benefits of sandalwood in ayurvedic

SANDALWOOD

Sandalwood is a wood from trees of genus Santalum. This wood is heavy, yellow in color and retain its fragrance for decades. Sandalwood is the second-most expensive wood in this word, after African Blackwood.

Sandalwood oil has been extracted from the wood for use. Both oil and wood are highly valued from centuries.

There are mainly two types of Sandalwood:

  1. Red Sandalwood
  2. While Sandalwood

RED SANDALWOOD

Red Sandalwood grows on the shale type of subsoil. The red sandalwood trees are so tall which need hundreds of years to grow thick. Red sandalwood takes the color of purplish-brown and is so dense that if any piece of it is placed in water will sink immediately.

Uses of Red Sandalwood:

  1. Used as flavoring agent in alcoholic beverages
  2. Used to treat digestive problems, cough and blood purification
  3. It can increase the body water through urine
  4. It also helps to reduce diarrhea and break up mucus to make it easier to cough up.

Some of the ways to use Red Sandalwood powder for glowing skin:

  1. For smooth and nourished skin

Make a fine paste using red sandalwood powder and coconut oil. Wash off using lukewarm water after 15 mins. Use this paste twice a week for effective result.

  • To remove excess oil

Mix red sandalwood powder and lemon juice to prepare a face mask for Oily skin. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15 mins and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this mask twice a week for effective result.

  • To reduce acne, acne scars and irritation

Make a fine paste using red sandalwood powder, rose water, honey and turmeric. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15 mins and then wash off using lukewarm water. Use this mask twice a week for effective result.

  • For glowing and radiant skin

Make a fine paste using red sandalwood powder, turmeric powder, curd (for oily skin) /milk (for dry skin). Apply this paste on face, neck and all over body. Let it sit for 15 mins and then wash off with lukewarm water.

  • To remove dead skin

Make a fine paste using red sandal wood powder and some mashed ripe papaya. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Let it sit for 10 mins and after that remove the mask by gently massaging your face using some rose water. Then wash off with lukewarm water. It will help to gently exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin. Use this pack once a week for effective result.

WHITE SANDALWOOD

While sandalwood also known as East Indian Sandalwood. It has been recognized as a “Royal Tree” in India since 1792. One sandalwood tree in a forest makes the whole forest smell of sandalwood. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectants and astringent properties which makes to use of sandalwood to treat acne, rashes, blemishes, dark spots and to get fair complexion.

Uses of White Sandalwood:

  1. White sandalwood is mainly used to extract oil from it and make soaps, perfumes and cosmetics.
  2. White sandalwood can be used in the treatment of common cold, fever, sore mouth and throat.
  3. It is used as flavoring agent in food and beverages.

Some of the ways to use White Sandalwood for glowing skin:

  1. To remove Acne, Blackheads and Whiteheads

Make a fine paste using while sandalwood power, coconut oil, lemon juice and turmeric powder. Apply this paste on effected areas and let it sit for 15 mins. Then wash off with lukewarm water. Use this paste thrice a week for effective result.

  • For soft skin

Apply sandalwood essential oil and massage it on your face and neck gently. Leave it overnight and wash off with lukewarm water. Use this daily for better result.

  • To remove Dark spots

Mix white sandalwood powder and coconut oil, massage it on your face and leave it overnight. Then wash off with lukewarm water. Use this mix daily for effective result.

  • To remove excess oil

Mix white sandalwood powder with rose water and apply on your face. Let it sit for 15 mins and then wash off with lukewarm water. Use this mask twice a week for better result.

  • To remove Suntan

Make a fine paste using white sandalwood powder, cucumber juice, honey, curd and lemon juice. Apply this paste all over your body and wash off after 15 mins with lukewarm water. Use this paste twice a week for better result.

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