Sandalwood has been used for thousands of years, its history dating back to ancient times when it was used as traditional incense, in perfumery and cosmetics and even as embalming material. Sandalwood is a luxurious essential oil that is considered to have aphrodisiac properties and is often used in prayer and meditation as it brings tranquility and peace of mind.
Sandalwood has a deep, woody and sweet scent. It blends nicely with other essential oils including rose, cypress, bergamot, basil, jasmine, vetiver, clove and black pepper.
Sandalwood essential oil is used for the treatment of respiratory issues including bronchitis, laryngitis, catarrh and stubborn coughs. It also works to purify the air of germs and unwanted odours. The oil can bring nourishment to dry and chapped skin as well as ease stress related conditions, anxiety and insomnia.
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