Sandalwood Indian Dilution: Uses of Sandalwood in Aromatherapy
Sandalwood (Santalum album) is one of the oldest of all known aromatic materials and has a history that dates back over 4,000 years.
Highly revered as a sacred fragrance by many religions around the world such as Buddhism and Hinduism, its wood has been used to make religious artifacts and fragrant incense for a vast range of devotional ceremonies.
The demand for this highly sought-after timber has led to over-harvesting, and over the past 15 years the availability of the heartwood that’s required for extracting the essential oil has diminished significantly.
All of this means that there is very little true Indian sandalwood oil available, and this irreplaceable resource has therefore become quite costly. So to ensure you can still enjoy all of its benefits without your purse feeling the pinch, we now offer this precious therapeutic oil as a 5% Dilution in Jojoba oil as well as in the undiluted form.
Uses of sandalwood in aromatherapy
The unique and exquisite aroma of sandalwood essential oil is soothing and calming to an active mind, making the oil an excellent choice for anyone who leads a hectic daily life and suffers from the usual stress related issues this can create.
It also helps to disperse agitation and aggression which makes it exceptional for creating a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere around the home. Used in skin care its action is soothing, moisturising and softening which makes it perfect for dry, irritated or mature skin.
Sandalwood is an effective antiseptic which can be put to great use, and it effectively calms dry, tickly, unproductive coughs.
The fragrance of this oil appeals to both men and women which accounts for its traditional use as an ingredient in high-class perfumes, colognes and aftershave lotions – or perhaps it is used because for thousands of years it has been considered a powerful aphrodisiac!
When blended with rose oil it creates a beautiful aroma which imparts a deeply relaxing effect that is invaluable with anxiety, stress and insomnia. Sandalwood is also ideal for meditation.
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