile
Combine essential oils with 1 teaspoon of honey.
Add honey and oil mixture to running bath water.
Sandalwood Pure Essential Oil [Urinary, Glandular, Immune, Nervous, Skin] (Santalum album
, steam distilled, wildcrafted) is a sensual oil that is calming, balancing and harmonizing. It contains antifungal, antiseptic and antiviral compounds and has a balancing action on the skin.
Not for use during pregnancy, with children under the age of 2, or on those with kidney problems.