Hawaiian Sandalwood

Sandalwood

Introduction

Sandalwood is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy. Known as one of the most grounding and stabilizing essential oils, it has a number of benefits when applied topically. These properties are largely due to rich concentrations of sesquiterpene alcohols, particularly alpha and beta-santalol. The presence of the santalol compounds has not been demonstrated in measurable amounts in any other CPTG® essential oil, but collectively constitutes about 70 percent of the chemical composition of sandalwood.

History

Although santalol was not isolated until the 20th century, its properties have been used for millennia, as the various species of sandalwood have been widely used in their native lands since ancient times. Sandalwood grows native around the world in areas such as Nepal, the Pacific Islands, Sri Lanka, Australia and India, and it is universally valued for its health benefits. Many of these properties have been examined by modern scientific research, and studies isolating santalol compounds have shown that many of the dominant properties of Sandalwood essential oils are likely to be strongly influenced by those complex and slowly metabolizing sesquiterpenes.

Use

The breadth of research on the effects of Sandalwood on skin is overwhelming, and studies isolating santalol compounds suggest that this is primarily due to their biological activity in human cells. In vitro research suggests that both alpha and beta santalol applied topically can help soothe skin and promote healthy skin. Further experimental research suggests that topical application of alpha-santalol promotes overall skin health. Add 1-2 drops of Hawaiian Sandalwood to your moisturizer and apply daily for smooth, radiant skin. Santalol also has surface-cleaning properties and is known to protect against environmental threats.

The scent of Sandalwood is what it is best known for, and that sweet, woody, mood-enhancing aroma is provided by the rich concentration of alpha and beta-santalol. Human clinical research suggests that alpha-santalol, when used aromatically, can help improve mood. Diffusing Sandalwood can help calm anxious feelings and promote a restful night's sleep.

Conclusion

Santalol is a well-researched, safe and natural compound found in DoTERRA Hawaiian and Sandalwood essential oils. Research suggests it may help calm anxious feelings, promote restful sleep, and protect against environmental threats.

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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