Sandalwood is an exotic and sensual aroma that has a balancing and grounding effect on the emotions. A good anti-inflammatory, useful for soothing aching muscles and headaches.
Country of Origin: Vanuatu.
Plant Family: Santalaceae.
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the wood of the tree. Mainly the inner part of the trunk.
Main Theraputic Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Calmative, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Analgesic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Chakra: Base, Heart & Brow.
Chinese Element: Earth (& Water).
Sandalwood has become extremely difficult to get hold of due to Indian government controls.
The oil is a by-product of the use of Sandalwood for figurines and furniture, which is very popular, especially in the Far East.
Sandalwood has long been used as a perfume by both men and women and is popularly used in homemade massage blends to create a sensual atmosphere.
For a wonderfully mellow massage oil, blend 3 drops of Sandalwood, 2 drops of Roman Chamomile and a drop of Frankincense in 20ml of Absolute Aromas Peach Kernel oil.