Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood OilSandalwood essential oil is diluted from sandal tree (Santalum album), an evergreen tall tree with tiny purple-pink flowers and slim branches, native to Asia. The oil is commonly received by steam distillation and both its consistency and aroma are medium. Sandalwood oil has a little sweet delicate floral fragrance.  In the epoch of Ancient Egypt this oil was used for embalming, and for centuries sandalwood oil has been widely used for perfumery and aromatherapy.

Sandalwood essential oil contains such chemical compounds as santalenes, satanol (some oils have up to 90% of satanol) and santyl acetate. A great variety of therapeutic properties of sandalwood oil include sedative, anti-depressant, astrigent, antiseptic and antispasmodic, expectorant, tonic, diuretic, decongestant and other properties. This oils is considered to be quite safe, non-irritant and non-toxic, though it is very potent and strong. It is also recommended to use only high quality sandalwood oil, which can sometimes be a little expensive.

Sandalwood Essential OilIn ancient Chinese medicine sandalwood essential oils was used to treat various digestion problems, stomach aches and intestinal infections. It can improve the quality of white blood cells and this way improve the function of our immunity system. But many experts say that sandalwood essential oil works wonders for any sort of skin problems, from bruises and wrinkles to sensitive and oily skin. Sandalwood oil is recommended as one of the most effective natural remedy for scars, stretch marks, chapped and dry skin, itching, skin dehydration and inflammation, etc.

This oil can be effectively used to treat coughs,sore throat, bronchitis and chronic infections of respiratory system. In aromatherapy, sandalwood essential oil is used for its excellent sedative effects to calm down anxiety and nervous exhaustion, as well as relieve negative effects of stresses and depression. Finally, sandalwood oil is known as an natural aphrodisiac, which can enhance potency in a safe natural way. You can blend sandalwood essential oil with bergamot, lavender, rose, ylang-ylang, myrrh and vetiver essential oils.

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