Sandalwood Essential Oil has been used in cultural and spiritual ceremonies for centuries. The Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine historically has used Sandalwood for its anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory properties.
Did you know that Sandalwood Essential Oil is high in sesquiterpenes the chemical component that stimulates the pineal gland in the brain?
This creates deep relaxation of the nervous system and that is why it has been used for centuries to enhance meditation.
The pineal gland produces melatonin and releases into the blood stream. Science has revealed that melatonin is responsible for regulating the sleep cycle, is a powerful antioxidant and has powerful immune system benefits.
This is why many people use Sandalwood Essential Oil as a natural sleep remedy, natural sleep remedy, and in lieu of using a melatonin supplement!
I personally like to use it for my hair and skin, and to help me relax and focus during meditation.
Brain Power is excellent for concentration and eliminating brain fog. Inspiration and Gathering are spiritual oils used to enhance our communication and connection to spirit.
This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Sandalwood oil. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Sandalwood Essential Oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
Young Living no longer caries Sandalwood. They do sell Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood.
What is the Genus Species? Santalum album
Why is this information important? There are several different species of Sandalwood that are grown in other countries that have shown to have little or no medicinal value.
Some companies may try to substitute a species within the family and try to sell it for therapeutic use! So make sure you know your source and you are purchasing the right genus species!
Where is Sandalwood from? Sandalwood is an evergreen tree that is native to southern Asia. The oil comes from the heartwood of the tree.
Why is this information so important? It's not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Wood
What is the ORAC Value? 160 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Blueberries = 2,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Sandalwood was used to embalm the dead and release their souls during the funeral?
What are the Plant Properties? Immune stimulant, calming, astringent, aphrodisiac, sedative and tonic.
What are the Documented Uses for Sandalwood? Occasional sleeplessness, impotence, digestive imbalance, skin challenges and regeneration (minor acne, hair, soothing, wrinkles).
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Encourages deep relaxation. Sweet aromatic scent of wood.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Awakens sensuality, invokes calmness and deep relaxation. This state allows for greater intuition and sense of awareness, particularly when opening up to and learning unconditional love. Opens cellular memory of past live experiences.
What Chakra is Affected? Opens the root and sacral chakras once the emotional issues are addressed and released in the body.
What are the corresponding Chakra Colors? Yellow and orange.
How do I use it?
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, use it for calming and relaxing. I keep Trauma Life essential oil blend that contains Sandalwood in the dog first aid kit and the horse emergency kit.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Sandalwood essential oil has no known contraindications. It is approved by the FDA for use as a Flavoring Agent (FL) and Food Additive (FA).
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Sandalwood was recorded in 78 AD by Dioscorides in De Materia Medica, a book filled with descriptions of hundreds of healing plants? This book was used as the standard reference until sometime in the seventeenth century.
Want to Purchase Therapeutic Sandalwood Essential Oil?
Young Living no longer caries Sandalwood. They do sell Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood which has similar spiritual properties.
Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Use sandalwood at bed time. Naturally helps the body produce melatonin!
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