Sandalwood Oil

The Sandalwood tree (a hemiparasite tree, which means it cannot live without being planted close to appropriate species like neem, pyerocarpus, etc.) has been used for thousands of years, traced all the way back to at least 3100BC in Egypt.  Sandalwood trees likewise were grown in India, Pakistan and Indonesia, and have been cultivated for centuries for its wood, treasured for its intense fragrant oil, and used as a fixture in Sacred Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies.  Researchers from Monasterium Labroratory, Munster Germany built upon previous studies which revealed sandalwood oil can cause keratin in the skin to multiply, proving sandalwood can stimulate hair growth after six days (*16).  The potent astringent, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-aging, and disinfectant properties of sandalwood oil shields the scalp from harmful bacteria, virus and fungal attacks preventing scalp infections.  Moreover, it facilitates the healing of dry, red, inflamed scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis and eczema.  Sandalwood oil has been proven to help with repairing dry, split ends and adding shines and luster to the hair.   Sandalwood essential oils have calming properties and its aromatherapy benefits include relaxation, peace, and reduction of anxiety and depression.