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Sandalwood oil (Santalum album )
With antiseptic and soothing qualities, sandalwood is also known as an aphrodisiac. It lends a sense of calm and can ease PMT. Use as a facial massage to treat flaky, irritated complexions or acne.
Origin of sandalwood essential oil:
In china, India , Egypt sandalwood was used in perfumes and cosmetics. It has also been prized by furniture makers and in India many of the temples were built with this lovely wood. Worshipers also covered their bodies with its essences, along with rose, jasmine and narcissus.
Sandalwood tree - Description:
the evergreen sandalwood tree grows to a height of up to 8m in Indonesia , south east asia and in east India . The syrupy, balsamic oil is extracted from roughly chipped and powdered wood by steam distillation. It has a rich, warm, woody odour. It is used as a fixative in perfumes and gives the lingering classic base notes in many expensive fragrances.
Therapeutic Effect of sandalwood oil:
Sandalwood's sedative properties are good for treating depression and tension. Other uses of sandalwood essential oil are:
- It is also expectorant and antispasmodic,
- useful for bronchitis,
- coughs, nausea,
- and skin problems,
- Also regarded as as aphrodisiac.
Sandalwood essential oil - Uses:
- Apply in a warm compress to revitalize dehydrated skin.
- Blends well with neroli and rose. Massage enhances its soothing effects.
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