For centuries sandalwood has parked a special place in the Hindu religions. Owing to its sanctity, It is considered holy in almost all of the social and religious rituals and ceremonies. Sandalwood oil and the paste of sandalwood is used in medicines, skin and beauty treatments and numerous other edibles, incense sticks, room fresheners, deodorants, perfumes, soaps, lotions and creams.
Here is why one must use sandalwood oil more often:
1 . Keeps Away Infections
Sandalwood oil acts as a very good antiseptic agent. It is safe for both external and internal application. When applied to the skin it protects the wounds, boils, and pimples from developing infections and from becoming septic.
2 . Treats Inflammatory Problems
The active ingredient in Sandalwood Oil – A-Santalol and B-Santalol- have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties that function similar to ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects. Research shows that sandalwood oil could be an effective treatment for sunburns, psoriasis, skin warts and other inflammations of the skin.
3 . Stimulates Hair Growth
Sandalwood oil helps to stimulate hair growth. A mixture of extra virgin sweet almond oil and sandalwood oil has been found to play an essential role in stimulating hair growth. Sandalwood essential oil also helps to cool down the scalp, remove dandruff and adds fragrance to your hair.
4 . Relieves Muscle Aches
Sandalwood Oil has rich relaxing properties. The oil works well for relaxing tense muscles and joints and also reduces spasms and pains. It relaxes the nerves and treats cramps and sciatica. You may mix 4 to 6 drops of sandalwood oil together with your favorite massage oil (any carrier oil) to massage the sore muscles.
5 . Disinfects The Environment
Sandalwood oil is widely used in religious ceremonies and cosmetics. Its fragrance keeps away microbes and small insects, which is why it is used in incense sticks, sprays, fumigants to disinfectant bigger spaces. This oil can also be mixed with bathing water or other lotions and applied on the skin and wounds to ward off infections.
Ways To Use Sandalwood Oil:
-Add a drop or two to the oil dispenser for a relaxing aroma in the house. You may also choose to use incense sticks as a room freshener.
-Add Sandalwood oil to a warm water tub for a pedicure. It promises to relax you.