Sandalwood is a prime example of why essential oils are so fun and effective to use. It is an exotic tonic-perfume that literally makes you feel and look as good as you smell.
Sandalwood essential oil is harvested from the bark of the Sandalwood tree and each tree must be at least thirty years old before it starts to be suitable for essential oil production. As the trees age, the oil they produce gets better and better, making Sandalwood a uniquely precious essential oil. It also helps to smooth the feel of skin that is rough in texture and to make the appearance of the hair shine. It is thus a beautiful addition to private label cosmetic formulations for the body, face, and hair alike.
In India, Sandalwood plays an essential role in Hindu culture and has historically been used to enhance meditation. This makes sense because Sandalwood has a combined aroma-therapeutic effect of grounding and elevating at the same time. This wonderful calming essence is thus great for use during aromatherapy, but can just as easily be used as a natural perfume. And in fact, it has been used for exactly this purpose for centuries.
Many essential oils have ancient and exciting histories, and Sandalwood is no exception. This precious oil comes from ancient trees and is used to enhance meditation, as a valuable incense and ceremonial essence throughout Hindu culture, and as a natural skincare oil. Its golden drops of medicinal nectar bring harmony, and juicy life back into the skin, mind, and senses.