Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sandalwood is an essential oil with an exotic, woody aroma, and has demonstrated its effectiveness in a wide range of uses. It has a calming effect on the mind, is ideal for use in relieving depression, chronic state of fear, nervous tension, confusion, and anxiety.
Sandalwood is also effective in relieving dehydrated skin (excellent for mature skin), and has also been found to relieve itching and inflammation of the skin.
Chronic chest infections, sore throats and dry coughs as well as bronchitis and asthma can benefit greatly from this oil, as well as cystitis and bladder infections.
Because of the profound effect it has on the mucus membranes of both the pulmonary and genito-urinary tract, it has been used with great success for chest complaints, and urinary tract infections.
Lotions or creams:
When used in a lotion or cream sandalwood oil can assist with chapped, dry or inflamed skin and has wonderful moisturizing and hydrating properties, which are great for anti-ageing skincare. The toning effect is useful when fighting oily skin.
Burners and vaporizers:
In vapor therapy, sandalwood oil can be used for its aphrodisiac effect, to help clear bronchitis, coughs, chest infections, asthma, insomnia, irritability, nervous tension, stress, tension, for relaxing and as an insect repellant.
Blended massage oil or in the bath:
As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, sandalwood oil can assist with bladder infections as well as chest infections and bronchitis, coughs, dry eczema, insomnia, forming scar tissue, irritability, nervous tension, stress, tension, as an aphrodisiac and for relaxing.
**The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only. You should consult a health care professional for any medical conditions. Essential oils are not used to treat, cure or diagnose any illnesses.**