Benefits of Sandalwood (Chandan)
Sandalwood is a valuable tree which hordes beauty secrets. It has an unique place in Ayurveda. In India, sandalwood trees are mainly found in forests of Karnataka. Sandalwood has both beauty and medicinal values. Women, right from centuries ago, used sandalwood for healthy and glowing skin. Today, sandalwood powder is available in almost all ayurvedic shops.
I list some beauty tips of sandalwood.
Sandalwood For Glowing Skin:
Mix 1 spoon of sandalwood powder with milk and apply it evenly to face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash with warm water. Application of this paste gives cooling effect within a few seconds. It tones up skin and moisturizes. Skin remains soft, soothed after washing. Regular application of this paste keeps the skin healthy and glowing forever.
Sandalwood For Pimples:
Mix 1 spoon of sandalwood powder along with 1 spoon of turmeric. Apply this paste neatly over pimple-prone area overnight. Pimples will be vanished without any marks in a short period.
Sandalwood For Acne:
Mix 1 spoon of sandalwood with rose water. Spread it evenly to face and neck and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Application of this paste tones up skin giving cooling treatment to acne.
Sandalwood For Face Mask:
Mix 1 spoon of sandalwood powder and 1 spoon of turmeric along with honey. Make thick paste of it and apply all over face. Leave it till the mask tightens and dries. Wash face with water once the mask dries. It refreshes skin and makes skin shine.
Sandalwood For Fairer Complexion:
Mix 1 spoon of sandalwood powder and 1 spoon of almond powder with milk. Application of this paste regularly gives fairer complexion.
Sandalwood as a Perfume:
Make a fine paste of sandalwood powder with water or rose water and apply all over body, especially to sweat prone areas like under arms. This acts as an excellent deodorant for entire day. It also prevents sweating and works on prickly heat.
Sandalwood For Stress:
Sandalwood oil is a sedative and it soothes the nerves. It provides relief from stress. It has a soothing effect on skin and membranes.
Sandalwood For Headache:
Sandalwood paste applied on temples relieves headache and brings down temperature.
Sandalwood For Rashes:
Mix sandal wood and a little amount of camphor and make a paste. Apply this paste on the rashes. Redness and the itchiness will reduce and a soothing effect can be felt immediately.
Sandal For Tolerating Environmental Hot Temperature:
Make a sandalwood paste in some large quantity. Apply this paste alone on face, neck, hands, legs, chest and back. No matter how hot the weather is, your body will be very cool and relaxed.
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