Explaining Essential Oils- Sandalwood
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Santalum Album
What is it?
Sandalwood essential oil is derived from the East Indian sandalwood tree and is created by the steam distillation process.
How can I use it?
Sandalwood essential oil can trigger the brain’s olfactory senses and can help calm the mind, reduce stress and promote feelings of relaxation.
Alternative Skin Cancer Care
The Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics published research which showed sandalwood essential oil may help fight skin cancer because it contains an ingredient called α-santalol. Research has revealed α-santalol can help promote cell death of cancerous cells.
In a study published by the National Library of Medicine, 87 women undergoing a breast biopsy showed that sandalwood used in aromatherapy regimes helped reduce anxiety.
What are the benefits?
Sandalwood essential oil contains healing properties which makes it a highly recommended ingredient in many holistic remedies. It is also a wonderful addition to your skincare routine if you are an avid tanner or have frequent sun exposure.
What are the risks?
Sandalwood essential oil is indicated for external use only and should never be ingested.
Do not ever start or stop any natural remedy, supplement, or treatment without first checking with your healthcare provider and discuss the risks and benefits.
Be sure you are using a bio-friendly, 100% therapeutic grade oil. Do not diffuse a low-quality oil, as they may be filled with other products and not 100% pure.
Where to buy?
Mary Tylor Naturals is proud to offer a selection of high-quality essential oils to improve your well-being. Our full line of essential oils are 100% pure and organic. We stand by our motto, “Better Ingredients for a Better Life!”
For more information on how to safely dilute and use essential oils. Check out our podcast episode at this link.