Sandalwood is a plant and an herb.
- botanical information
- part used
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- essential oil
- health care
- Ayurvedic herbalism
- external skin care
Botanical name: Santalum spp.
Common name: sandalwood
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Part Used (herb): Ground wood and bark, and the essential oil.
Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs
magickal correspondences and uses:
Incense: See incense sticks below.
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Choose from 10 scents: Amber, Euphoria, Forest Champa, Jasmine, Maharaja, Nag Champa, Rose, Saffron Sandal, Royal Champa, Sandalwood Supreme
Each package is approximately 20g (15-25 sticks) .Mountain Rose Herbs
Sandalwood Incense Cones: From Surya Incense come these true Sandalwood incense cones made from only the finest Mysore State India Sandalwood. Enjoy true and authentic incense burning, without that sticky-sweet scent that plagues most mass-market incense cones. Each package contains 12 cones .Mountain Rose Herbs
Sandalwood incense is the magick incense certain days, based on planetary influences. You may want to burn sandalwood incense these days. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like sandalwood. The sandalwood incense magick days for 2009 are: January 17, February 28, April 25, July 4, and December 19.
Solar spells: Sandalwood (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to solar matters (healing, illumination, magickal power, physical energy, protection, success, and putting an end to legal matters). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on the Sun for a list of herbal substitutes for sandalwood.
Lunar spells: Sandalwood (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to lunar matters (compassion, dreams, family, fertility, gardening, healing, love, peace, promoting sleep, prophecy, prophetic (or psychic) dreams), psychic awareness, sleep, and spirituality). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on the Moon for a list of herbal substitutes for sandalwood.
Essential Oil: Sandalwood essential oil can be used for both aromatherapy and magick.
Aromatherapy Uses: anxiety, burnout, depression, exhaustion, fatigue, fear, grief, happiness, insecurity, irritability, peace, stress
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
health care uses:
Health Notice: Attempting to be an amateur doctor is potentially dangerous to your health. This web page is not professional medical advice. Nothing on this website should be considered as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice. Persons should seek the advice of qualified health providers. Self-medication should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. Please confirm all self-medication with your doctor or health care professional. See the article on healing for recommended healers.
In Ayurvedic medicine, sandalwood is used to treat sexually transmitted diseases and sexual dysfunction in both sexes.
Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs
For more information, see the article on Ayurvedic medicine.
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External skin care: Sandalwood essential oil in Rhonda Allison Growth Factor Serum: Silky everyday moisturizer with potent rejuvenating nutrients. Youll love the silky feel of this nutrient-rich serum, for day or nighttime use. Contains a high concentration of epidermal growth factor to support tissue regeneration and cellular repair after microdermabration, AHA exfoliants, enzymes, and post-peel. Supports skin structure with antioxidants and essential oils of tangerine, lemon, rosewood, and bergamot. Apply daily to freshly cleansed skin. Rhonda Allison Growth Factor Serum
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
from Koehlers Medicinal-Plants 1887