SANDALWOOD DID YOU KNOW?
Sandalwood has reserved a place of dignity and respect in many civilizations and religions of the world. One religion in particular – the Hindu religion, where it is considered holy and indispensable in almost all of the social and religious rituals and ceremonies, from the birth of an individual to their death.
Indian Sandalwood, or scientifically known as Santalum Album is an essential oil with a woody, earthy aroma that is incredibly grounding and rich, but subtle and lingering. Other than the Indian Sandalwood, it also coines in two other varieties: Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum Ellipticum) and Australian Sandalwood (SantalumSpicatum). The Indian Sandalwood and Hawaiian Sandalwood are rare and expensive; especially Indian Sandalwood, as i t is on the verge of extinction and is exorbitantly expensive. Sandalwood essential oil is typically formulated with Beta Santalol, Santyl Acetate, and Santalenes.
Sandalwood essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of piecesof wood from matured Sandalwood trees (which are preferably 80 years old). The older the tree, the more oil is available, and the stronger the aroma.
With its amazinghealth properties. Sandalwood essential oil has been used in medicines, skin, beauty treatments and numerous products we see on the shelves such as mouth fresheners, edibles, incense sticks, room fresheners, deodorants, perfumes, soaps, lotions, and creams.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SANDALWOOD OIL:
Aids in gum and muscle strengthening
Promotes healthy, smooth skin
Works as an a ntiseptic agent
Provides relief from inflammation
Helps treat urinary infections
Reduces blood pressure in hypertension patients
Lowers bad cholesterol
Helps minimise scars and blemishes
Slows down signs of aging
Prevents excess gas formation
Improves the immune system
Tightens and soothes the skin