Botanical Name: Sanatalum album Family Sanatalaceae
This precious oil has been used throughout history for traditional medicine and meditation.
Ayuvedic Medicine believes Sandalwood uniquely links the base and crown chakra, heightens our spiritual practices, quiets the mind and relaxes the nervous system - improving calmness, serenity and empowerment while allowing us to communicate with others calmly.
Sandalwood relieves anxiety, worry and stress. Helping to relieve headaches, nervous tension and insomnia. Beneficial in a similar way to eucalyptus it was used to relieve chronic bronchitis, dry cough and respiratory infections.
Historical and Traditional Uses
A diuretic it was used as a general antiseptic and urinary antiseptic for cystitis, as an anti-inflammatory to relieve varicose veins, swollen lymph nodes and general circulation and lymph problems.
Used in skin care for dry skin conditions it soothes, cools and moisturises while relieving skin inflammations. Believed to reduce signs of aging by promoting the production of proteins in skin that stop the oxidation process and reverse associated damage which causes aging.
In Ayuvedic Medicine Sandalwood is considered cooling in nature and will relieve hot inflamed conditions and reduce catarrh. For bronchial problems and sore throats it was used at a very low dilution as a gargle.
Chakra: Base and Crown, connects and opens all chakras
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled