Sandalwood is easily recognised by its woody fragrance. It is an expensive oil given the length of time it takes for a tree to reach maturity which is the best time to extract and distil the essential oil.
Sandalwood oil is extracted and distilled from the wood chips of a mature tree. Sandalwood oil can be applied several ways: blended with massage oil and lotions and even gargled (diluted).
Sandalwood oil can help mucus membranes of the urinary tract and chest wall. It helps to alleviate chest pain. It is also used as a relaxing agent for tension relief. Many practitioners of yoga use Sandalwood for its calming and sexual properties. It is a hydration aid for the skin, as well as an anti-inflammatory.