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Skin allergies are pesky little things. I am sure that you have, at least once, experienced some kind of skin irritation due to allergens or unknown causes. Sometimes, skin irritations do not have an actual cause, unless you know what your allergies or triggers are. Sometimes it just happens. I know that is the worst thing ever, and you are probably asking yourself; “How do I fix it if I don’t know what caused it?”

Well, here is an answer for you: Sandalwood essential oil.

Sandalwood is a respected ingredient in a lot of religions across the world. It is not surprising since it is an all-star ingredient that has a lot of different benefits. It is highly effective in treating skin allergies or any general skin concerns and works for all skin types with little to no side effects.

GENERAL BENEFITS

  • Fade scars
  • Heal wounds and infections
  • Emollient
  • Memory booster
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Aids insomnia
  • Eliminate toxins and excess water

SANDALWOOD FOR SKIN

  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Disinfectant

Since Sandalwood is an antiseptic, it has the ability to get rid of micro-organisms that may cause itchiness to the skin due to allergies or triggers. It is especially helpful in preventing further damage to the skin if one were to have dust allergies.

It can also reduce the effect of allergies as it is a mild astringent, which helps in bringing contractions in skin tissues and tightening the pores. You can apply it daily to effectively minimize the effects of your allergies. Active use of this can help the skin proteins coagulate, which protects the skin from further breakouts or allergies.

Eczema flare-ups can also happen due to certain allergens. The anti-viral properties in Sandalwood oil can help to ease, if not, get rid of eczema and reduce itching as well.

The anti-inflammatory properties also help to soothe and cool the redness and itchiness of the skin due to the allergies. It can also effectively soothe rashes caused by the allergens.

With that said, Sandalwood oil is not meant to be used as a cure or an alternative to the medicine prescribed by your doctor, if you have any diagnosed allergies or chronic reactions. It should be used with caution and if you are ever in doubt, do ask your doctor if you can use it alongside the medicine prescribed or as an alternative to it.

CAUTION

Like all essential oils, Sandalwood oil has a lot of benefits but that does not mean you should dive head in and use it. Be sure to do a patch test to see if your skin has any reactions to it. Be sure to leave it on for 24 hours to fully see if any reactions take place. Additionally, be sure to dilute it before any topical use, as per any essential oil. For Sandalwood, it needs to be diluted in any neutral carrier oil like almond, argan, olive, or coconut.

You can get your hands on this all-star product at our eStore now!

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