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When I travel I never use any makeup on my skin because I want to give it some breath and fresh air. Anyway, in the tropics, it’s also so hot that the makeup will melt away immediately.
I have had very good skin all my youth, but now, for several years I have had pimples especially in my cheeks and sometimes also in my jawline (I guess it’s for hormonal reasons). Actually, all of them are not even pimples but red scars from old pimples.
I strongly believe that diet affects the condition of the skin and therefore I, for example, don’t use dairy products anymore. I currently only use two natural productions on my skin: coconut oil and sandalwood oil which is the topic of today. These combined with a non-dairy diet have made my skin much better.
I’ve never used sandalwood oil (the REAL one!) before, but when we were in Sri Lanka, we went to the spice garden tour and the guide told us all the health benefits the oil has. One thing was that it can remove acne scars so when I heard that I was like “okay I need that!” and we bought one bottle that was a bit expensive but totally worth it.
When I first started using it I put 2- 3 drops of the oil on my face every night and washed it off the next morning. I repeated it daily. Every morning I woke up, the first thing I did was checked my skin condition and I was really convinced because it was cleaner and brighter every time! What a magical oil, I thought!
I know that many people suffer from bad skin so I want to share this and tell you about this amazing oil made from the Sandalwood tree. It helps me so it may also help you!
Sandalwood oil comes from the wood and roots of Santalum album, or the East Indian sandalwood tree. This is one of the most valuable trees in the world.
Sandalwood and its oil are prized in the field of alternative medicine. It’s traditionally used to treat a variety of conditions. Most of its traditional uses haven’t been scientifically tested, but some research suggests sandalwood may help treat certain health problems.
In order to get the most benefit from this essential oil, the sandalwood tree must grow for at least 40–80 years before the roots can be harvested. Sandalwood oil is one of the most expensive essential oils available on the market today.
BENEFITS AND USES
Soothe blemishes and scars
Sandalwood oil can be an effective remedy for skin blemishes and be able to soothe skin inflammations. Massage the oil to your face gently and leave the mask overnight and then wash it off in the morning. You can also mix it with coconut oil if you want more moisturizing result!
Prevent the skin from aging
Sandalwood essential oil is rich in antioxidants that can help to soothe free-radicals in our body. These free-radicals are major offenders and promote aging.
It also helps with wrinkles. Just massage sandalwood oil mixed with coconut oil to your face and that’s it. My skin feels so much more elastic! Or buy it here: Monoi Tiare Tahiti, Coconut Oil & Sandalwood*
Relax the body
Sandalwood oil is a natural relaxant. It has relaxing properties that can soothe your nerves and calm you down instantly. This combined with its sedative properties and peaceful aroma works wonders to alleviate your stress and anxiety.
Soothes dry and weak hair
Sandalwood oil restores the shine in hair by moisturizing it deeply. Just add a few drops of sandalwood oil in your shampoo or conditioner. My hair has dried up in the sun a lot so I have to make this more often!
In addition to these, sandalwood oil has lots of other benefits also but these are my own favorites.
PS. If you buy sandalwood, make sure it’s 100% pure to get the best benefits! For example, iHerb is an online shop where you can buy 100% pure essential oils: