How Sandalwood can be used in Aromatherapy?
Sandalwood is a small evergreen tree. Its botanical name is Santalum album. The aroma of the sandalwood oil is rich, sweet, fragrant, floral and woody. The essential oil has a warming and relaxing effect. The essential oil of sandalwood is expensive due to its extraction process and the length of time the tree takes to grow. Though, it is highly appreciated oil in today’s aromatherapy.
The essential oils of sandalwood blends well with geranium, jasmine and frankincense oils. Sandalwood has traditionally been used for skin revitalization, enhancing meditation and spiritual practice. It has various therapeutic properties such as antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties.
Aromatherapy Sandalwood Essential Oil:
The essential oil of sandalwood helps in treatment of following ailments-
– The essential oil of sandalwood treats infection of the reproductive organs, generally in men and also helps in relief from bladder infections.
- Use 12 drops of oil in 1 ounces of vegetable oil and massage it over the infected area.
- The oil can be used on hemorrhoids as it counters inflammation.
– A chest balm or syrup containing sandalwood helps relieve sore throat, laryngitis and persistent coughs.
– It is used to sedate the nervous system, anxiety and insomnia.
– The essential oil of sandalwood is used for enhancing complexion, rashes, acne, inflammation, chapped, dry and dehydrated skin.
– The essential oil relaxes the brain waves.
– The oil of sandalwood is prescribed by some specialists to heal major burns.
Apart from above described uses of aromatic oil of sandalwood, it also cures following ailments-
- Immune System Booster
- Nervous Tension
- Water Retention
Sandalwood has an anti-spasmodic properties, hence it should not be used during pregnancy or in depression states as it may cause more lowering of the mood.