Sandalwood essential oil will take meditation to new levels. Meditation and annointing have a long history and association with being a spiritual ritual. Sandalwood was carved into furniture, temples and religious icons, and burned in Buddhist and Hindu temples. Just deeply inhale the oil and you can smell the ancient wisdom of a deep, woody essential oil. To make meditation more than just sitting down and rubbing oil on your forehead, create a ritual. Ritual gives meditation deeper meaning.

Ask yourself, what is the energy in the room/area where I choose to meditate. Creating a sacred space may mean finding a room/area (inside or outside) where you can be close to divine spirit. To create sacred space, especially if you have limited room, mix a few drops of frankincense and lemon with filtered water into a spray bottle. Spray the area, and set the intent of a sacred space. You can also add the oils to an essential oil diffuser. The oils may also be diffused during meditationSandalwood Essential Oil has been used in cultural and spiritual ceremonies for centuries. The Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine uses it for its anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory properties.

Did you know that Sandalwood has Anti-Cancer Properties? Yes, in studies conducted by Brigham Young University Sandalwood was highly effective against breast, prostate, cervical and skin cancer in small concentrations!

Did you know that Sandalwood Essential Oil is high in sesquiterpenes the chemical component that stimulates the pineal gland in the brain? This creates deep relaxation of the nervous system and that is why it has been used for centuries to enhance meditation.

The pineal gland produces melatonin and releases into the blood stream. Science has revealed that melatonin is responsible for regulating the sleep cycle, is a powerful antioxidant and has powerful immune system benefits.

Sandalwood oil is an excellent cleansing, astringent addition to massage and facial oils, bath oils, aftershaves, lotions and creams. It’s suitable for all skin types and is especially useful for chapped, dry, sensitive or inflamed skin. Sandalwood oil is relaxing, soothing, cooling, centering and sensual. It promotes restful sleep and helps to ease an anxious mind. It’s considered an aid in meditation and prayer–a common practice is placing a drop of sandalwood oil on the third eye. It’s grounding in times of emotional distraction and helps bring peace and acceptance in times of loss.

An excellent fixative when combined with other oils, sandalwood is also valued for its own sweet, warm, rich balsamic aroma. It blends especially well with floral or other oils dominated by their top or middle notes, but works with almost any oil–providing or enhancing the base note and lending its fixative ability. It is suited for both feminine and masculine formulas.

by Seven Love Johnson

7LoveJohnson, Seven Lovaste': Executive Creative Director; Organic Positive Living Wellness Sage