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The essential oil of sandalwood is extracted through steam distillation of pieces of wood from matured Sandalwood trees. Older tree has more oil, and the aroma is stronger. As far as quality is concerned, Indian Sandalwood is considered best. Sandalwood essential oil has some really remarkable medicinal properties, which is explained in greater detail below.

Know more about Sandalwood Essential Oil.

  1. Antiseptic

The essential oil of sandalwood is very good as an antiseptic agent. It is safe for both internal and external applications. When ingested, it helps to protect internal wounds and ulcers from infections. Similarly, when applied to the skin, it protects wounds, sores, boils, and pimples from developing infections or from becoming septic.

Sandalwood Soap is  antiseptic in nature and has cooling effect on the skin.

  1. Anti-inflammatory

Both sandalwood paste and its 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 brain, digestive, nervous, circulatory, and excretory systems.  Sandalwood essential oil is particularly beneficial in cases of nervous and circulatory inflammations.

Sandalwood infused massage oil provides relief from all types of inflammation.

  1. Antispasmodic

Being both relaxant and sedative in nature, this oil works great against spasms. It relaxes nerves, muscles and blood vessels, thereby ending spasms and contractions. Thus, it is helpful in treating problems associated with spasms, such as cramps, aches, and coughs.

Use diluted Sandalwood Essential Oil helps to relieve spasms.

  1. Astringent

Although it is very mild, this essential oil has some astringent properties which induce contractions in the gums, muscles and skin. It is beneficial in terms of strengthening the hold of gums on the teeth, the strengthening of muscles, and tightening of the skin.

Adequate amount of Sandalwood Essential Oil diluted it with your carrier oil, lotion, cream or even bathing water helps to reap its astringent properties.

  1. Cicatrisant

The essential oil of sandalwood soothes the skin and helps scars and spots to heal much faster. It is a very old practice to use paste of sandalwood as a skin pack. The same effect can be obtained from using this essential oil. This oil is now extensively used in skin care soaps, lotions and creams.

A Sandalwood Cover Cream helps to eliminate all traces of impurities, while reinforcing the skin’s natural protective layer.

  1. Carminative

The Essential Oil of Sandal Wood, being relaxant in nature, induces relaxation in the intestines and abdominal muscles, thereby facilitating the removal of gases. Also, it prevents excess gases from forming.

The fine fragrance of sandalwood oil induces a calm environment for the body and mind to relax.

  1. Diuretic

Due to its relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties, it soothes inflammation in the urinary system and induces relaxation, thereby promoting the easy passage of urine. It also increases the frequency and quantity of urination. This helps in treating infections and inflammation in the urinary system, because it flushes out dangerous toxins.

Using diluted Sandalwood Essential oil helps to relax, and promote easy passage of urine.

  1. Disinfectant

 It is the disinfectant property of sandalwood essential oil that justifies its wide use in religious ceremonies and cosmetics. Its fragrance keeps away microbes and small insects, which is why it is extensively used in incense sticks, sprays, fumigants and evaporators to disinfect large areas. Moreover, this oil can be mixed with bathing water or other lotions or oils to apply on the skin and wounds to ensure their protection from infections.

A Sandalwood Air Freshener has a mild, delightful aroma of sandalwood as well as its disinfectant quality.

  1. Expectorant

Sandalwood Essential Oil behaves as an expectorant and is particularly effective in treating coughs. It also fights the viral infections, which initially cause the coughing, cold, flu, mumps, or any other illness.

Use diluted Sandalwood Essential oil to treat cough and cold.

  1. Tonic

This oil can be a very good health tonic for anyone, especially for growing children. It can be safely given to children, while many other essential oils are not. Since it is soothing on the stomach and the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems, it helps these systems function in harmony and without any abnormalities.

Massaging the body with Sandalwood Massage Oil helps promote circulatory and nervous systems.

There are no risks associated with sandalwood essential oil, except that, it should be mixed with some type of carrier oil for application in skin. Sandalwood oil is highly prized for its benefits as explained above.



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