AROMA & PROPERTIES: This beautiful oil comes from a parasitic, evergreen tree that burrows its roots into other trees. It has a woody, sweet and exotic, subtle and lingering aroma. The yellowish wood is sold in thin scraping and the trees are cut when they reach maturity at sixty years. Commonly agreed that the best essential oil comes from Mysore in India. It has Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Bechic, carminative, Expectorant, Sedative, Tonic properties. It is burnt at funerals, reputedly to help free the soul in death.
MIND: A very relaxing oil, that soothes nervous tension and anxiety- more sedative than uplifting. Reputedly helpful in dealing with obsessional attitudes and said to cut ties with the past. Could be used to comfort the dying since it helps to bring peace and acceptance.
SKIN: Generally, a balancing oil, but particularly good for dry eczema as well aging and dehydrated skin. Gives a softening effect and makes a good neck cream when mixed with cocoa butter. It relieves itching and inflammation and its antiseptic qualities are helpful with acne, boils, and infected wounds.
BODY: It has a purifying and anti-inflammatory action and is very useful to the Genito-urinary system. Its aphrodisiac qualities can relieve sexual problems such as frigidity and impotence, perhaps dealing with underlying anxiety. Its antispasmodic & tonic action on the body encourages relaxation and a feeling of well-being. Also helpful with chest infections sore throats and dry coughs which h accompany bronchitis and lung infection. Very relaxing and aids sleep when catarrhal conditions present helps to stimulate the immune system and keep infection at bay.
HAIR: It keeps the scalp hydrated and helps in reducing dandruff formation Reduce sebum secretion- sandalwood oil has brilliant astringent properties. It can ward off excess scalp sebum secretion treat split ends and foster hair growth. It reduces dryness refills lost moisture and increases skin elasticity