Sandalwood Essential Oil

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 Sandalwood Essential Oil

Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil

Sandalwood essential oil is a mild astringent, this means that it can induce minor contractions in our soft tissues, such as gums and skin. Many aftershaves and facial toners use sandalwood as one of their primary ingredients to help soothe, tighten, and cleanse the skin.

Sandalwood essential oil is also high in antioxidants that can help reduce damage caused by free radicals, which promote aging.

Sandalwood is considered to be an anti-inflammatory agent that may provide relief from mild inflammation such as insect bites, contact irritations, or other skin conditions.

A 2014 study found that the active ingredient in sandalwood called santalol did help decrease inflammation markers in the body called cytokines. It is believed that santalol acts in a similar manner as NSAID medications, but without the potential negative side effects.

Magick & Spiritual

Sandalwood is used as an incense base for: Protection; Healing; Exorcise; Spirituality; Wishes; Full Moon Esbats; Wards Negativity; Astral Projection; Reincarnation; Spirit Offering.

Sandalwood soaps are great for pre ritual cleansing or used before healing magick or when there is a possibility of negativity affecting your work.

Additional Information:

Sandalwood oil is extracted from the chipped heartwood by steam distillation.

The use of myrrh essential oil is not recommended for children under the age of 3 years.

A lot of essential oils contain allergens which can be found on the rear labels of the soaps in bold text. Myrrh essential oil contains the following allergens:

FARNESOL

**Disclaimer**

The information above is not intended to replace medical advice. The use of any information provided by The Druid’s Kitchen is solely the user’s responsibility. The Druid’s Kitchen advise that you consult a health professional before using essential oils.

Products containing frankincense essential oil.

Danu’s Dream

Related ingredients include Frankincense Essential Oil and Myrrh Essential Oil.

Other ingredients you may be interested in:

Evening Primrose Oil, Marshmallow Root and Kaolin Clay.


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