All you need to know about Sandalwood Essential Oil

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Hello guys! Pan Asia Specialities is a manufacturer, supplier and dealer of natural essential oils, absolutes, aroma, chemicals and aroma specialities. We produce many types of essential oils.

One of the types of essential oils is Sandalwood oil. In this blog we’ll tell you about Sandalwood oil, its benefits and also the people who are in this confusion that is Sandalwood a steroid and it is safe to use? Read this article and all your queries will be cleared!

What is Sandalwood Essential Oil?

Sandalwood oils are one of the most expensive essential oils available today in the market. It is derived from the sandalwood tree. This oil is a part of religious traditions in India and many eastern countries. It is known for its woody and sweet smell. It is obtained from the steam distillation of chips and billets cut from the heartwood of various species of sandalwood trees.

Benefits of Sandalwood Essential oil :

1.) Helpful in treating Skin Cancer: According to some study reports a compound known as α-santalol found in sandalwood oil may help fight skin cancer. Some studies have also suggested that this component can help in promoting cell death of cancerous cells.

2.) Anti – aging: Sandalwood is known for its anti- inflammatory properties. It is high in antioxidants that can help in reducing the damage caused by free radicals while promoting aging.

3.) Natural body deodorant: Sandalwood oil is a long lasting fragrance which surely keeps one’s skin fresh with a pleasant smell. It is known to help with underarm circle, drive away prickly heat, cool the skin in summer and guard against underarm darkening.

4.) Calming and Relaxing: Sandalwood is one of the essential oils which are used in aromatherapy to relieve anxiety, depression and stress.

5.) Stimulates Hair Growth: Sandalwood essential oil helps cool down the scalp, remove dandruff and add fragrance to your hair. It stimulates hair growth and promotes luscious locks.

Is Sandalwood oil a steroid?

Steroids are a broad class of drugs that include substances as diverse as cholesterol, corticosteroids, female hormones and male hormones. In other words, steroids refer to hormones that are either taken orally or by injection that influence the body’s hormonal system to produce extra testosterone.

Unlike steroids Sandalwood oil is generally safe to use but there are warning and precautions. Test it on a small area of your skin before applying. Breastfeeding mothers and young children should avoid using it. Those who suffer from any medical condition and allergies or hypersensitivity should avoid using the oil.

Apart from this, Sandalwood is natural Sandalwood oil is an amazing natural antiseptic agent. It protects wounds, boils, pimples from becoming septic and can it can be used internally too. Add few drops in a glass of warm milk and drink it. It provides protection from ulcers and infections of throat, renal tracts and digestive tracts.

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