Sandalwood oil smells of wood, exotic, subtle and persistent. It has characteristics that make it useful and beneficial for health and well-being. It is widely used for its calming and relaxing effects. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has astringent, toning, moisturizing, decongestant and rejuvenating properties.
It has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac, to relieve coughs, bronchitis, respiratory infections, asthma, insomnia, tension and stress. It can also be mixed with a massage oil or added to bath water to relax.
If applied to the skin, it should be diluted with a carrier oil, soap or lotion. Use in young children should be avoided. In addition, it can cause an allergic reaction on the skin of some people, being important to do a test first in a very small area.
Note Always ask a specialist before using an essential oil as a remedy or therapy.