People have been using sandalwood for more than 4,000 years. Always prized for its marvelous, exotic fragrance, sandalwood essential oil is an excellent choice for skin problems as well as for treating a wide range of ailments, from chest colds to urinary tract infections.
Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits. Diffuse it for aromatherapy benefits. Dilute and gargle for sore throat. Massage the diluted oil or use with compress in case of muscle pain and stiffness.
Sandalwood essential oil has a deeply relaxing effect and should not be used prior to driving, operating machinery, or doing other tasks that require concentration. It may act as a sedative.