Properties of Sandalwood Oil
Among the various therapeutic properties of sandalwood essential oil, one of the most important is its relaxing effect. Natural sandalwood oil soothes the nervous system, relieves irritability, reduces anxiety, fear and panic attacks. Sandalwood oil relieves stress, gives calmness and positive thoughts. When absorbed into the skin, it interacts with enzymes and hormones of the body, stimulating the central nervous system.
Sandalwood essential oil is widely used in the complex treatment of dry cough, throat irritation, laryngitis, relieves the symptoms of bronchitis and asthma. In these cases, sandalwood oil is used in steam inhalation or chest massage. Natural sandalwood oil has a warming effect, normalizing the heart rate. Sandalwood oil is often used in manual therapy, as an analgesic and relaxing agent, and also helps with rheumatism, back pain and various joint pains.
Sandalwood Oil for Skin
Natural sandalwood oil is one of the best natural oils recommended for both dry and oily skin, as it helps fight acne and also heals and moisturizes the skin, soothes and softens it, relieves irritation and inflammation. Due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties, it is indispensable in the effective fight against acne. Sandalwood oil is suitable for all skin types, but is most commonly used for dry, damaged skin and deep wrinkles.
Natural sandalwood oil helps to soften the skin, increasing and restoring its ability to retain moisture, and restores skin elasticity. Sandalwood oil has a powerful anti-aging effect – it improves skin tone, refreshes, eliminates flabbiness, and is indispensable when caring for the oval of the face. This oil combats dryness, roughness and inflammation of the skin, restores skin elasticity, and improves blood circulation and skin firmness. When used topically, it can relieve localized rashes, skin inflammation and itching, and smooth out shallow scars. Sandalwood oil removes excess oil from the skin and regulates the production of sebum.
How to Use Sandalwood Oil
The warm and rich woody scent of natural sandalwood essential oil is well known around the world as a sweet scent for the body and is often used as an ingredient in fragrances, perfumes, after shaves, and many beauty blends. Undiluted sandalwood oil can be applied directly to the skin, but it is best to dilute it with jojoba oil or any other cosmetic oil.
Sandalwood Oil for Topical Application
Topical applications using sandalwood oil can help relieve coughs when this oil is applied directly to the chest area. It is ideal to help relieve back pain, and it is recommended to apply with gentle circular motions, maintaining pressure as the fingers slide up towards the middle of the back.
Sandalwood Oil for Hair
Adding a small amount of sandalwood oil to your hair conditioner, or its use as a hair mask is highly recommended. This procedure strengthens the hair follicles, relieves dandruff, stops hair loss, and moisturizes the hair ends. You can apply a few drops of sandalwood oil to the comb before combing for silky, healthy and beautiful hair.
Sandalwood Oil for Skin Lightening
For an evening facial brightening and lightening procedure, just mix a few drops of sandalwood and almond oil, or jojoba oil, then apply this mixture to the skin, gently smoothing along the massage lines.