HistorySandalwood is native to Asia and it has been used for thousands years. It was used as an ingredient in embalming mummies at anicent Egypt, the censer in Muslim funeral ceremonies, the construction material of Tibetan temples.
Bontanical Name: Santalum album
Origin: East India
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Contra-indication: Avoid during pregnancy
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
Sandalwood Sandalwood is also referred to as Santalum album, it is an essential oil with important health benefits used in aromatherapy. It has been said to play roles in the release of depression, cough, laryngitis, greasy skin, cracked skin, dehydrated skin, acne, and so many others. The following are its health benefits; Anticancer effects In a study that evaluated the anticancer effect of santalum. The study identified its anticancer effects in chemically-induced skin carcinogenesis in CD-1 and SENCAR mice, ultraviolet-B-induced skin carcinogenesis in SKH-1 mice and in vitro models of melanoma, non-melanoma, breast and prostate cancer. Santalum has the ability to induce cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis in cancer cells without any toxic effects. Central fatigue This study evaluated the therapeutic effect of sandalwood on central fatigue. Thirty-three rats were randomly and equally divided into groups; control, chronic sleep deprivation, and compound essential oil inhalation groups. After 21 days of intervention, the group that was treated with the compound essential oil behaved significantly better than the central fatigue group. Santalum can be used to alleviate central fatigue. Further studies are required for use in humans for insomnia. Dermatology use In a study that investigates the potential of santalum as a new active ingredient in dermatology. Sandalwood album oil demonstrated biological activity as an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-proliferative agent. Also, it has shown promise in clinical trials for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema, common warts, and molluscum contagiosum. Self-perceived effect A study included eight female participants who used the essential oil of Santalum album, East Indian Sandalwood, as a perfume daily for a week. Their self-perceived effects were analyzed for common experiences, using the grounded theory method. It was found that sandalwood possessed a self-perceived effect, which varied with the initial psychological state Physiological effects The physiological effects of Santalum on 32 humans exposed to experimental stress were carried out in a study. During the study, several saliva samples were collected, blood pressure was regularly measured and parameters of the autonomic nervous system (heart rate, skin conductance response) were continuously monitored. The study demonstrated that the essential oils of Santalum can be used to alleviate the physiological reactions to psychological stress and facilitate recovery after exposition to stress Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects In a study that investigated the antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effect of long-term Santalum album in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The rats were treated with Santalum album twice daily for 60 days and lipid profile and glycated hemoglobin were estimated. Santalum album has a potential antihyperlipidemic activity that can help in overcoming insulin resistance. References Janelle Sheen, John Stevens, (2001). Self-perceived effects of Sandalwood. International Journal of Aromatherapy; 11;4 (213-219). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0962-4562(01)80038-2 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962456201800382 Höferl M, Hütter C, Buchbauer G. A Pilot Study on the Physiological Effects of Three Essential Oils in Humans. Natural Product Communications. October 2016. doi:10.1177/1934578X1601101034 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1934578X1601101034 Chaitanya R. Kulkarni, Madhav M. Joglekar, Swapnil B. Patil & Akalpita U. Arvindekar (2012) Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effect of Santalum album in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, Pharmaceutical Biology, 50:3, 360-365, DOI: 10.3109/13880209.2011.604677 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13880209.2011.604677 Santha S, Dwivedi C. Anticancer Effects of Sandalwood (Santalum album). Anticancer Res. 2015 Jun;35(6):3137-45. PMID: 26026073. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26026073/ Han C, Li F, Tian S, et al. Beneficial effect of compound essential oil inhalation on central fatigue. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2018;18(1):309. Published 2018 Nov 26. doi:10.1186/s12906-018-2375-6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6260882/ Moy RL, Levenson C. Sandalwood Album Oil as a Botanical Therapeutic in Dermatology. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2017;10(10):34-39. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749697/