The essential facts
- Ollie’s particular oil comes from trees that are indigenous to India!
- It is considered a sacred oil due to its use in some religions and cultures.
- Has a deep, woody scent.
- Is often a base oil for many perfumes.
- Analgesic – has numbing properties.
- Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic – when combined, helps calm and keep skin clean.
Great for stress relief when inhaled!
What is Mysore Sandalwood Essential Oil?
What does sandalwood oil smell like?
Why is sandalwood oil so expensive?
The maturity time
Low yield and labour-intensive
The authenticity and ethical standards of acquisition
This means that all sandalwood trees in India should be owned by the government, so always remember to buy your sandalwood products from companies that are legally supported because there is a huge threat of illegal harvesting and smuggling of sandalwood trees that threatens the fragile ecosystem of this commodity. I source my sandalwood from ethical sources and our oil therefore comes with proper documentation and permits. I, Ollie, am strongly against the exploitation of natural resources. My aim of building a sustainable and eco-friendly business is reflected in our choice to only use suppliers who harvest sandalwood trees sustainably, are government approved, and have strongly vetted quality controls for their sandalwood oils.
How to choose the best sandalwood essential oil?
What does sandalwood essential oil blend well with?
Here’s a quick list of the types of oil it blends well with:
5 Benefits and uses of sandalwood oil
You would be surprised at how versatile this essential oil is. The first people who discovered its properties were the ancient Indians. There have been 4000 year old historical records documenting the use of sandalwood in its various forms. It was also prized by Middle Eastern and Chinese cultures for its wide range of uses from antiseptic properties to uses in religious ceremonies.
Here’s a brief list of how a modern consumer of sandalwood oil can incorporate it into your daily life and why it might be worth having it in your medicine cabinet.
- Causes: lifestyle and workplace pressures.
- Consequences: increased risk of hypertension, anxiety, depression, insomnia, reduced immunity, and strokes.
- Stress buster solution? How about some aromatherapy?
- A study on teenagers showed that regular aromatherapy sessions can reduce stress considerably.
- Mysore Sandalwood oil has wide uses in cosmetics and skin care products.
- Main property: astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic.
- Reason for use: Singapore’s hot and humid weather can lead to a lot of acne breakouts, heat rashes, and skin irritation – sandalwood helps calm your skin from the effects of it!
- How to use: add it to your moisturizer or make a face mask (recipe below!)
Perfumes and fragrance products
- Sandalwood Oil is a key ingredient in many perfumes, attars, and fragrances.
- With its sweet woody base note, makes it an ideal addition to homemade perfumes and also in its use in aromatherapy.
- 1 in 5 elderly in Singapore suffer from chronic pain. Singapore ranks among the world’s highest ranking for body and head pain, according to the 2017 GSK Global Pain Index.
- Long term use of painkillers can cause dependency, fluid retention, and kidney and liver issues.
- Sandalwood oil has natural analgesic pain relieving properties. It’s a good natural alternative to allopathic painkillers.
5 essential recipes with Mysore sandalwood oil
Sandalwood Oil Diffuser Blend Recipe
Coming home after a long stressful day of meetings? Do you just want to put your feet up and unwind from all the stress of dealing with the world? Then this wonderful “stress buster diffuser blend” with sandalwood oil is perfect for you. It will instantly soothe frayed nerves, reduce your tension, and help you sleep better. The use of sandalwood and lavender oil promotes deep relaxation and induces a meditative calmness, while my sweet orange oil will help you pick your energy right back up!
Stress buster diffuser blend
- 3 drops of Ollie’s Mysore Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Ollie’s Himalayan Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Ollie’s Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sandalwood Oil Face Pack
Sandalwood oil has powerful astringent, anti-microbial, anti-ageing, and anti-inflammatory properties. This is a saviour for people who get frequent acne breakouts and want to get clear and radiant skin. Sandalwood oil will also help you get rid of blemishes and acne scars faster. Not only that, it will help you unclog and cleanse your pores. Living in a humid country like Singapore, skin issues like acne, sunburn, and clogged pores is very common. But fret not! This easy to make, natural face mask will help clear up your skin in no time!
Glowing moon face mask
- 5 drops of Ollie’s Mysore sandalwood oil
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of green gram flour
- 1 egg yolk
- Mix all the ingredients together until it is a paste.
- Apply on your skin and leave it for an hour.
- Wash off with cold water and apply a moisturizer for your face to lock all the goodness in!
DIY homemade roll-on perfume with Sandalwood Oil
Sandalwood has traditionally been used around the world in perfumes and fragrances. Its woody base note makes it a wonderful complement to many fragrances. Make your own DIY homemade perfume with essential oils. Perfumes made from essential oils don’t just make you smell nice, their aromatherapeutic properties add many health benefits from stress reduction to increasing your energy. Check out this easy DIY perfume with essential oils!
- 4 drops of Ollie’s Mysore Sandalwood Oil
- 5 drops of bergamot essential oil
- 1 drop of clove bud essential oil
- 2 drops of vanilla essential oil
- 1 Tbsp Jojoba carrier oil (or any unscented carrier oil of your choice)
- 10 ml tinted glass roll-on bottle
- Mix all the essential oils together in the tinted glass roll-on bottle.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with your carrier oil.
- Close the bottle and shake thoroughly. Always shake the bottle before using.
- Apply to your pulse points as and when needed.