Sandalwood Essential Oil has a unique place in all essential oils list. The reason is its necessity & difficulty in availability.
Sandalwood Essential Oil are most valuable & demanded all over world in comparison to the Sandalwood oil manufactured in any part of the world, India meets 80% demand of sandalwood oil in the world because of the best quality. Many peoples also name it as “Mysore Sandalwood Oil”.
Sandalwood oil has a characteristic sweet, woody odour which is widely employed in the fragrance industry, but more particularly in the higher-priced perfumes. It has excellent blending properties and the presence of a large proportion of high-boiling constituents in the oil (about 90-92 percent santalols) also makes it valuable as a fixative for other fragrances. In India, where it is produced, it is used in this manner for the manufacture of traditional attars such as rose attar; the delicate floral oils are distilled directly into sandalwood oil.
Aromatherapy use: “Santalol” Main Content of Sandalwood oil has Antimicrobial property, mostly as urogenital (internal) and skin (external) antiseptic. Sandalwood oil widely used in aromatherapy & soap making. Sandalwood is widely effectively in skin care, being useful for dry, cracked and chapped skin, rashes and acne. It is suitable for all skin types and non toxic. It is helpful for remove to blackhead & spots. For best result apply on skin with carrier oils.
Perfumery use: Sandalwood has made its presence felt in the perfumery industry due to its excellent fragrance. Sandalwood has not only established a niche for itself in the arena of perfume making, but also is extensively used in English, Homeopathy and Ayurvedic medicine due to its therapeutic benefits. The fragrance of sandalwood usually lasts for quite a longer period of time. Sandalwood is based to the making of traditional Indian Attars. We make Attar (Natural Perfumes) by distilling the essential oils & herbs into pure sandalwood oil. It is also call by name Sandalwood Attar.
- The wood of Chandan is used for holy havans.
- Incense from sandalwood has a calming effect and is conducive to clarity of mind. Thus, it is used for meditation.
- Sandalwood paste is used in the ritual bathing of Hindu Gods.
- The sandalwood paste is also used as a “Shringar” of Hindu Gods.
- The sandalwood paste is smeared on the foreheads of devotees of Vishnu and Shiva as a dot or tilak. This paste cools the “Agna Chakra” and centers the concentration powers of an individual.
Many Country people use Sandalwood oil for worship of Lord & Hindus wieldy use its logs (Mutha), Powder & oil for spiritual purpose, also many Muslim’s are use its attar daily. In India, for centuries, the death pyre is made using sandalwood branches. In Sri Lanka, since 9th century, the sandalwood paste was used to embalm the corpses of royal family. Sandalwood, along with agarwood, is the most popular and commonly used incense material by the Chinese and Japanese in worship and various ceremonies.