Sandalwood is a grounding, tranquil oil that quells anxiety, aids concentration and mental clarity, making it ideal for meditation, stress management or even sleep.
Sandalwood essential oil is steam-distilled from the evergreen tree native to tropical regions in Asia such as Indonesia and India, where it features in the oldest Vedic text dating back to the fifth-century BCE.
BENEFITS Sandalwood’s sedative quality or ability to de-stress and calm links to meditation, prayer and the spiritual realm.
It has a stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, and may be beneficial in helping minimise swollen lymph nodes.
Like frankincense, its antiseptic and anti-spasmodic properties make it a recommend oil for decongesting and treating respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis or dry coughs. Its anti-inflammatory nature is soothing and renewing to dry and eczema-prone skin types.
Energetically, sandalwood essential oil encourages us to slow down that ‘Monkey Mind’ and find a new, quiet tempo. It is beneficial to those experiencing agitation or aggravation, whether at others or the self.