BHBL enewsletter 2021.07 – The power of Sandalwood (電子月刊英文版)

The power of Sandalwood

The warm, woodsy aroma of Sandalwood essential oil is a favorite of spas, perfumers, and yogis. Sandalwood is a holy incense in India and China and has always been popular in blended incenses burned for fragrance and in magical rites. It is always used for hoping to achieve safety, peace, health, wishes and luck.

Sandalwood for Money and Fortune

When it comes to essential oil for luck, we will think of big trees with deep roots, and a thick base of aroma – Sandalwood has at least 4,000 years of history in the East and is the best representative of the ancient East. It has always been the most noble and most commonly used cultivar in Hinduism, Buddhism and Japanese Shinto. The wooden texture is meticulous, not only mellow, quiet, but also incense. And it is also suitable for carving. Since ancient times, Sandalwood has often been used in Hinduism and Buddhist in India, its mysterious and rich aroma is full of fascinating exoticism.

This oriental mystery wood is mainly produced in East India and is referred as the National Treasure of India. In the past, sandalwood was wild. In its first twenty years of life, it is parasitic and depends on the host. After the host is exhausted, it will grow on its own. Indians believe that termites never attack sandalwood, so they think sandalwood is a symbol of unique vitality.

India’s oldest and most expensive blend oils are based on sandalwood, and are mixed with expensive flowers and leaves. The ancient Indians believe that the flower is full of delicate flower souls. They need masculine energy from sandalwood. This way, the flower souls are stable and thus make the aroma lasts longer. In addition to being a sacred spice, Sandalwood oil can enhance spirituality and lead people into a transcendent spiritual world. Moreover, sandalwood also has an aphrodisiac effect, it can seduce lust, and allow people indulge in the joy of the senses.

However, because sandalwood itself is not easy to breed, it has become a rare national treasure in the East India region for many years. The smell of sandalwood oil in recent years has a green taste of wood. Unlike the Sandalwood with synthetic chemicals you smell in temples, real sandalwood will not make people dizzy.

In Western aromatherapy, sandalwood has always been the elixir of love. A man wears sandalwood can provide a feeling of charming, reliable and high class. It makes it easier for men to gain trust in their careers and love. Sandalwood makes a woman to be restrained, exude warmth, and be intellectual and feminine. Sandalwood is also good for anti-anxiety, anti-depression, soothing inner frustration, nausea, premenstrual syndrome, tension, and help cell regeneration.

Natural Botox

Sandalwood Essential Oils are said to be an alternative to botox and other chemical skin treatments, but they are a sure-fire way to stop and even fade wrinkles and blemishes without any side effects. Sandalwood Essential Oil is famous for:

• Smooths skin texture

• Reduces appearance of wrinkles

• Minimizes pore appearance

• Evens tone, reduces discoloration

• Protects against further damage

• Improves skin hydration and nutrition

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood and Sacred Sandalwood

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood and Sacred Sandalwood, the two sweetly scented oils are more like cousins than clones. Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood and Sacred Sandalwood are similar, but each has a unique origin and aroma that makes it ideal for certain uses.

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

Where it comes from:

Santalum paniculatum from the Kona Sandalwood Reforestation Project on the Big Island of Hawaii

Scent:

Sweet, woodsy, and bright

How to use Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood:

•        Infuse 1 cup of Epsom salt with 10 drops of Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood to turn your bathtub into your own personal spa.

•        Unwind at the end of the day with a few drops of this gentle scent in a massage oil.

•        Inspire feelings of spiritual connection before and after moments of quiet contemplation by holding the bottle to your nose and inhaling deeply.

•        Imagine yourself on sunny shores as you diffuse in your car during your commute, after school pickup, or running errands.

Sacred Sandalwood

Where it comes from:

Santalum album transplanted from its native India to the Down Under Sandalwood Farm in Australia

Scent: Warm, sultry, and soft

How to use Sacred Sandalwood:

•        Inspire passion by using Sacred Sandalwood as an elegant personal fragrance. Apply it on your wrists or over your heart.

•        Add a drop or two of this precious oil to your daily moisturizer to promote radiant-looking skin.

•        Incorporate the aroma into your stretching routine or morning yoga to invoke a greater sense of connection with the earth.

•        Diffuse Sacred Sandalwood to invoke a feeling of confidence.

Reference from: 李淳廉

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