Recipes to Bless You Skin With Sandalwood

Date Posted:27 January 2022 

Sandalwood has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic and Australian Noongar medicine, to treat conditions like stress, insomnia, eczema, and acne. In fact, sandalwood’s affinity with the skin is known the world over, often used as an integral ingredient of choice in skincare and soap-making since the beginning of time.

The properties of the volatile oils found within sandalwood, has been proven to be high in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial with antiseptic properties, so it’s particularly calming and soothing for resolving a wide spectrum of skin conditions. Further when sandalwood is incorporated into skincare products, the astringent quality creates a firming and contracting response by the skin, thereby assisting to reduce wrinkles while deeply moisturizing the skin at the same time.

Over time this serves to improve skin clarity, texture, as well as reducing the signs of aging. Below are some beauty recipes you can try in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!

 Tips to keep in mind:

Prior to trying out the recipes, you will need to get a ceramic or glass bowl for mixing, as best practice avoid plastic or metal where possible. When adding the liquids, add it a small amount at a time so that the mixture does not become too runny, a smooth paste is what we are aiming for. Use pastes immediately once mixed, though the remainder can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Patch testing recipes is recommend prior to extensive use.

Resolving Acne

  • 1 Tbs Sandalwood Powder
  • 1 Tbs Turmeric
  • Witch Hazel or Spring Water

Combine all ingredients, mix well until a smooth paste like consistency. Apply a thin layer on your face and leave on for up to 30 minutes. Rinse off gently with lukewarm water, then use clean towel to pat dry.  Apply at least twice a week for oily to combination skin, once a week for normal to dry skin.

Reducing Dark Spots

  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbs Sandalwood Powder

Combine all ingredients, mix well until well blended.  Massage into skin.  Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off.  For best results regular use is recommended. 

Maintain Supple Radiant Skin

  • 1 Tbs Sandalwood Powder
  • Rose Water or Spring Water
  • 3-5 drops of Argan Oil

Combine all ingredients, mix well until a smooth paste like consistency. Apply a thin layer on your face and leave on for up to 30 minutes. Rinse off gently with lukewarm water, then use clean towel to pat dry. Apply weekly or as required.

Indeed incorporating sandalwood into your beauty and skincare ritual is akin to blessing your skin. For the wonderful plant essence, so rich in anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, immune boosters, and adaptogens all serve to enhance our capacity to restore bodies from dis-ease to a state of ease. So resolutions to skin ailments can really be seen as a bonus- as our whole being will reap the benefits of this wonderful botanical ingredient.

Comments (2)

Which Sandalwood powder should be used for these r

By: on 6 February 2022
I note you have two powders - which one should we get to make the Skin recipes? Quintis Heartwood Powder 100g (Sandalwood Album) Mount Romance Australian Sandalwood Powder 100g (pure Australian Sandalwood) Thank you

The Sandalwood Shop Response
Hi Abhitha Thank you for your enquiry. Both powders can be utilised in these recipes. The Quintis powder is however a finer grade powder so will create a smoother, more gentler paste. Kind regards The Sandalwood Team

Powder vs oil

By: on 28 January 2022
Can the oil of Sandalwood be substituted for the powder?

The Sandalwood Shop Response
Hi Jennifer. Thanks for your interest in our pure sandalwood products. Yes, depending on the recipe the oil itself can be substituted for sandalwood powder, however it does depend on the recipe and what it is you're making. The recipe for 'Resolving Acne' for instance- you can look at using 2 tbs instead of 1 tbs Turmeric with 3-5 drops of pure sandalwood oil instead of the powder. On the other hand, for the 'Reducing Dark Spots' recipe, you could consider using fine coconut flour instead of sandalwood powder with about 3 drops of pure sandalwood oil, you will still need to add a little bit of coconut oil and mix to create a suitable consistency for applying. It is worth considering that the sandalwood powder will have other properties and functions not present in the oil, the most obvious is its function as an exfoliant. The fine powder is very effective in reinvigorating your skin, making your face and skin appear smoother and healthier and over time slight imperfections or unevenness in skin tone will be reduced. Hope this helps. Kind regards, G.R from The Sandalwood Shop Team.

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