Are you looking for ways to improve skin, mental clarity and promote emotional well-being? Sandalwood essential oil can help!
Known for its sweet, woody aroma, this essential oil comes from the heart of the Sandalwood tree. With thousands of years of documented use, this oil has a high value to many users.
What are Essential Oils?
Created through steam distillation and expression methods, essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years. These time-consuming processes extract aromatic compounds in a way that preserves the oil’s purity and potency. Learn more here.
Essential oils are so potent that a single drop is usually all you need to use.
Their many uses throughout history include health treatments, beauty care, cleaning and aromatherapy.
Uses and Benefits of Sandalwood Essential Oil
I first started using Sandalwood oil for skin care. My skin is very prone to rashes and extremely sensitive. I am delighted with the results of using Sandalwood essential oil.
As I explored other uses for Sandalwood oil, I discovered there are so many! Here you go.
1 – As I mentioned, one key Sandalwood oil benefit is to help promote healthy looking skin. It can also help reduce skin imperfections. I’ve made it part of my skincare routine in the morning and evening.
I mix 2 drops of Sandalwood with a little bit of Jojoba Oil (carrier oil). I massage into my facial skin and it feels amazing. My skin is looking so much better! You can also mix this oil into other homemade skin products like body butter or shaving cream.
2 – With a grounding, balancing aroma, Sandalwood essential oil can help balance emotions. This has been especially helpful to me as I go through some stressful circumstances in my life. To help lessen tension, just use one or two drop in the palm of your hands. Cup your hands around your nose and inhale.
3 – Need extra hair shine? Use Sandalwood essential oil on your hair. Just apply one or two drops to hair while still wet. Sandalwood helps restore moisture to your hair. You can also add it to your shampoo or conditioner before using on your hair.
4 – Do you love meditation? It’s such a fantastic body-mind connection. With its mood-enhancing properties, Sandalwood oil is wonderful to diffuse during meditation. You can also just use it after a stressful day or diffuse near your bed for sleeping.
5 – Sandalwood essential oil can contribute to a nice, smooth, shave. This DIY Shaving Cream uses some of the best oils for skin—Peppermint, Sandalwood, and Tea Tree oil. Your skin can feel nicely moisturized after a shave with this soothing combination of shea butter and coconut oil.
6 – Do you love relaxing in the bath? Sandalwood can help create the relaxing atmosphere you love during a bath. If you need some balance or just need to de-stress, just add a couple of drops of Sandalwood essential oil to your bath!
Sandalwood essential oil has many wonderful uses and benefits. I was happy to find the benefits of Sandalwood go beyond skincare. I love its grounding properties too!
What are your favorite uses for Sandalwood? Do share in the comments below.