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May 30, 2023

If you are you looking for an increase in a sense of calmness and greater mental clarity in your day-to-day life or simply stressed out and overwhelmed with so many daily demand, sandalwood essential oil can help you to have a moment of peace and harmony that will help you to improve your daily life. Since we know that every essential oil carries its own unique benefits, and sandalwood is no different. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to improve psychological or physical well-being. You can diffuse, inhale or apply essential oils topically to the skin.

Many people find essential oils helpful for stress management and relaxation. Fragrances are strongly connected to our emotions and memories. This is because our scent receptors are located next to the emotional centers in our brains, the amygdala and hippocampus.Researchers believe that certain fragrances can help trigger calming or peaceful feelings. Other oils may interact with certain hormones, neurotransmitters or enzymes, resulting in specific changes to our bodies’ chemistry.

Sandalwood essential oil helps users achieve more clarity and calmness due to its extensive therapeutic benefits. This special essential oil doesn’t just have an amazing scent, but sandalwood can also have an effect on overall well-being and mental health, along with many other surprising healing properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, Sandalwood is an important remedy for the treatment of both somatic and mental disorders. This oil also has a centering effect similar to how lavender can be calming to the body, Sandalwood can help increase focus, mental clarity and balance.

 A study published in the international journal Planta Medica evaluated the effect of sandalwood oil on attention and arousal levels. The researchers found that sandalwood’s main compound, alpha-santalol, generated high ratings of attentiveness and mood. Inhale some sandalwood oil next time you have a big deadline that requires mental focus, but you still want to remain calm during the process. Along with lavender and chamomile, sandalwood commonly makes the list of essentials oils used in aromatherapy to relieve anxiety, stress and depression.

A study published in the Journal of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice found that patients who were receiving palliative care felt much more relaxed and less anxious when they received aromatherapy with sandalwood prior to receiving care, compared to patients who did not receive sandalwood.

A study that was conducted  in 87 women undergoing a breast biopsy showed that lavender, sandalwood, and orange-peppermint aromatherapy helped significantly reduce their anxiety. This was a randomized, placebo-controlled study of two different types of external aromatherapy tabs (lavender-sandalwood and orange-peppermint) compared with a matched placebo-control delivery system. Anxiety was self-reported before and after undergoing a breast biopsy. Lavender-sandalwood aromatherapy reduced anxiety and promoted adaptation more than orange-peppermint aromatherapy or placebo.

Another study of 32 people in Vienna, Austria, had participants inhale lavender and sandalwood oil. The study found that the participants” blood pressure levels were lower and that the cortisol levels in their saliva were lower after the aromatherapy.

The best way to get the mental clarity benefits of sandalwood is to apply a few drops, about two to four, to the ankles or wrists at times of high stress or overwhelm throughout the day. You can also directly inhale the oil if you do not want to apply it directly to your skin. Use it in a diffuser to allow everyone in the house to enjoy it, or add a few drops to bath water at the end of a long day.