Obtained through steam distillation of the wood from mature Sandalwood trees (40-80 years old). The older the tree, the better, as the older trees have a higher oil content and the aroma is stronger.
Benefits and Uses
Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation in the body, which is the root cause of many autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Cicatrisant: Soothing to the skin, and very effective at helping cuts heal faster, while reducing the appearance of scars.
Disinfectant: Used extensively in incense, fumigants and evaporators to disinfect large areas.
Hypotensive: Can be taken with either milk or water to help lower blood pressure.
Mix with a carrier oil (such as coconut or olive) before rubbing on skin.