Our ethically-harvested, steam-distilled Sandalwood Essential Oil is crafted in the South Pacific from the roots and heartwood of mature sandalwood trees. This oil has been used for thousands of years in the traditional medicinal practices of India and Indonesia, and is a fantastic elixir for a wide variety of emotional and physical ailments.
A favorite perfume, body oil, and hair treatment of women the world over, Sandalwood Oil is also a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent. Urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, throat congestion, fungal infections, and even the herpes virus can’t hold a candle to the power of sandalwood. Sailors used to use sandalwood to curb outbreaks of scabies, and it has been used traditionally to cool and satiate the overheated and dehydrated.
This ancient aphrodisiac oil contains a constituent similar to androsterone, the underarm pheromonal secretion that acts as a sexual signal.
Sandalwood Oil also contains many benefits for the mind and spirit. A powerful antidepressant, sandalwood eases insomnia, opens the mind to new experiences, and grounds the self while letting the spirit fly. It encourages balance, and eases the overworked, stressed out mind. Our Sandalwood Essential Oil calms as it revitalizes, energies as it balances, and creates an overall feeling of delectable beauty.
“Sandalwood’s calming, harmonizing, and balancing effect acts like deep slow waves.” ~ Suzanne Fischer-Rizzi, The Complete Aromatherapy Handbook
“The essential oil (of sandalwood) is a common ingredient in exotic perfumes and colognes, with a history of 4,000 years of use. In many tropical places, women mix sandalwood essential oil with coconut oil and rub it into their hair for a beautiful shine and fragrance.” – Brigitte Mars, Beauty by Nature
“Sandalwood is composed almost exclusively of the alcohol santalol (fifteen carbon atoms)… the effects of sandalwood oil are influenced more by immune-modulant properties than by antibiotic ones.” ~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherpay
“In aromatherapy, sandalwood is a valuable oil. It is a good antiseptic, having a gentle tonic effect on the nerves. It has an elevating, grounding and effect on the psyche, so is beneficial for depression, anxiety and stress-related problems. Avicenna wrote that the scent of sandalwood “heals passions of the heart and doth exhilarate.” ~ Julia Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind
Traditional, mental, physical, emotional benefits: Calms skin conditions like eczema, moisturizes dry, chapped skin, calms inflamed muscles, enhances meditation, lifts the spirits, relieves depression and fatigue, treats bacterial and viral infections, eases insomnia, creates a sense of peacefulness, calms indigestion and inflammation.