4 Reasons to Adore Sandalwood

Hey, Annie here. Is it just me, or do you adore the spectacular scent of sandalwood? On top of it's alluring aroma, there are countless other benefits to burning this soothing botanical. 

Here at Incense Falls, we carry both Australia Sandalwood and Laoshan Sandalwood incense cones - both of which are all-natural and synthetic-free, which will help enhance your health and mood even further. These sought-after scents will help enhance your health and mood. 

Deeper Sleep 


Sandalwood contains a natural sedative- santalol. If you or someone you know suffers from insomnia, tell them to try burning incense in the evening.

It will help calm your mind and body, sending you into a wave of relaxation.  This will prime you for a deep sleep. Getting quality sleep each night is crucial to maintaining your mental and physical health. How will you have energy to be there for yourself and loved ones if you can't sleep?

Before you reach for over-the-counter or prescription medications, try burning sandalwood incense! I wish you a deep sleep tonight. 

Anti-bacterial


Did you know that sandalwood is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and is an astringent? In fact, sandalwood is found in many perfumes, make-ups, and soaps.

In this form, it can treat eczema, acne, or skin irritations. So, what about when it's burned as incense? There is less research about the correlation between incense and reducing skin irritations, but if I find a study in the near future, you'll be the first to know about it!

It's interesting that sandalwood contains anti-bacterial properties though, as I bet it affects the smoke. 

Meditation


Thousands of people have claimed that sandalwood incense takes them to higher places during their meditation sessions. This woody scent will help you transcend the one-dimensional world to a place of deep reflection and contemplation.

It provides clarity and a heightened ability for introspection. Sandalwood has a long history of spirituality, as it has been a sacred practice to burn sandalwood incense in Hindu rituals for thousands of years.

The next time you want to meditate or contemplate life , consider burning sandalwood. Including this practice into your meditative routine can help you better understand yourself and the world. 

Mood 


There is nothing worse than a prolonged state of anxiety or depression. It's easy to feel helpless when you can't chase the blues away or you continue to feel agitated.

It turns out that breathing in the scent of sandalwood has been shown to alleviate depression and anxiety. Aggression and melancholy is more subdued while compassion, love, and bright energy come to the forefront of your being.

Take back control by burning incense. Not only will it lift your spirits, you'll feel empowered to know that you have a coping skill. If you don't know where to turn, try burning sandalwood and see if it has a positive effect on your mood! 

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When it comes to mood and sleep, sandalwood seems to work wonders! Not only does it help in the physical and mental health department, but it may add that x factor to your meditation practice.

I included the fact that it's anti-bacterial because it's interesting. Its anti-inflammatory properties set it apart from other scents.

If you've read this far, you're probably interested in trying out sandalwood scent for yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy! 

Annie Foley
Author
Incense Falls 

P.S. If you're looking for an incense burner that evokes feelings of power, vigor, and elegance? Check out our Eternal Dragon Incense Burner! 

 

 

 

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