Sandalwood essential oil has many healing benefits. It has been used for thousands of years by the Egyptians as a treatment for many ailments. The oil has been proven safe for human application. Many people have enjoyed the healing benefits of sandal wood in various applications over time. It provides relief from sore throats, infections, headache, stress and tension.
As with all essential oils, sandalwood has a therapeutic and restorative action. Benefit to India is derived from the evergreen tree which grows in the tropical and subtropical climates of India, Malaysia, China, Tibet, and Nepal. The santalum tree has been found growing naturally in these regions since before the dawn of civilization. With extensive research on the medicinal properties of the tree, scientists have identified the healing properties of this remarkable essential oil. In fact, Indian sandalwood is the most sought after therapeutic oil in the world.
Stress is often cited as a cause of headaches, especially in those who are more susceptible to it, such as individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or those who are more exposed to stressful situations. Among the therapeutic applications of this oil are in the areas of: stress and anxiety reduction, the treatment of depression, as well as stress and migraine headaches. This oil has proven anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, as well as being an effective remedy for burns, insect bites, rashes, acne, cuts, scrapes, boils, diarrhea, colds, influenza, and food poisoning. Other benefits of sandalwood essential oil include: improving circulation, helping the immune system, relaxing the skin, as well as increasing energy levels. Sandalwood has also been found to be a natural appetite suppressant, which can be useful for those who need to lose weight, due to its appetite suppressing qualities.
Sandalwood Essential Oil is used for skin treatment, as it eases the skin, increases blood flow, improves lymphatic circulation, reduces inflammation, as well as relieves pain and reduces swelling. Additionally, it also improves skin tone and texture and provides relief from insect bites, sunburn, headaches, and digestive upsets. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, Sandalwood is a powerful remedy for scrapes, cuts, burns, eczema, blisters, cuts, chicken pox, headache, insomnia, flu, varicose veins, varicose lips, and hemorrhoids.
In addition to using the oil on a daily basis as mentioned previously, there are several unique benefits of Sandalwood that you can enjoy when using it in aromatherapy treatments. Firstly, Sandalwood essential oils are very high in concentration, which makes it easier for the aromatherapy user to inhale the fragrance without the person experiencing a strong burn. Secondly, due to the high amount of alcohol in Sandalwood, it can help relieve any stomach discomfort you may be experiencing after eating foods. Thirdly, if you are using the oil in a diffuser, you will find that the smell is released throughout the whole room, rather than only in the area where you are using the diffuser.
The benefits of Sandalwood include the ability to heal various conditions that occur on the skin. For example, the oils can be used as a tonic for conditions such as acne, varicose veins, dandruff, sores, eczema, impetigo, burns, itching, rashes, insect bites, as well as respiratory ailments such as asthma. The woody aroma of Sandalwood is also very uplifting, so if you are feeling stressed out or blue, this essential oil is perfect for meditation. When using Sandalwood in a topical cream, you should avoid products that contain alcohol as they will dry out the skin and cause irritation. Also, choose an unscented formula that contains Sandalwood and other natural oils such as lavender, Rosemary, or chamomile.
To determine the exact level of concentration needed for maximum benefits of Sandalwood essential oil, you should experiment a small amount first by adding only a few drops of the oil to a small amount of hot water. You should see if the product is diluted enough to be effective. By diluting the product, you are ensuring that the therapeutic properties of the essential oil are not ruined by other oils in the water. Finally, steam distillation does not remove all of the beneficial oils in the sandalwood oil, which is why it is better to experiment with small amounts before using larger amounts in a steam distillation setup.