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Making use of fragrant Sandalwood

What is Sandalwood good for?

Let’s take a walk through the ancient spiritual paths of the Indian subcontinent to discover the second most expensive wood in the world today – Sandalwood. Greatly revered by multiple religions and spiritual traditions, this is not a wood to be taken lightly.

Sandalwood is used in different forms for beauty care including as an essential oil and a powder. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, and anti-aging properties. It also has a long lasting pleasant fragrance. All these properties of this potent wood make it useful for very many beauty care needs. 

Sandalwood is a natural deodorant. Not only does it have a long lasting fragrance, its antibacterial properties also help combat the odor causing bacteria that exist in your armpit. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also help soothe acne, breakouts, and other inflammations resulting in clearer and smoother skin. It also is an excellent exfoliator. It clears the skin of dead skin cells, residue, excess oil, and other bacteria. 

Using Sandalwood's healing properties

Chockfull of antioxidants, it fights free radicals that cause aging and damage skin. It prevents and heals signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. It also reduces hyperpigmentation and dark spots since it inhibits tyrosinase and cholinesterase which are enzymes that catalyze the production of melanin pigments. Its astringent properties help tone skin, even out skin tone, and also reduce pore size. Sandalwood has hydrating properties that can heal dry skin and leaves your skin supple, soft, and moisturized. It also rejuvenates dull skin and brightens it resulting in a glowing complexion. 

Using sandalwood is also great for your hair. Sandalwood oil stimulates a particular receptor cell in the scalp called OR2AT4 which helps hair grow faster and longer. It removes dandruff and any kind of itchiness in the scalp while at the same time leaving your hair smelling lovely. Its hydrating properties also help restore shine and nourishment to damaged locks. 

WE HAVE A RANGE OF PRODUCTS THAT INCLUDE THIS AMAZING WOOD, SEE BELOW FOR MORE! 


BĀSD BODY CARE SEDUCTIVE SANDALWOOD BODY LOTION

It’s perfect for everyday moisturizing, so your skin will always feel nourished. plus we know basd babes will love this warm and woody sandalwood-bergamot fragrance, with alluring floral and citrus notes and a sophisticated hint of spiciness. the scent is soothing and calming—perfect for both the start and end of a busy day.


GROWN ALCHEMIST HAND WASH - SANDALWOOD, YLANG YLANG, HYALURONAN

This rich aromatic, gel hand wash contains skin softening and nourishing ingredients that leave your skin thoroughly cleansed, soothed and scented while providing calming aromatic properties.

  • Natural plant derived Natrium PCA [Sodium PCA]: Noticeably provides maximum below the surface hydration binding moisture to skin cells, while protecting the skin’s acid mantle, leaving skin looking calm and soothed.
  • Flavanol Antioxidants from Sandalwood: noticeably remove toxins, soothe, hydrate and fight free radicals that cause the formation of wrinkles.
  • Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang: Provides stress relieving and harmonising properties.

ANTIPODES REINCARNATION PURE FACIAL EXFOLIATOR

Avocado oil and jojoba beads marry to lift away lifeless skin, leaving a fresh complexion that feels reborn. Healing calendula oil works to nurture and repair, while carrot seed extract helps clear and revitalise skin's surface. Exotic essential oils of sandalwood, sweet orange and tonka bean calm and balance your skin's appearance.


VOIR HAIRCARE SUNRISE RITUALS SHAMPOO

Formulated with a breakthrough active blend of hyaluronic and lactic acids (think skincare, but for your hair and scalp), this botanical-infused cleanser gives you everything you need for flawless hair: body, volume, hydration, strengthening, smoothness and shine.

  • Helps to remove sebum buildup
  • Reduces the appearance of flakes
  • Smooths hair fibres to minimize frizz
  • Boosts suppleness and shine
  • Strengthens hair to help prevent breakage
  • Shields against pollution and environmental stressors
  • Suitable for daily use

Fresh citrus top notes of pomelo and mandarin blend beautifully with hints of green tea, freesia, and jasmine, rounded out with a romantic sandalwood and musk base.

Check out the accompanying Voir Haircare Sunrise Rituals Conditioner as well!