History of sandalwood:
The sandalwood tree, its paste and oil, is considerd to be a very sacred tree and is known as the sage and other ordinary trees are like ignorant men in front of it. Popularly known as chandan, sandalwood, Has an extraordinary fragrance and is commonly used in making incense and in religious ceremonies. The paste is smeared on the foreheads of worshipers of vishnu and shiva, which is meant to protect the AGNA CHAKRA present between the eyebrows.
Benefits and Properties:
The soothing aroma and healing properties of sandalwood paste is also excellent for the skincare,City life has its share of positives and negatives on our daily life; the pollution and dirt that our skin, the largest organ in our body, gets to face on a daily basis is a major challenge. In time, our skin beings to look dull, patchy and lifeless. And which woman worthy of her gender would stand by quietly and let her skin go dull. It’s a known fact that women always yearn for a soft and glowing skin and in a quest for this, they spend loads of money in beauty parlors every year!
But did you know that mother nature too has provided us with loads of natural products that work in a more gentle and effective way to give back our glowing complexion, without burning a hole in our pocket? Commonly available things like sandalwood also have these wonderful cleansing and whitening properties and they work more gently on the face as the skin there is more delicate. Sandalwood is a real boon to your skin and works wonders alone or in combination with other ingredients like rosewater, milk cream and turmeric.
Anti-Tanning properties – A day out at the beach leaves you with sunburn and suntan. To get back your normal skin, mix sandalwood powder with honey and sour curd to make a paste and apply on affected parts for an hour, before washing off.
Anti-Aging properties – Cell damage due to free radicals results in wrinkles, fine lines and furrows. Mix sandalwood powder with egg yolk and honey and apply on face and neck for an hour to increase skin elasticity and glow.
Skin Softening properties – Exposure to pollution and the aging process makes the skin dull. Use sandalwood oil and massage into the skin for baby soft glowing skin. Or mix sandalwood powder with turmeric and rose water to make a skin-softening mask.
Pimple Reducing properties – Sandalwood has anti-bacterial properties which are very effective in reducing pimples and acne when made into a face mask with turmeric and rose water and left on for 20 minutes.
Prickly Heat relieving properties – Excessive sweating and heat during the summer can lead to itching and soreness; a paste made of sandal wood and rose water work wonders in relieving the skin from inflammation and soreness.
Clear Complexion properties – Oxidative stress can lead to skin darkening and dullness, making the skin unattractive. Mix sandalwood with almond paste, milk and honey into a face and neck mask and apply for one week to see amazing changes.
Uneven skin tone – 1 Tablespoon of sandalwood and 2 tablespoon of milk and curd and make it has paste and apply all over and let it dry for 15-20 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water to improve uneven skin tone.
Sandalwood powder is a time-tested Ayurvedic ingredient that has been used since time immemorial to improve the skin’s glow and provide relief from conditions like eczema, psoriasis, wounds and ulcerations. It’s a powerful all-in-one solution to all skin problems!