Thursday, January 16, 2014

Organic Sandalwood's Many Skin Care & Health Benefits

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Organic Sandalwood is a precious and relatively expensive essential oil, due to the East Indian Sandalwood Tree is practically extinct. Yet its plethora of beneficial properties certainly justify the cost. It's well-known aromatic qualities include aphrodisiacal, calming, centering, relieves exhaustion, grounding, relaxing and stress-reducing.  In addition, it is an excellent oil for combating wrinkles and the visible signs of aging with its natural, strong ability to promote skin hydration and moisture.

Essential oil of Sandalwood is very effective for cleansing the skin and is delightful to add to facial and massage oils, aftershaves, bath oils, moisturizers and creams. It is a natural astringent and has inherent antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. So, it naturally tones and firms skin and is effective for oily complexions.
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Perhaps the most important skin benefit organic Sandalwood offers is, it's a wonderful emollient, highly effective in healing dry, chapped, sensitive and inflamed skin.  To revitalize dehydrated, dry skin, simply apply a warm compress to the afflicted area.  Then blend 10 drops of pure East Indian Sandalwood essential oil with 6 drops of Geranium and 30ml Sweet Almond oil; then use to gently massage into the affected area.
 
Organic Sandalwood essential oil is also very effective in the treatment of acne scars and refresh and renew skin.  The oil is known to be an excellent "cicatrisant" and helps to fade the appearance of scars. It prevents the skin from forming deep scars and also alleviates dry eczema.  
 
In addition, Sandalwood aids in smoothing and treating skin that is affected by acne, as well as the scars associated with it. Adding just a few drops to an unscented, natural facial cream or blending with Jojoba or Sweet Almond oil and applying daily will aid in the healing of damaged, scarred skin. This treatment can be done on a nightly basis by taking a few drops of the essential oils and rubbing them into the affected skin. Noticeable changes in the skin should take place after just a few weeks of use.

ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL BENEFITS: antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, catarrh, chapped skin, constipation, coughs, cystitis, diarrhea, diuretic, drug withdrawal, dry hair, fixative, fragile hair, hangovers, immunity stimulant, insomnia, osteoarthritis.