Sandalwood essential oil has many beneficial properties, such as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, sedative, memory booster, and as a tonic. It is also used in skin and beauty treatments, soaps, creams, deodorants, perfumes, and for medicinal purposes.
The health benefits of Sandalwood essential oil include:
Anti-aging: High in antioxidants, sandalwood reduces damage to the skin caused by free radicals. Free radicals can lead to tissue damage, which results in lines, wrinkles, dehydration and the loss of youthful volume.
Antiseptic: It can be used for both internal and external applications. Internal uses can include ulcers and infections. External uses include protecting sores, pimples, or boils from becoming septic.
Anti-inflammatory: It has a cooling effect that can bring relief to different types of inflammation, either internal or external. Internal examples include inflammation to the brain, nervous, digestive and circulatory systems that can result from infections. Externally, sandalwood can help with inflammation from bug bites, contact irritations or other skin conditions.
Anti-spasmodic: Sandalwood is a sedative and relaxant by nature, which makes this oil great against spasms and contractions. It helps to relax the nerves and blood vessels, which helps relax cramps, coughs, and aches.
Aphrodisiac: This oil is a natural aphrodisiac that can help increase libido along with providing energy. Sandalwood essential oil is great added to an intimate lotion or massage oil.
Disinfectant: It is used in cosmetics and used in sprays such as insect repellant, but is safe enough to use in bathing water and to apply to the skin or wounds for protection against infections.
Hypotensive: Can help to reduce blood pressure by adding it to milk, tea or water.
Sedative: This oil is known as a sedative because it sedates fear, stress, restlessness, and inflammation. It can induce relaxation and positive thoughts.
Sandalwood should be mixed with your favorite carrier oil to ensure the safe delivery of this oil into the skin. Although there is no risk associated, always do your research before applying anything new to your body. If you are allergic to a specific food make sure that the food is not in the essential oil you are using as you will be allergic to that as well.