Self Love Podcast

SLP 40: Self Love Quicky on Sandalwood

Episode 40
14, Jan, 2021
}10 Minutes

Show Notes

This week we talk briefly about one of my most favourite essential oils – Sandalwood. One of the most amazing oils for being grounded and feeling supported. Excellent in skincare, for skin issues and for healthy hair Sandalwood is a must-have in every home. It is known to instil an amazing sense of calm, stop the internal chatter that can sabotage your dreams and bring a feeling of reassurance and strength. You will not want to be without this very precious and special oil.

Santalum S. spitacum is sandalwood native to Western Australia whereas the more common Santalum album is native to India. This aromatic tree is a fairly small evergreen that can grow to a height of around 3-8 metres, unlike the album variety which can grow up to 12-15 metres high.

The fascinating thing about all sandalwood is that they are considered hemiparasitic which means in order to survive, their roots must be able to reach other trees so they can gain the nutrients required to grow. The good news is this tree does not kill its host in the process.

The oil is obtained from the heartwood of the tree which is chopped and chipped for distillation. It must be over 30 years old before it is cultivated.

Sadly the Indian album variety was considered in a critical state due to the illegal exploitation of this precious oil and it is reported that there are no mature trees left in the forest areas due to this but also to spike disease which has claimed a lot of the producing trees.

The Australian sandalwood is sustainably managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife which sets many boundaries around the harvest of this oil including the amount of green wood and dead wood used.

For hundreds of years, sandalwood has been used for religious and sacred ceremonies such as embalming processes and in reverence to respected Gods. It has always been renowned for its anti-infection qualities and ability to treat the mind and body as one.

Sandalwood is used a lot in Ayurvedic medicine and is well known for its healing abilities when it comes to coughs, colds, bronchial infections, fever, urinary tract infections and liver and gall bladder conditions. Used with clary sage it is excellent for treating sore throats.

It is also known to be a wonderful expectorant especially with oils like cedarwood, lavender and eucalyptus and to help relieve inflammation and is a wonderful muscle relaxant with oils like lavender, German chamomile and grapefruit.

Sandalwood acts as an astringent to help heal skin irritations and has an anti-inflammatory effect making it an ideal choice for conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. It is a wonderful addition in skincare as it has a cooling and moisturizing effect and is especially supportive of healing dry skin.

If you would like less feelings of anger, depression, rigidity and nervousness and more feelings of acceptance, balance, calm, confidence, sensuality and warmth then sandalwood is your perfect choice.

Energetically sandalwood is known to help instil a deep sense of calm and quieten internal mental chatter. It has been used for many generations in meditation and aggression and irritation behaviour needs to be calmed.

This beautiful oil is an ideal choice before any healing work. It is grounding, reassuring, stabilizing and strengthening. And because of all of this, you can see why sandalwood is considered one of the most extraordinary gifts to the aromatic world.

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