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5 Secrets to Sandalwood

What is Sandalwood?

Originating over 4000 years ago in India and still actively used today in skincare, aromatherapy and massages, Sandalwood has gained itself a highly-respected reputation. Having been carved into original Buddhist and Hindu temples, it is also considered holy in religious ceremonies. Sandalwood is the key ingredient of our Soothing range, due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Not only does this ancient ingredient soothe skin from the outside, making it ideal for Pitta dosha types with sensitive skin, but it also calms the body internally. sandalwood

Here are 5 secrets to Sandalwood which make it so popular in India. Leaving the Western world playing catch up:

  • Aromatherapy Properties
Used for its aromatherapy effects, Sandalwood’s earthy and long lasting scent heightens meditation rituals, with the calming aura realigning the mind, body, and spirit, ultimately enhancing that meditation ‘zen’.
  • Skin Cleanser
Sandalwood Facial Oil works incredibly well as an antiseptic and when applied to the outer layer of skin, prevents breakouts from developing. Perfect for Pittas, Sandalwood soothes and calms sensitive skin, relieving inflammation and irritation whilst gently cleansing. For those who suffer from skin conditions like Eczema or Psoriasis, trust in its powers to soothe your skin.
  • Stress Reducer
Sandalwood Oil is a fantastic stress reducer, physically and mentally. It works to externally soothe the body’s physical stress through massage, whilst its unique and earthy scent fills the room- relaxing and cooling the brain from mental stress. This relaxation in the brain stimulates the production of the ‘happy’ hormone serotonin meaning there’s all the more reason to take some time for yourself and indulge in a massage, for your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Muscle Relaxer
Sandalwood relaxes muscle spasms. When applied regularly, its antispasmodic properties truly help to relax muscle tension. And it reduces spasms and contractions such as cramp. This makes it a popular oil to be used post exercising. Not only can you relax from the feeling of a massage. But, knowing Sandalwood Oil reduces muscle tension makes that massage ten times better.
  • High in Antioxidants
We all know the word ‘antioxidants’ and the importance of them to fight off free radicals in our cells. Sandalwood is bursting full of antioxidants. Which can reduce signs of ageing and symptoms of menopause due to the layer of protection it gives against free radicals. Bottom line, Sandalwood should be in your skincare regime.