The oil of spirituality and faith, Indian Sandalwood is an extremely precious essential oil. Used for centuries as a tool for meditation and Egyptian embalming, it has become such a national treasure to India that its harvest is regulated in order to protect the species.
Connected to the crown chakra, and with a deep connection to religion and faith, Sandalwood has a rich history in the spiritual world. It was valued when worshipping gods, used during prayer and to enhance meditation. Still to this day, it is highly regarded as one of the best oils for meditating and connecting to the spiritual world.
With its sweet yet dry woody scent, it is an extremely grounding oil. It will calm your racing thoughts and still your mind, as it eases you into a deeper meditation. Sandalwood reminds us that we are never alone, and there are higher forces to help us through life.
“I am connected to the Divine, I am one with all and it is easy for me to see the truth.”
Relaxing and soothing, Sandalwood helps alleviate anxiety, and the comfort of this smooth scent makes it a perfect oil to have in the bedroom to encourage calm and easy sleep.
Sandalwood is an anti-inflammatory and an astringent. It can be used to help heal wounds and promote healthy looking skin. Because of its toning properties, it is great to use for many skin ailments and imperfections. With its cleansing properties, it aids in the appearance of clear, smooth skin, and can assist in repairing aged and damaged skin. It offers relief and hydration for dry skin and hair. Use it on your skin and in your hair.
Apply sandalwood directly to the skin or add it to creams or a massage oil.
Rub it into the palms of your hands and inhale before and during a meditation.
Sandalwood can also be used in a diffuser, during meditation, or to promote a relaxing environment throughout the home or in the bedroom to encourage a deep sleep.
I love to use Sandalwood in my Energy Healings as I believe it helps you connect with your inner guidance and emotional compass.