Sandalwood or Chandan is a sacred Ayurveda ingredient. Profusely used in religious rituals, the sandalwood tree has been mythologised in Indian customs since time immemorial. The Indian vedas record the holiness of the herb, and its unique and musty fragrance till now fills the halls of many a Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery.
But beyond being just a holi incense stick, sandalwood is gifted with anti-microbial and nourishing properties making it an excellent cure for Pitta and Vata skin issues such as acne, rashes, ulcers, sunburn, dryness and more. This old Indian superstar ingredient holds secrets to give you brighter, clearer, and more radiant skin.
And while you might have found the familiar smell of sandalwood line your mom and grandma's beauty cabinets and mandirs, sandalwood oil and bark are still popular in modern beauty products, especially in Ayurvedic products.
Wondering what’s so great about sandalwood and if you should include it in your daily beauty routine? Keep reading
The uses of sandalwood powder on face are many. Not only does sandalwood help you get clear skin, it also helps you get rid of persistent skin-related issues. Let’s tell you how:
Sandalwood is rich in antioxidants that prevent skin sagging and the consequent formation of wrinkles. It is also capable of fighting the damage caused by the presence of free radicals in the skin. Ayurveda reveres it for its anti-ageing properties that can make skin firmer, while also reversing sun damage. Isn’t that amazing.
You can even use sandalwood to prevent those wretched pimples from popping out on your skin. The antiseptic properties of sandalwood reduce bacterial growth on the skin, which makes it very effective in treating acne, boils, and sores and preventing them from worsening.
Sandalwood is known to heal your skin tissues. This healing property helps in getting rid of scars from wounds, blemishes, dark spots and eczema. You can also use sandalwood powder for skin whitening as it removes skin impurities to give you an even tone. This is why brides-to-be are advised to apply sandalwood on face to look flawless on their wedding day.
Sandalwood is rife with anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it an ideal remedy for sunburns and skin rashes. It heals skin irritation and itchiness caused by infections, insect bites, or product reactions and also prevents eruptions and acne.
The effects of a suntan can last for long if not treated quickly. Rubbing sandalwood oil or applying its paste on the affected parts can remove suntan gradually as well as reduce the redness and burning caused by overexposure to the sun’s rays.
Natural ingredients like sandalwood work best when you use them in their purest form. Frankly, that is a tough task in itself. With adulteration being common in almost everything you buy, how can you tell if the sandalwood you are using is pure? Hence, it is suggested to trust brands whose vision and mission is to provide you with nothing but absolute, exotic goodness from Mother Nature, just like Coco Soul.
Coco Soul’s products harness the power of centuries-old Ayurvedic wisdom and benefit from the ingredients found in nature to make pure, organic, and chemical-free products. Along with the ancient magic of Ayurvedic herbs and spices, all Coco Soul products are infused with exotic virgin king coconut oil, a native of Sri Lanka and a powerhouse of nutrients beneficial to both your hair and skin.
If you are looking forward to adding sandalwood to your daily skincare routine, look no further.
1. Face Scrub: With the magic of nature’s goodness packed in an easy tube, this exfoliating face scrub deeply cleanses your skin to reveal a radiant, even-toned complexion. It also removes dead skin cells to unclog pores and purge surface impurities. Infused with organic virgin king coconut oil and Ayurvedic herbs like sandalwood and venivel, this nature-inspired face scrub feels like a gentle kiss on your skin.
All in all, this sandalwood-infused, Ayurvedic face scrub will help you get clearer, softer, and even-toned skin naturally.
2. Nourishing Body Lotion: What if we told you that your skin can heal while getting moisturised? This nourishing body lotion, infused with the healing powers of exotic virgin coconut oil and Ayurvedic herbs like sandalwood and welmi, does exactly that. Fragrant and lightweight, this genie of a lotion melts on the skin to give you a nourished-from-within glow. Its plant-derived actives visibly moisturise and tighten the skin from the first application. Along with the super-nourishing virgin coconut oil, it also contains:
With this luxurious and silky body lotion, you are sure to begin a new love affair with your skin.
While sandalwood oil can be used on all skin types, it is recommended that you do a patch test to avoid any allergic reactions.
Apart from using the sandalwood-infused nourishing body lotion and face scrub, you can also harness sandalwood’s benefits for the skin by preparing sandalwood oil at home.
To make sandalwood oil at home, you will need:
Alternately, you can also place the bowl in sunlight for a few hours to let the oil absorb the powder.
Ayurveda has many hidden secrets that can transform your skin and hair health. You only need to include them in your beauty routine. Now that you know the benefits of sandalwood powder and oil, let it work its magic on your skin. Meanwhile, head on over to the Coco Soul store to explore more nature-inspired products today.