Stunningly scented Sandalwood is one of the world’s most expensive essential oils, prized for its extraordinarily fine fragrance, which is described as soft and sweet, rich, woody, and balsamic. Sandalwood has been valued throughout history for use in religious rites and traditional medicines. It retains a prominent role in folk remedies and in spiritual practices and has also risen to prominence in luxury consumer goods such as perfumes and cosmetics.
- Incorporating the soothing silage of Sandalwood into your aromatherapy practices will add a serenely grounding influence with a subtle sensuality. Whether used in diffusion, a massage, or a bath blend, Sandalwood Essential Oil has a wonderful influence on the senses, stirring relaxed, uplifted feelings and superb sensuosity. For a calming blend to use in a relaxing bath, combine 5 drops each of Sandalwood, Lemon, and Geranium essential oils and dilute in 5 ml (one teaspoon) of preferred carrier oil.
- Used in skincare, Sandalwood Essential Oil is known to be mildly astringent, soothing, and purifying. It can be added to cleansers or moisturizers by adding one drop to a single-sized amount of your regular product for enhanced benefits. It can also be incorporated into masks, lotions, and compresses with complementary oils for deeply cleansing and comforting skincare. For one such formulation to help balance the skin’s oils and improve the appearance of acne, combine Sandalwood, Bergamot, Thyme, and Rosemary essential oils in a concentration of 10% each. Add Lemon oil to this blend in a concentration of 30% and Palmarosa oil in a concentration of 20%. Further, add Juniper and Peppermint oils in a concentration of 5%. A small amount of this blend can be added to the facial treatment of your choice.
- Used in haircare, Sandalwood Essential Oil provides moisturizing care for the scalp and tresses, supporting the hair’s natural body and enhancing its shine. The simplest way to use Sandalwood oil in haircare is to add a few drops to a single-use quantity of a regular shampoo or conditioner to promote a silky soft texture and endow it with a lingering lush fragrance. You can make a simple scalp massage blend with 3-5 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Gently rub this blend into your scalp and rinse with warm water to promote thick and healthy-looking hair.