Are you looking for an essential oil that will take you to a new level of calmness while offering you a rejuvenating and revitalizing experience? Well, sandalwood essential oil could be the solution you are looking out. The extensive therapeutic benefits of this essential oil have been well-acknowledged and accepted by the people thousands of years ago, making it a powerful antidote for a wide array of health issues. Read on to know about the surprising healing properties of sandalwood oil.
BENEFITS AND WAYS TO USE:
Helps you relax and focus
This essential oil is rich in sesquiterpenes, a chemical that has the potential to stimulate the pineal gland located in your brain. Inhaling the sweet and rich aroma of this essential oil, thus, creates a sense of deep relaxation and calmness. Since the pineal gland is stimulated, this essential oil also helps in improving the focus and concentration.
Sandalwoods essential oil helps in improving the mental clarity. Hence, it also helps in boosting the memory. Add a few drops of this essential oil to your palm and rub vigorously to release the aroma when you are stressed for a clearer mind and better memory.
The astringent properties of this essential oil help in healing minor wounds and burns. That is why it can easily be used as a facial toner and aftershave. It will cleanse the skin and smoothen the rough skin.
Antidotes for skin infections
The antiviral and antiseptic properties of this essential oil helps in alleviating the viral infections and easing inflammation. Hence, it could effectively be used in healing various inflammatory skin infections pimples and acne.
Good for throat and chest infections
Make use of the antiseptic and anti-viral properties of this essential oil to ease various infections affecting the chest and throat. Add a few drops of this essential oil to a cup of warm water and gargle to ease the infections.
Helps to heal insect bites and skin inflammations
Santalol, an ingredient present in sandalwood essential oil, helps in easing the inflammations just like the NSAIDs. Mix a few drops of this essential oil with coconut oil and apply topically to ease insect bites and other skin irritations.
Useful to treat endometriosis
Intake of three drops of the essential oil eases the inflammation and pain experienced due to endometriosis.
Good for the hair
Mix 6 drops of essential oil to 1 tbsp honey and half a cup of orange juice. Apply this concoction to shampooed hair and wash off after 5 minutes for manageable, shiny hair.
Packed with antioxidants in rich amounts, sandalwood essential oil helps in eliminating the free radicals, thus preventing premature skin ageing.
RECIPE FOR SANDALWOOD OIL:
Things you need-
- 1/2 cup olive oil/almond oil/coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons pure sandalwood powder
Add sandalwood powder to warm oil base. If making oil for skin, we highly recommend using sweet almond oil.
Secure the jar with a lid and keep the oil in warm place, preferable near to the window where it would get ample sunlight throughout the day for over 2-3 weeks.
Strain the oil and squeeze the residue nicely to extract all the oil.
To make a stronger oil, repeat the process as many times as you like using the infused oil and fresh sandalwood powder.
Use the oil within 6 months.
** warning ** :
Consult with your physician before using any essential oils.