EAST INDIAN SANDALWOOD
( Santalum album )
by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist
Keywords: MOOD BALANCE, RESTORES & STABILIZES HARMONY
A gentle wood oil that’s lightly sweet, spicy and round. Sandalwood has a deep oceanic and resonant nature and is a popular oil known to ground and enhance any blend because of its fortifying and lasting qualities.
Due to its strengthening and fortifying properties, as well as its cooling and regulating effect Sandalwood makes an excellent tonic for the body and mind. A known aphrodisiac Sandalwood is useful for restoring and healing the body, mind & emotions of any stored trauma.
The aroma of Sandalwood readily clears any atmosphere of negativity and brings life sustaining positive vibrations!
Sandalwood takes you to higher ground where you can soar like an eagle for a more balanced perspective of your situation. The big picture comes in to view as Sandalwood promotes the experience of warmth and balance in one’s life.
Sandalwood soothes and tonifies the nerves, helping to relieve stress, soothe irritations, as well as lift depression and is an ideal remedy for nervous anxiety, fear and stress resulting from a hectic and erratic lifestyle.
Excellent for stabilizing the mind and emotions when feeling upset by life circumstances. Helpful for dispelling feelings of self doubt, nervousness, fear, insecurity & hypersensitivity.
An excellent tonic for the kidneys and adrenals which are heavily impacted by the stresses of our daily life. Use Sandalwood to promote kidney and adrenal function as well as tonify the bladder, kidney & urinary tract.
If you are reacting to others with judgment, irritability and frustration then it’s time to inhale the scent of Sandalwood. It will slow your respiration and calm your mind and emotions.
Great aid to those who may isolate themselves due to an overly sensitive or accommodating nature.
Sandalwood strengthens your ability to make contact with others with an open and compassionate heart.
Sandalwood diminishes overly egocentric drives and supports your ability to discern the needs and desires of others without feeling overwhelmed by them.
Our connections with others is primarily a subconscious process guided by very subtle, nonverbal cues and signals. Sandalwood fosters our feelings of self acceptance and inner sense of connection so that our relationships with others can be strengthened and stabilized.
Sandalwood’s restorative effects make it a good tonic for the immune system. Its immune stimulating properties act to increase white blood cell production.
As an aphrosisiac Sandalwood is useful for balancing and toning the female reproductive organs.
Research scientists have discovered the chemical substance responsible for Sandalwood’s erotic effect on our senses. Men’s underarm perspiration releases androsterone, a substance similar in chemical structure as the male hormone testosterone.
Androsterone in light concentrations smells similar to Sandalwood. Thus Sandalwood being perceived by our senses as being similar to underarm perspiration sends out a barely perceptible but highly effective erotic signal to the opposite sex. Maybe that’s why men often choose to use Sandalwood fragrance as a way to increase their manly aura of attraction to females.
Sandalwood supports the circulatory systems and enhances lymph, nerve and blood supply to all the organs and systems and has traditionally been used for skin regeneration and healing.
As a regulating oil Sandalwood is beneficial for mature skin and known to balance both dry and oily skin conditions.
Consider Sandalwood for treating skin rash, eczema and psoriasis.
Sandalwood is used in Indian temples, as well as in churches around the world in religious ceremonies for worshiping the divine.
Use Sandalwood to enhance your meditation and to open your base chakra which connects you with the planetary family of human kind, as well as to your own personal family and your local community.
In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the sweet aroma of Sandalwood is used to regulate and pacify both Vata and Pitta imbalances. Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness and anxiety or worry. Symptoms of Pitta imbalance include feelings of frustration and anger, tendency to emotional upset and over reaction, high blood pressure and an inability to relax and go with the flow.
PLEASE NOTE: True East Indian Sandalwood continues to rise in price almost daily. It has been restricted for exportation for some time now and its value is fast becoming beyond price, making it an even more highly prized oil as well as extremely precious due to its increasingly unavailable status.
Traders of East Sandalwood think we may no longer be able to procure this oil in the near future. Because of it is becoming so rare I am now offering both my Tamil and Mysore East Indian Sandalwoods in 10% dilutions.
BLEND WITH: Sandalwood smoothes and anchors any aromatic blend. True East Indian Sandalwood matures with age and becomes ever more lovely in aroma. An inheritance quality essential oil to be savored for years to come!