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Home Remedies with Sandal
Indian Sandalwood or the Santalum Album is a tree species whose existence is threatened. This type of wood is indigenous to south India. The wood from this tree has a sweet fresh fragrance used in perfumes, soaps, talcum powder and other cosmetic products. The reason for the threat is due to the rise of prices for Sandalwood Essential Oil in the recent times due to demand (costs close to $1500 per kilogram or 2.2 pounds). Sandal wood from the Mysore region of India is supposed to be the highest quality available. Sandal woods of the best quality are 80 or more years old.
Benefits of Sandal
Aborigines in Australia have been known to have consumed fruits and
nuts of sandal tree knowing the benefits. In India sandal has been
extensively used in Hindu religious rituals. Ayurveda, the Indian
medical system has also used sandal paste and sandal oil for several
thousands of years. They have used it to treat mental illnesses. Sandal
also holds a special value in Buddhism and is believed to bring inner
peace and tranquility.
Fact & Benefit: Sandal’s natural fragrance is considered to bring inner peace and relieve mental stress. It is widely used in aromatherapy.
Fact: Sandal has Alpha and Beta-Santalol.
Benefit: This is a very good anti-microbial. Essential Sandal Oil is added in soaps for this purpose.
Benefit: Alpha-Santalol is supposed have anti-cancer properties. Test on animals have proved it to be very effective against cancer.
Fact: It is also a very good anti-septic.
Benefit: Sandal paste and oil can both be applied to skin infections. Mixed with either coconut oil or sesame oil, it can also be applied to help stop itching.
Fact: Sandal is a diuretic.
Benefit: Relieves body of toxins (by elevating urine excretion).
Fact: Sandal Powder is a natural antipyretic.
Benefit: The application of sandal helps in subside body heat and also brings renewed fragrance to the body.
Fact & Benefit: Sandal is a great product for skin care. It helps soothe sun burns, dry’s pimples faster, works wonders against prickly heat.
Home Remedy with Sandal
For Skin Care
Pure Sandal Wood Powder – 1 tablespoon
Rose Water or Water - As required
Warning: If the sandal wood powder is not pure it might cause more damage than good. Test it on your arm or leg before applying on face.
Step 1: Mix Sandalwood Powder with pure water until it forms a thick paste.
Step 2: Apply a face mask and let it harden.
Step 3: Leave for few hours (1-2) and wash in cool water.
You will see pure, radiant skin after trying few times.