Make Sandalwood Important Oil at Residence in 7 Straightforward Steps


Sandalwood and aromatherapy

Sandalwood (known as “Chandan” in Hindi) is a popular ingredient in aromatherapy. Sandalwood essential oil is extracted from the roots and wood of Santalum album, the scientific name of the sandalwood tree in East India. The older the wood, the better the oil and the smell. It improves for 50-60 years.

Do you know that this is one of the most valuable trees in the world?

4 Best Ways To Use Sandalwood Oil At Home

  • Add a few drops to your body lotion

  • Add a few drops of water and heat it to create a nice aroma around the house. You can also use it in a diffuser.

  • Add the oil to your bath water.

  • You can apply it to the skin after diluting it in carrier oils like coconut or almond oil. Please do a patch test first to rule out the possibility of allergy, although sandalwood allergies are rare.

Sandalwood shavings

Steps in making sandalwood essential oil

  1. Buy sandalwood shavings or powder. It is easily available in stores.

  2. Crush the chips with a mortar.

  3. Put one cup of virgin olive oil in a glass container. Mix the crushed sandalwood or powder in it.

  4. Let rest for 7 days. Shake the container occasionally.

  5. Strain the mixture.

  6. Squeeze the powder properly. Oil will come out. This is sandalwood essential oil.

  7. Store this oil in a glass. Store in a cool, dark place.

This homemade oil is just as effective as the one you buy in the store. In fact, the homemade oil can be purer as certain brands may use synthetic fragrances in their oils. However, please do a patch test before using sandalwood. Discover the health benefits of sandalwood.