I have ALWAYS loved the smell of sandalwood. It smells so good! For a while, I found a bottle of essential oil that was only for aromatherapy and should NOT have been used topically and actually used that as perfume. LOVED it. It has a woody, fresh scent that is sweet at the same time – the scent is hard to describe.
It is used a lot as the base scent of some of the high end perfumes and colognes, though I wonder how many actually use the REAL stuff. which I seriously doubt in today’s mass market!
Besides being used just for the wonderful scent, there are other uses – bronchitis, chapped skin, laryngitis, oil skin, scars, stress, stretch marks… just to name a few! It is also concidered an aphrodisiac, and an oil that has calming properties and is said to help instill an inner peace. I love how a good, clean organic bar of soap with sandalwood can make my skin feel and how it helped my skin where I had oily spots. (and yes, I dealt with oily skin even into my thirties! LOL)
Here is a link to a webpage that has some information on sandalwood and it’s uses – http://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/sandalwood-oil.asp A dear friend of mine who is also a Young Living Oil distributor posted this on her facebook page. Melanie has a lot of info on her facebook page – A Scentsible Alternative and I love reading her blog posts! My friends are a WEALTH of info and I am always grateful to be able to go to them with questions as they generally will have the answers!
Young Living Oils sandalwood oil is a tad bit pricey at over a $100 for a 5ML bottle. BUT you have to remember that 1mL bottles contains about 25-30 drops, a 5mL bottle contains about 125-150 drops and a 10mL bottle contains about 250-300 drops. And dosage? Well, that’s only around 2 to 4 DROPS per application! That means there are over 30 times (probably a LOT more than that!) that you can use that bottle. That comes out to around $4 a “dose” or less! Some high priced medications and skin care products cost lots more per pill! And remember, for my lavender infused coconut oil moisturizer that I use as a night cream? I only use no more than 6 drops of lavender to quite a bit of coconut oil and mix that in a 250 ML canning jar that I bought a set of at Walmart!
So a small bottle can really go pretty far! And oh it smells SO GOOD!
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