DAY 13: Sandalwood Essential Oil

by Rosie O'Halloran May 13, 2018 1 Comment

DAY 13:  Sandalwood Essential Oil

 

Sandalwood; an essential oil for your mind, body and spirit.

In essence this is a powerful, holy oil that has been used throughout history in rituals, ceremonies as well as personal spiritual practice. While Sandalwood is a beautiful oil for you to incorporate into your devotion, it is also a great oil for your physical health and wellbeing.

 

Sandalwood essentials: 

Sourced from: India

Plant part: wood

Extraction method: steam distillation

 

Sandalwood is a natural:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Astringent
  • Antidepressant
  • Sedative

(Source: The Essential Life)


Tips for using Sandalwood Essential Oil:
  • Aromatically Inhale a few drops from cupped hands or have in your diffuser when practising yoga or during your meditation. This oil can support you to shift from feeling uninspired to a space of appreciation or devotion. Why not try an at home spa experience?! Fill a large bowl with steaming water, apply a drop or 2 of Sandalwood to your face then place your face above the bowl and cover your head with a towel. Your skin will feel replenished.
  • Topically If you are experiencing restless nights you can apply Sandalwood Essential Oil under your nose or the soles of your feel to support you to sleep. You can also apply directly to your skin if you have scars or blemishes or massage into your scalp if you have a dry scalp as Sandalwood Essential Oil is very beneficial for the skin. Guys, here is one for you! A DIY toxic free shaving cream using Sandalwood Essential oil. Check it out here
  • Internally You can pop this oil into a capsule and take internally if you have a sinus infection. And how cool is this?! Sandalwood is not just good for you, it can also be good for your plants. Create a spray for your plants using this essential oil to support them through times of environmental stress.

(Source: The Essential Life + dōTERRA)

 

Image: dōTERRA

 


The Oil of Sacred Devotion

If you have been following along with my ‘blog a day for the month of May’ series you will have seen that each oil has an emotional interpretation. Along with these interpretations are suggestions on ways you can support yourself emotionally using the oils. Well, you can also support your Spiritual Self with essential oils.

Sandalwood Essential Oil is the Oil of Sacred Devotion; a perfect companion in your personal practice (prayer, meditation). Sandalwood Essential Oil has a powerful ability to still the mind and centre you into your heart space, and to create openness to the Universe or Spirit. If you feel the call to raise your consciousness, this oil may be a support to you on your journey. Alternately if you are feeling a sense of spiritual disconnection or an imbalance in your attachment to the material world, this oil can support you to surrender and connect to your higher self.  

(Source: Emotions & Essential Oils, A reference guide for emotional healing)

 

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With heart, Rosie x

 

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Please note: You are responsible for your own health and wellbeing therefore before using a product please consult your health practitioner, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care. When using essential oils always avoid contact with your eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas. Be mindful of possible skin sensitivity and keep out of reach of children.

 




Rosie O'Halloran

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1 Response

Kelsey

May 23, 2018

This would be great for my mindfulness meditation practice!

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