Sandalwood Essential Oil

Love, love, LOVE the smell of Sandalwood! Steam distilled from wood – mainly from Mysore in India, where historically it was used for incense. The ancient Egyptians used it for embalming too!

Uses and benefits:

  • Calming – it can slow the emotions, reduce nervous tension and stress and help lift the spirit. Add a few drops to the diffuser in the evening and enjoy!
  • Mental clarity – can help give insight into problems, reduce feelings of anger and aggression and foster cooperation. Add a few drops to a shot glass of milk and add to the bath for a nice relaxed soak.
  • Respiratory issues – can be used to help ease the symptoms of bronchitis, dry coughs, sore throat and¬†laryngitis. Diffusing and inhaling the oil can help, or diluting to 2% in a carrier oil and applying to the local area.
  • Immune stimulant – may help to strengthen the immune system as well as support the body in fighting infection.
  • Digestion – can be used to help support the body with diarrhoea, nausea, heart burn, constipation and vomiting. Diffusing for 20 minutes can help, or diluting to 2% in a carrier oil and applying to the local area.
  • Acne – can help reduce signs of acne and balance oily skin. Add a few drops to your favourite jar of moisturiser.
  • Impotence – said to support the body with issues associated with impotence and frigidity. Get diffusing in the bedroom!

Contraindications:

Avoid Sandalwood if you have any kidney problems or are clinically depressed.

Always check for further contraindications or warnings.

 

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