Monday, November 1, 2010

Healing With Sandalwood

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Today we are going to discuss Sandalwood and how to best use it.

The warm, soothing aroma of Sandalwood can help you to relax your mind and open your heart to love.....Sandalwood as long been thought of as an aphrodisiac. Burning incense can help to create a romantic mood.

So read on m'friends.....


Healing With Sandalwood

You can use the healing aroma of the Sandalwood tree to promote feelings of peace and serenity also to ease various ailments of the digestive system. As it is ans expensive oil, you are more likely to come across it as joss sticks, incense or in scented candles. Burning any of these can infuse your room or atmosphere with its healing aroma.

Sandalwood encourages the production of gastric juices, easing nausea, colic and gastritis. It stimulates the production of urine and causes muscles to contract, helping to flush excess liquids,k like mucus and diarrhea, from the body. Its antiseptic properties help to fight infections.

Active Ingredients Of Sandalwood

Santalols~Small molecules called Santalols give Sandalwood its distinctive aroma. They kill bacteria and also help you to sleep as they are natural sedatives.

Tannins~These compounds can help to stop bleeding, prevent infections, tighten loose tissues and protect and heal damaged skin.

Using Your Sandalwood

As Incense

Breathing in the aromatic smoke from a Sandalwood joss stick can help to lift melancholy and promote restful sleep.  It subdues aggression and irritability, promotes passion and openness and enhances meditation.

Sandalwood is particularly good for stress relief, especially when combined with Lavender or Bergamot.

Other Eastern woody fragrances such as Cedar and Frankincense add to the feelings of peace and calm that Sandalwood can promote.

Using The Oil

Sandalwood essential oil is relatively expensive but if you do use it you can use it in weak dilutions as follows:

  • A few drops in a basin of hot water creates a steam inhalation to ease acne and cracked or dry skin

  • In a vaporizer or your bath it will dry up excess mucus - easing bronchitis, wet coughs , stuffy heads and diarrhea.

This is a short one today, but still some great info that I hope you will find useful.
Have a wonderful day!

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