Sandalwood oil is extracted from the heartwood and roots of the sandalwood tree by steam distillation. It is pale yellow in colour, with a buttery, woody aroma, gaining floral tones with age.

When used in aromatherapy it induces mind-focussing and emotion-calming effects.

Sandalwood oil is an important constituent in many perfumes and fragrances. As well as providing a gentle base note, it is also important as a fixative for other ingredients in the perfume.

The PropertiesSandalwood oil consists of several properties. These include:

• Anti-bacterial

• Anti-oxidant

• Anti-inflammatory

• Antiseptic

• Anti-phlogistic

• Anti-spasmodic

The UsesSandalwood can be used for a variety of purposes including:

• Reducing the appearance of wrinkles

• Treating eczema

• Treating Psoriasis

• Treating Acne

• Treating cramps

• Treating coughs

• Healing and fading scar tissues

• Reduces swelling of lymph glands

• Toner for the skin

• Boosting memory

• Stimulating concentration

• Reducing blood pressure

• Reducing inflammation form viral infections

• Keeping away insects and microbes

• Fighting viral infections such as cold, flu and mumps

• Reducing body odour

• Preventing infections

Application

Sandalwood oil is not recommended for use on the skin without the use of a carrier oil. Carrier oils such as olive oil, avocado oil, peanut oil and jojoba oil can be used along with it.

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