Sandalwood Aromatherapy Blends Can Be Used for Meditation
Sandalwood Aromatherapy Blends Can Be Used for Meditation

There are various species of sandalwood to consider when deciding to use this particular essential oil for your aromatherapy blends. Research extensively on the status of each sandalwood species and choose accordingly. For the purpose of this article, you can substitute any species of sandalwood essential oil where sandalwood essential oil is stated in the blend; just bear in mind that the aroma may vary slightly.

Sandalwood Facial Oil for Mature Skin

Mature skin may benefit from the daily application of a facial oil, after cleansing. Sandalwood seed oil is a good choice for this type of product. To enhance the benefits of sandalwood seed oil, add the following essential oils, specifically chosen to help with mature skin. I usually advise just a 1% dilution rate (as specified below) for use of essential oils on the face:

  • 1 oz sandalwood seed (Santalum spicatum) CO2 oil

  • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil

  • 1 drop rose (Rosa x damascena) essential oil

  • 3 drops frankincense (Boswellia sacra) essential oil

Instructions for Use:

  • Blend together the sandalwood seed carrier oil and the essential oils in a 1 oz spray bottle.

  • Spray a small amount onto hands, after cleansing, and rub lightly over the face and neck area. Avoid getting into eyes and mucous membranes.

  • Stop using immediately, if there is an allergic reaction.

Sandalwood Aura Hydrosol Spray

Sandalwood hydrosol is a great aroma for “opening the chakras” and enhancing spirtual practices and body work such as yoga. Combine it with frankincense hydrosol to ground, breathe, and slow down. Finally add neroli hydrosol for an uplifting, yet calming, note. Always try to use eco-harvested1 or sustainable/ethically grown sandalwood where possible:

  • 1 oz sandalwood hydrosol

  • 0.5 oz frankincense (Boswellia sacra) hydrosol

  • 0.5 oz neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara (flos)) hydrosol

Instructions for Use:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a 2 oz spray bottle. Shake well.

  • Spray a small amount around yourself as needed.

Sandalwood Body Cream

A luxurious body cream should include sandalwood! Not only is it great for skincare, it helps to ease depression, anxiety, and stress-related conditions. Apply after a warming bath for a good night’s rest:

  • 4 oz cream base (infused with sandalwood seed oil if you make your own base recipe. You can find a good, basic lotion and cream recipe in my book Authentic Aromatherapy, or in the Basic Butters. Balms, Creams, and Lotions course).

  • 8 drops sandalwood essential oil

  • 12 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil

  • 12 drops petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara (fol)) essential oil

  • 4 drops patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) essential oil

Instructions for Use:

  • Combine the cream base with the essential oils in a 4 oz jar.

  • Apply as needed.

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  1. Floracopeia website, Sandalwood Hydrosol, accessed February 6, 2017

  • Author is a 20 year veteran in the health care and aromatherapy industry, a UK-certified aromatherapist and, published author in aromatherapy, an approved education provider for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), an aromatherapy business owner, a consultant, and Chief Editor for the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal.

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