Sandalwood Essential Oil is a profoundly versatile essential oil for its applications spiritually and emotionally.
Emotionally, Sandalwood Essential Oil is calming and helps to instil a sense of inner peace. It is a good choice to try in cases of stress, depression or low self-esteem.
Aromatically, Sandalwood Essential Oil is rich and sweet. In practice I love using this oil for its base properties to round out a blend but I love this tree the as one of my favourites for the most grounding experiences I have ever encountered. The oil and the plants are so alive to me they each sing a song from the earth and in my opinion sandalwoods song is deep and harmonious. It allows us to be fully engaged with mother earth and is to be respected and used for when we really need to get back in touch with her.
As we inhale essential oils, the tiny molecules of the oils enter through our nasal passages, into our lungs, and then into our bloodstream, helping increase the uptake of oxygen, among the many benefits the oils provide.
The tree in India is know protected and for good reason it takes up to sixty years for the tree to provide us with the smell we all have become so accustom to. They are very good crops growing elsewhere in the world to cope with demand. Sandalwood in ancient times was always prized and traded with the highest regard.
If you are fortunate enough to have some sandalwood oil of good quality, he is a little exercise for you if you are stressed and a little overwhelmed.
Just lie down on your back and get comfortable, turn off all of your technology and just make yourself quiet. Add one drop of sandalwood oil in your palm and rub both hands together gently. Just place your hands above your nose and start to just breath in for 4 counts and breath out for 4 counts do these 3 times then place your hands on your heart centre. Keep your mind focussed on your breathing, with your eyes closed . If you find your mind drifting just bring your awareness back to your breath.
You can repeat this for three times enjoying the benefits of the oil and the stillness that you have created for yourself.
Enjoy in good health