Sandalwood (Chandan)

Sandalwood (Santalum) also known as Chandan (Hindi name). Sandalwood is a large shrub or hard tree. While there are over 100 species of sandalwood plants in the world, most varieties are native to India, Hawaii or Australia. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained unlike many other aromatic kinds of wood, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood is one of the most expensive woods in the world. The flowers and wood of sandalwood are harvested for the plant’s fragrant essential oil. Sandalwood plays an important role in the religious life of Indians. The essential oil obtained from this wood has occupied a significant place in perfumery industries/markets.

Face and Skin

Benefits of Sandalwood

  • Sandalwood has antiseptic properties that prevent pimples, acne and sores from developing.
  • Sandalwood contains natural skin lightening agents and hence is used in many fairness face packs and creams.
  • For Patchy, uneven skin tone, sandalwood is a blessing.
  • Essential goodness of sandalwood is such that it works as a natural cream for dry skin.


Recommends for Face and Skin

Do it yourself –

  • Sandalwood for Oily Skin - Mix 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder, 1 teaspoon orange peel powder and face soft rose damascena toner. Make a smooth paste and apply it to your face. Leave it on for a 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water.
  •  To prevent wrinkles and fine lines - In order to improve the skin texture and keep wrinkles away, make a face pack using 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of yoghurt and 3-4 tablespoon sandalwood powder. Apply this paste on your skin and leave it on for a 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.


Benefits of Sandalwood -

  • Sandalwood powder helps remove suntan and reduce sunburns.
  • The powder has a soothing effect, hence reduce irritation sunburn.
  • The oils found in sandalwood can help cure these body problems and leave your body soft, and moisturized.


Recommends for Body

Do it yourself

  • Sandalwood for Nourishing Skin - Make a paste using 2-3 spoons fresh yogurt and 1 spoon sandalwood powder. Apply this paste to your body. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off to reveal beautiful, glowing skin.
  • Sandalwood for Sun Tan - Sandalwood is a super effective ingredient for treating suntan. Mix 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, half a tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of tomato juice and 3 tablespoon of sandalwood powder together, to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the body and leave it for 25 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  • Sandalwood For Enhancing Complexion - Make a face mask of sandalwood powder, besan (Gram flour) powder and milk.  Apply it on the body and wash off when it dries.


Benefits of Sandalwood -

  • Sandalwood incense or essential oil is known to lower the levels of anxiety as well as stress.
  • To relax and soothe the body add it to your bathwater.
  • Sandalwood incense or essential oil is also great for people who suffer from sleeping problems.
  • Sandalwood has a fragrant smell and burning sandalwood incense or essential oil can make your home smell amazing.


Recommends for fragrance