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, 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 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, normalising 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 moisturises 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.
Sandalwood oil helps to soften the skin, increasing and restoring its ability to retain moisture, restores skin elasticity, it has a powerful anti-aging effect – improving skin tone, refreshes, eliminates flabbiness and is indispensable when caring for the skin of the face. Sandalwood oil combats dryness, roughness and inflammation of the skin, restores skin elasticity, improves blood circulation and skin firmness. When used topically, it can relieve localised rashes, skin inflammation and itching; smoothing out shallow scars. Sandalwood oil removes excessive oiliness of the skin and regulates the production of sebum.
How to Use Sandalwood Oil
The warm and rich woody aroma 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 Massage
Sandalwood essential oil is also one of the best massage base oils, especially because of its natural warming effect. For massage, sandalwood oil can be used as a base oil, can be applied directly to the skin and can also be added to various massage oils or massage lotions.
Topical applications using sandalwood oil can help relieve coughs when this oil is applied directly to the chest area. Ideal to help relieve back pain, sandalwood oil is recommended to be rubbed in with gentle circular motions, maintaining pressure as the fingers work up towards the middle of the back.
Sandalwood Oil for Hair
Adding a small amount of sandalwood oil to your hair conditioner or to use it as a hair mask is highly recommended. This procedure strengthens the hair follicles, copes well with dandruff, stops hair loss and moisturises 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 Whitening
For an evening facial brightening and whitening procedure, just mix a few drops of sandalwood with almond oil, or jojoba oil, then apply this mixture to the skin, gently smoothing along the massage lines.