- Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge
- Oil Consistency: Medium – Thick
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Rich, sweet, fragrant yet delicate, woody, floral.
Action: Antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative, tonic
Benefits, Indications: High in sesquiterpenes that have been researched for their ability to stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of emotions. The pineal gland is responsible for releasing melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that enhances deep sleep.
Sandalwood is similar to frankincense oil in its support of nerves and circulation. Bronchitis (chronic), herpes, cystitis, skin tumors. Helps with cystitis and urinary tract infections. It may also be beneficial for acne, depression, meditation, pulmonary infections, menstrual problems, nervous tension, skin infection. It helps dry or dehydrated skin.
More Info: This relaxing oil has a harmonizing and calming effect which reduces tension and confusion and is ideal for use in depression, hectic daily lifestyles and states of fear, stress, nervous exhaustion, chronic illness and anxiety. It is very useful for any chest complaints as it has a pronounced effect on the mucus membranes of both the pulmonary as well as genito-urinary tract – making it very effective for complaints of the urinary tract as well.
Chronic chest infections, sore throats and dry coughs as well as bronchitis and asthma can benefit greatly from this oil, as well as cystitis and bladder infections. It is also helpful with sexual problems such as frigidity and impotence. On the skin, sandalwood oil relieves itching and inflammation, and is most effective in relieving dehydrated skin – making it great for anti-aging skincare.
The astringent action has a great toning effect and is also used with good results in oily skin conditions and to prevent the skin from forming ugly scars and for fighting dry eczema.
Chemical Constituents: Santalol, santyl acetate and santalene
Precautions: It is considered a nontoxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.
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