Sandalwood oil for face and hair

Sandalwood oil; what is it good for? 

According to legend, in one of his lives, Buddha changed into sandalwood and intoxicated all who approached him with its smell. For centuries, sandalwood oil was used in different cultures. Hindus used it in rituals of purification and enlightenment.

In Ayurveda, sandalwood is mentioned as a remedy for urinary and respiratory infections, and disorders of digestion. Egyptians among other things used it in the process of embalming. In Islamic countries and the Orient it was used during funerals, since according to old beliefs it allows rapid departure of the soul to heaven.

Stay with us and find out for what is sandalwood good. Learn how to relax and regenerate your mind and body with the help of this gift from nature. If you have certain health problems, sandalwood will not fail you.

How does sandalwood tree look like?

This beneficial essential oil is obtained from the trunk of a tree whose Latin name is Santalum album. Sandalwood grows in India, Australia and the Malay islands. They are other species from the same family mostly Australian (Santalum spicatum) and Indian sandalwood (Santalum album).

It is a smaller evergreen tree, reaching a height of 10 meters, gray-brown in color, with many slender branches whose bark is smooth. The three grow in symbiosis with some other trees, and lives as a semi-parasitic plant. The leaves are hard, small pink flowers and white colors. It blossoms and is green throughout the year.

What is the composition of essential oil?

Sandalwood oil is obtained with distillation of crushed parts of the tree. It is thick and yellow-brownish, with bitter taste.

For centuries it was considered a good aphrodisiac, and today it is used in the case of frigidity and impotence. To make a strong odor, trees should be at least 8 years old, and in top quality as many as 30 or more. Therefore, the sandal oil so expensive and valuable.
In concentrated form contains alcohols sesquiterpenols (santalol 60 percent alpha, beta santalol 30 percent), and sesquiterpenes (teresantol, santalen Santen). The healthiest and best sandalwood oil is without chemical additives, but it is 100 percent natural.

Have you heard of sandalwood perfume?

It particularly loved by women and rightly so. Shows the most intense effect in combination with rose, jasmine.

The products for men are usually mixed with the smell of pine, patchouli and bergamot.

Sandalwood oil has amazing healing properties

Sandalwood oil as a medicine for thousands of years has been used in traditional medicine, as well as today for the treatment of diseases of the modern age. The benefits to health are a variety. In addition there are multiple positive effects on the skin and complexion, which we will discuss in the article later on.

It reduces and relieves nausea and heartburn, eases the feeling of bloating and helps to reduce the formation of gases. It works relaxing on the intestines and muscles of the abdomen. The safest way to use it is in combination with warm water, or other base oils in combination with the tea.

Also it is good at mitigating the effects of food poisoning, or after long-term use of antibiotics. In addition, oral use protects damage of internal tissues of the operation of micro-organisms.

Surprisingly, sandalwood oil lowers blood pressure. Then it has diuretic properties, and promotes urination and helps in the excretion of toxins from the body. Because of its antimicrobial properties it calms urinary tract infection.

The recommended daily dose
  • It is necessary to drink 1-3 drops diluted in water, 3 times a day after meals. For oral use note that it has to be 100% natural cold pressed oil. Synthetic oils are by no means suitable for entry into the body.

If you use sandalwood oil for inhalation you will successfully alleviate dry cough and sore throat. It also will minimize the problems caused by bronchitis and infected sinuses.

Due to strong antibacterial and antiviral effects, conveniently works with all kinds of infections. Especially proved effective against herpes viruses.

The smell of sandalwood soothes and relaxes tense nerves

Studies have shown that massages with sandalwood oil act as a natural means to relieve spasms and soothe the body. It relaxes the nerves and muscles, but also reduces the pain in them. Thanks to its relaxing effect on the body, for women it relieves PMS symptoms and discomfort caused by menopause.

So, to relax be sure to try sandalwood oil for a relaxing massage. Naturally it is necessary to dilute it with some base oil (e.g., olive, sesame, almond, oil or burdock). Other ways to relax is with scented bath that also nourishes the skin of the body.
  • In the water bath, add 4 to 5 drops of sandalwood and 1 to 2-drops of lavender oil.

Sandalwood aromatherapy is extensively applied, because it works as an antidepressant and calms nervous tension, but also helps against insomnia.

The smell of sandalwood helps against stress because it encourages a sense of deep peace and supports the establishment of a spiritual balance. It is used traditionally during meditation, or yoga.

Regular use protects against stress, relieves the feeling of crowding, and fear. But also enhances concentration and memory. So there is no reason not to have essential sandalwood oil in your home.

Incense sticks with sandalwood which are very practical are also available and will contribute to making your home full with positive energy.

The use and application of sandalwood oil for health

Cleans sinuses and bronchi
  • For inhalation in a container with hot water you need to add 4 drops of sandalwood. Cover your head with a towel and slowly inhale the vapors for 20 minutes. Every 5 to 10 minutes, add 4 new drops.
  • Sandalwood oil for bronchitis and dry cough helps. Sprinkle on a handkerchief 5 drops, put it over the mouth and nose and breathe deeply for 8 minutes.
  • For sore throat take 6 drops of oil, and rub on the neck and massage for 10 minutes.
  • With colds and flu sandalwood powder gives an outstanding paste. It also can be used for cladding in case the temperature of the body needs to be dropped down. 

The soothing bath helps people relax
  • Prepare a warm bath and add lavender and sandalwood oil 10 drops. Dive whole body and get comfortable for 15 to 20 minutes. After this treatment, you will sleep like a baby.
  • For depression and insomnia it is necessary to add 4-6 drops of sandalwood poured in a handkerchief and inhale deeply for 5 minutes. Then, rub 3 drops on each temple and massage gently for 4-6 minutes.

Against frigidity and impotence
  • Pipet the tissue with 8 drops evenly inhale for 6 minutes. If the problem lasts longer mix 20 drops with 50 ml of almond oil. This mixture should be rubbed on the skin in the genital area.

Sandalwood oil for the face that shines

It is generally known that sandalwood oil is one of the elixirs of youth, because of its healing properties for skin care and body are stunning. It has a beneficial effect on all types, it can be used for dry or oily skin. It encourages balanced sebum secretion.

It is good for cleaning the pores, because it penetrates deep into all layers of the skin and provides care. Stimulates microcirculation of blood and lymph, which further promotes removal of dead epithelial cells.

It is represented in the anti-age cosmetics, and has the positive effects with eczema and fungi. It leads to faster regeneration of damaged tissues in the case of wounds or cuts and disinfects them.

Also, visibly contributes to hydration the skin even if it is very dry.
  • To restore the softness and freshness of your skin rub is a mixture of a base oil of Sandalwood in ratio 3: 1. Can one tablespoon of olive add sandalwood and 2-3 drops.

Sandalwood oil soothes irritated skin even in case of insect bites.

Helps with inflammatory and painful conditions, ulcers, acne

Sandalwood oil against pimples and acne is great.
  • It is mixed with a few drops of water or a little olive oil and put on gauze or a cloth. Such coverings gradually and effectively remove acne and pimples.

For oral use it encourages the strengthening and tightening of gums.

Natural care of dry and damaged hair
  • Add 3 to 5 drops of the aromatic substance in 30 ml of the hair conditioner. On dry and jagged peaks, you can apply a few drops of this elixir mixed with olive oil.

With this oil hair will be healthier and brighter, and it will have an amazing smell.

Removes wrinkles and nourishes the face 

Because of the wealth of vitamins and antioxidants sandalwood oil is great for rehydrating dry skin, effectively reducing stretch marks and scars, eliminates wrinkles and stains.
  • Make a mixture of 30 ml of almond, and 8 drops of sandalwood and 4 drops of essential oil of geranium. Keep it in a glass container in dark and cool place. Daily rub it on the skin of the face.

A perfect mixture for preserving mature skin and for erasing wrinkles within a few weeks is prepared by dissolving 20 drops of sandalwood essential oil in 100 ml of almond oil. Apply it on clean skin of the face before going to sleep, and the results will come over time.

Sandalwood oil as a face mask is used in the form of mixture with 1 tablespoon of sandalwood, honey and milk.
  • Ingredients, stir and apply on the face, neck and décolleté. Leave for 5 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. This will provide the necessary moisture to the skin and shrinks pores.

Make nutritious cream
  • Take care of facial skin with the following cream: Mix 30 ml of base natural cream (odorless) and 2-3 drops of rose and sandalwood oil. Apply on clean skin every day, and this is best in the morning.

Testimonials with sandalwood oil are excellent

Sandalwood is present in the cosmetic industry for the production of various creams, perfumes, soaps and other products.

On forums and social networks there are topics with sandalwood oil. We recommend you to actively participate in the discussions. On this occasion, we bring you two comments of our female readers.
I had a problem with my sinuses for many years, and thanks to that headaches were frequent. I was skeptical but it was a friend of mine, knowing my problem that persuaded me to try sandalwood oil for inhalation. I can tell you that I have not repented, I use it once a week.  Z.N. 
When I use a mixture of sandalwood and almond oil I not need other face creams. Skin is fresher, and can be proud that all wrinkles have ironed. I look younger than in the pictures 10 years ago. I am happy that I tried this recipe and replaced all creams and preparations I previously had. N.B.

Where to buy sandalwood oil and what is the price?

Sale of sandalwood oil is still a bit limited, and it is less available in supermarkets. I will also have a difficult time finding it in some pharmacies. It is represented in all well-stocked shops but the best place to look for it is in an Indian shops where they offer a wide range of aromatic oils. It is also available online.

Side effects?

When properly used essential oil of sandalwood causes no contraindications nor side effects. It can even be used by pregnant women in the duration of the pregnancy to relieve stress, depression and insomnia. As mentioned above, only it should not be used without dilution because it is too strong.

For sandalwood oil price is quite high. 30 ml bottle costs between 10 to 20 dollars (cold pressed). Then 15 ml of the packaging is around 8 to 18 dollars and a package of 10 mL costs around 5-10 dollars.  So price list is colorful, but the best thing to do before buying it is to inquire about the manufacturer and the place where you are buying the product.

As already mentioned, the highest quality and safest to use is a 100 percent cold pressed sandalwood oil. If you are the looking for an ideal preparation for your hair, we recommend you our earlier article about castor oil.