Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood essential oil is a versatile oil that benefits your whole self on any level – physical, mental/emotional and spiritual.

A unique thing about essential oils is that they always affect a number of different areas at the same time. This is different from medicine; medicine targets one particular thing with little effect on anything else, well, unless it’s an unpleasant side effect. Even if you use an essential oil in order to target something in particular, it will always have beneficial effects in other areas as well.

This is why when you're looking at the benefits of different oils, you’ll see huge lists that can range from relieving anxiety to relieving the itch of mosquito bites.

But having said that, different oils do have their specialties: for instance, one oil is very good for digestive issues and headaches (peppermint) , while another oil is excellent (sandalwood) for bringing mental calm and relieving anxiety.

Spiritual Traditions

There are a number of oils that have been used for many, many centuries in the ancient spiritual traditions. Even if you are not interested in spiritual issues, just stay with me for a moment.

Oils like Sandalwood and Frankincense have the ability to calm your mind and relieve anxiety. If you are anxious, panicky and depressed with negative thoughts racing through your mind, imagine if I said to you, “Well, just sit down quietly, breath in and out slowly and quiet your mind” you’d likely say, “Yeah, right. Whatever!” But if you sit down and use the Sandalwood or Frankincense oils, they really do help you to become calm.

If you are wanting to enhance your spirituality and your awareness of a higher power, Sandalwood essential oil helps to ease you into meditation and helps to bring that higher awareness. If you’re new to meditation or prayer, just sit quietly and breathe – in and out, paying attention to your breathing, not trying to do anything with it. You will start to calm and be more still. Normally, your busy thoughts might be all over the place, making this almost impossible. This is where sandalwood essential oil comes in.

Diffuse the oil into the air around you with a essential oil diffuser , or apply it on your skin, perhaps your forehead or your wrists. You’ll notice the difference. The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Sandalwood helps you to have the mental calm and inner stillness so you can listen and be more aware of the Creator.


If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression or anxiety,, you can help simply by just spritzing some of the oil in the room that you or they are in. A few drops of oil in a small spray bottle of pure water is all you need. Sandalwood calms and balances, soothes and comforts. It’s good when you are stressed and irritated.

If you are also unable to sleep, as is pretty normal when you are depressed and anxious, sandalwood essential oil helps you to have a better rest. This oil also helps you to deal with the stress you may have, helping you to stay calm, placid and in control.

More Sandalwood Essential Oil Benefits

Insect Repellant – Ok, this would be a pretty expensive insect repellant. There are many other choices of oils you can use: rose geranium, lemon balm, thyme, lavender, pennyroyal, eucalyptus, the list goes on. Check back later for my page on insect repellants.

Anti-bacterial – There are different kinds of Sandalwood essential oil – the best is from India, but it’s been overharvested so not much is available. There is an Australian Sandalwood oil, “Santalum spicatum” which has potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Research is showing that it’s effective against strep, staph, candida, and the fungi that causes ringworm and athlete’s foot.

Respiratory – It helps with chronic chest infections, sore throats, dry coughs, bronchitis and asthma, inhale the oil to get it into your lungs.

Digestion and Intestinal - It can be used to ease stomach aches, vomiting, and chronic and acute diarrhea.

Skin Care – This oil is an “astringent”, meaning it tightens and firms your skin, reducing wrinkles and strengthening the connective tissue. It moisturizes the skin; you can either put a few drops on a cloth to use on your face, or add some oil to some hand or body lotion. It relieves itching and helps to clear acne. Sandalwood also helps prevention of scars and it is good to use if you have eczema.

Immune System – This oil is a tonic for the immune system. When the immune system is stimulated, it increases the growth of white blood cells which helps the body fight infections.

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One thing to watch out for:

Sandalwood essential oil has gotten very expensive. If you think that you have found a really good deal, you need to be careful what you’re buying: there are some sandalwood oils that have had vegetable or mineral oils are added, and sometimes, even solvents have been added to “stretch” the oil. So if you think you’ve found a bargain - maybe not.

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