A little bit about... Sandalwood!

Ever since I was given some sandalwood beads years ago I’ve been allured by its unique, almost hypnotic scent; soft sweetness with undertones of wood of course, but with almost a creamy note to it as well. It’s inviting, comforting & definitely has a certain je ne sais quois about it. ⁣
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⁣🌳Sandalwood has been revered for centuries in eastern medicine and used extensively throughout the ages for it’s ability to heal mind, body & spirit. ⁣
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⁣✨I find it particularly useful in treating any stress related conditions, particularly “hot headed” states. It is also a brilliant skin soother, helping to combat dryness or inflammation. It’s often an ingredient in anti ageing products due to this & contains natural high antioxidant levels. As a spiritual oil, it “opens the mind” and is beneficial to meditation practices.⁣
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⁣😍It’s a renowned aphrodisiac. Its scent appealing to both women & men. In a 2006 study from the University of Pennsylvania researchers found that women who inhaled the essential oil during sex reported a spike in desire & elevated mood. ⁣
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⁣📚V A Worwood says Sandalwood encourages “warmth, sensitivity, serenity, harmony, peace, wisdom, insightfulness & unity.” ⁣
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⁣🌿I personally love to blend it with Jasmine & Cardamon to make an indulgent & exotic bath oil for those times when you really need to escape! It’s also wonderful with Lavender & Frankincense for a deeply relaxing & grounding blend. ⁣
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⁣🤑It’s not the cheapest oil... It is in great demand & the Sandalwood trees must be grown and harvested sustainably. A 10ml bottle of the essential oil will be likely to set you back some £40. ⁣
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⁣💚I hope you enjoyed reading a little about Sandalwood! 


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