Sandalwood

Sandalwood
santalum album

Used in Ancient Chinese and Indian Ayurveda medicine, Sandalwood was known for it’s earthy, exotic, woody aroma. It has been used to treat infections, anxiety, depression and digestive issues.  It also promotes mental clarity and memory.  It can be used to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma, along with bladder and urinary tract infections.   Likely due to it’s calming and sedative properties, sandalwood has been found to support healthy blood pressure.

Blends well with bergamot, geranium, lavender, myrrh, black pepper, vetiver and ylang-ylang.

Uses:

Anxiety/Depression:  Diffuse or use apply 2-3 drops to your wrists.  Place 2 drops on a cotton ball and inhale the aroma.  Apply 3-4 drops to the soles of your feet.

Coughs:  Add 3-4 drops to a cotton ball or washcloth and inhale the aroma.

Mental clarity/Memory:  Diffuse or use apply 2-3 drops to your wrists.  Place 2 drops on a cotton ball and inhale the aroma.

Toner:  Apply 3-4 drops to a carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and apply topically.

Therapeutic properties:

Antiseptic
Antispasmodic
Astringent
Carminative
Diuretic
Expectorant
Sedative
Tonic

Safety:

If you are pregnant, nursing, being treated for other health issues or taking medications, be sure to consult your healthcare provider. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil.

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