An essential oil obtained from steam-distilling chips and billets from the heartwood of the Santalum album tree, sandalwood oil is popularly used in perfumery, cosmetics and sacred unguents (soothing or healing salve). But beyond these practical uses are the time-tested calming and therapeutic properties for which it is used in aromatherapy. Learn more about the uses and benefits of sandalwood oil in this article.
What Is Sandalwood Oil?
Uses of Sandalwood Oil
Religious rituals (as incense in temples and meditation garlands/beads)
Vaporizers and burners
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Uses of Sweet Fennel Oil
Composition of Sweet Fennel Oil
Benefits of Sweet Fennel Oil
Carminative: eases indigestion and stomach pain
Diuretic: removes excess water, sodium, uric acid, bile salts and other toxic elements
Splenic: protects the spleen from various infections
Depurative: removes toxic substances in the blood
Expectorant: provides relief from mucus and phlegm that lead to congestion of the nasal tract, pharynx, bronchi and lungs
Emmenagogue: relieves painful dysmenorrhea and helps prevent untimely or premature menopause in women
Galactagogue: increases production of breastmilk in lactating mothers
How to Make Infused Sweet Fennel Oil
How Does Sweet Fennel Oil Work?
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Composition of Sandalwood Oil
Benefits of Sandalwood Oil
Antiseptic — This oil is a good antiseptic agent and is safe for both internal and external application. It helps protect internal wounds and ulcers from infections; when applied to skin, it helps protect wounds, sores, boils and pimples from getting infected.
Anti-inflammatory — The essential oil and paste are effective as anti-inflammatory agents.
They have a cooling effect and help relieve all types of brain, digestive, nervous, circulatory and excretory system inflammation, which result from infections, fevers, antibiotic side effects, insect bites, wounds and poisoning.
Antispasmodic — This oil works against spasms and contractions by relaxing nerves, muscles and blood vessels.
Astringent — Although very mild, sandalwood oil can induce contractions in your gums, muscles and skin, offering benefits like better muscle strength and a tighter skin.
Deodorant — There are individuals who use sandalwood oil to relieve body odor.
Disinfectant — Its fragrance keeps microbes and small insects away, which is why it is widely used in incense sticks, sprays, fumigants and evaporators for disinfecting large areas.
Emollient — It helps soothe the skin, relieve inflammation and irritation, ease infections and promotes a fresh, cool feeling.
Expectorant — It is specifically effective in treating coughs, but it also helps fight the infections that cause the cough, cold, flu or mumps.
Memory booster — Sandalwood oil helps improve memory and stimulates concentration. It keeps your brain cool and relaxed and saves you from unnecessary stress and anxiety.
Tonic — It is soothing on your stomach and the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems, helping them function harmoniously.
How to Make Infused Sandalwood Oil
How Does Sandalwood Oil Work?
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Side Effects of Sandalwood Oil
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