Sandalwood oil benefits include its ability to encourage mental clarity ad relaxation. Sandalwood oil uses include colds, coughs, urinary tract infections, acne, eczema, psoriasis and more. Sandalwood oil has the ability to act as a natural astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and expectorant.
For centuries, sandalwood has reserved a place of dignity and respect in many civilizations and religions of the world, especially in Hinduism, where it is considered holy and indispensable in almost all of the social and religious rituals and ceremonies; from the birth of an individual until their death. Sandalwood is required in every step. It is offered to various Hindu gods and goddesses, mixed with flowers and other ceremonial offerings, used to embalm bodies and apply on foreheads in some communities in India, and it is also burnt with the pyre when cremating the dead.