Sandalwood is a fragrant wood. The tree that the wood comes from is found in Nepal, India, and Hawaii.
Mala beads, which are prayer beads used by Buddhists to keep track of mantras they chant, are often made out of sandalwood.
The scent helps you focus your mind during meditation and prayer. It instills peace and encourages spirituality.
The scent of sandalwood is also an aphrodisiac.
It is often used in rituals by Hindus, Buddhist, Wiccan, and other spiritual traditions.
Fragrance: exotic, lingering, subtle, woody
Affirmation: My head and my heart are aligned with the Divine. I am a miracle worker. I spread love and well-being to all beings. I am balanced, aligned, healthy, and strong. It is easy for me to stand in the center of my power and emanate love. I open myself up to the healing energy of the love and prayers that people are sending to me and focus on sending out prayers and well-being to all beings in need.
Interesting tidbits: One of the oldest aromatic woods known, sandalwood is mentioned in Vedic literature dating back to 500–300 BCE. It is the archetypal scent of India, whose Sanskrit name is chandana. This wood is resistant to termites. Ancient Egyptians used sandalwood in the embalming process.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing by Margaret Ann Lembo
Instructions for use: Burn on charcoal in an abalone shell or fire safe dish.