Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum album)
Sandalwood is a calming, comforting, and reviving essential oil, excellent for calming anger and irritation through bringing peaceful feelings, and for chapped, damaged, or cracked skin. It has a lovely lingering sweet woody aroma.
Kathryn Anne Sandalwood Essential Oil comes in a 5 or 10ml glass amber bottle (depending on the amount ordered) with a black screw top lid that includes a dropper.
Nervous: bereavement, depression, anxiety, stress, tension, irritability, anger, insomnia, paranoia, obsessions, jealousy, low self-esteem, confusion.
Skin: chapped, damaged, or cracked skin, ageing skin, all skin types, eczema, dermatis, acne, itching, inflammations.
Digestive: nervous indigestion, diarrhoea, nausea.
Respiratory: asthma, bronchitis, coughs, catarrh.
Urinary: cystitis, urinary tract infections, kidney problems.
Sandalwood is a base note essential oil and blends well with bergamot, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, and rosewood. It is made through steam distillation of the heartwood and roots of mature trees, dried and powdered. Indian Sandalwood is in short supply, and now all cultivation, harvesting, and supply is heavily regulated by the government, hence it is necessarily expensive.
Did you know?
Sandalwood is very important to Indian culture. Mysore is known as the Sandalwood city and the beautiful aroma pervades when you’re there. Sandalwood oil has been used for spiritual, ritual, and medicinal purposes, and in perfumes and incense, for millennia. It is helpful in preparing the mind for meditation.