Benefits of Sandalwood (Chandan)

by Meghana on September 15, 2011 · 37 comments

Benefits of Sandalwood (Chandan)

Benefits of Sandalwood

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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monika September 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I use the red sandalwood powder mixed with rose water sometimes…..really helps. Great article :waytogo:


Parita September 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

nice article..didnt know chandan can be used for headaches too! :waytogo:


Geeta September 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

sandalwood used to make my face red, mayb it wasn’t a good quality. but that was long time back. didn’t try after that.
good info.


Meghana September 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

ya may be it was adulterated 🙂


rids September 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I also use sandalwood powder mixed with rose water … as recommended by my cosmetologist for acne prone skin . . . works good !!! :yahoo:


dollar September 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

is it……i hav strated to get acne 😥 … i use to hav absolute clear skin…i hav even tried out this things that u get from newzealand thats like the volcano minerals clay………but i guess doesnt work for me and sometimes helps the acne bulid up…it works aweosme for my bhabhi……… i guess might as well try ghar ka upay… :worship:
:thanks: meghana


Nikita September 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Acne and I have terrible relationship from past 10 years…try sandalwood it will definitely reduce your acne but not a long term solution. I advise to drink a lot of water and go to dermatologist. Don’t wait till you try every product for acne.Some one’s cure is not a unviersal cure for acne.


dollar September 16, 2011 at 12:40 am

:yikes: …. i guess my pores hav opened up i guess… too much to say coz i only hav them on my right cheek …i know odd right….but yebabes will fix an appointment..asap :-* … thanx


Rati September 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

my mom used to make facepacks using sandalwood. havent used it isn a long time now. :(( I like the smell of it in pack. 😀


Pragnyadeepta September 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Hai na?? 😀 😀 😀 Smells lovely! :love:


Nupur September 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

i like sandalwood a lotttt……..
n also d fragrance….. :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:
nice article meghna :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:


Meghana September 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Thanks dear 🙂


sukanya September 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

love the sweet smel :love: l.. n dats the only reason i end up buying soaps claiming sandalwood composition :inlove: :inlove: … but it makes my dry skin more dry :(( :huh: :huh:


Sim September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

koi paste bana ke de de tho … like it most……. :methinks: :methinks:


Pragnyadeepta September 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

:clap: Lovely article,Mehgana!!~ Very useful.:haanji:


rukhsar September 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm

when i was on a trip to bangalore i bought the sandalwood facial kit which included a gel,a white massage cream and a pack.
this is my first facial kit and i truly adore it,it is it the best face pack.
i will review it soon. : O:) O:)


Somreeta Mukherjee September 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

great………… :waytogo: :waytogo:


Ida September 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I didn’t know sandalwood has a lot of good uses. I like the scent of it in perfumes. :)) Nice, informative article, Meghana. :))


Meghana September 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm



Tinkerbell September 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

very informative article! :yes:
i just got a sandalwood face pack for acne 🙂


kanika September 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

:yes: nice article meghana……one more use…..sandalwood powder is excellent in controlling sweat…..u can dab ur feet and underarms on days with excessive sweat :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: also, it is always best to buy the chandan ki lakdi ( stick form) and then use it for ur cosmetic purposes….cos most powders these days are plain powders with just the perfume in them :smug: :smug: :smug:


Nikita September 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

i use only homemade sandal pack which actually involves rubbing sandal wood on a rough surface to reduce to paste (used for poojas).i mix a little turmeric and safforn it it .Apply it and let it dry.It reduces redness of my acne and doesnt dry my skin .This has also reduced scars to some extent.Actually only pack i love a lot.Love sandalwood’s subtle smell.


kanika September 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

nikita good girl…..fulllll hardwork :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:


radhika September 17, 2011 at 3:04 am

wer do you buy sandal wood from ..nikita?


Poo September 16, 2011 at 11:28 am

Me also love the sandalwood smell.. but taking a sandalwood lakdi and making will be too tiring.. can any tell from where can i get a good quality chnadan powder for pace pack.. ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)


Tanu September 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Thank u Meghana!
I love using sandalwood in my face packs. :haanji: Wil try the turmeric-honey-sandalwood mask today! :yahoo:


asma February 18, 2012 at 12:23 am

thanks i mixing sandalwood and milk my complexion is fair sandalwood working on my face


Manjula May 14, 2012 at 2:55 am

I use Sandalwood stick and make the paste from my own and apply it directly on the face and neck.Really a very nice remedy.Yes one needs to do lil hard work to screw d sandal on the rough surface however trust me its really makes the skin glowing and acne free. I just love it. I use it twice a week at night and when i wake up in the morning then i see that my hard work really paid off.It works like magic.


michele October 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

please can you tell me, how can i buy sandalwood stick. Im living uk and want to buy it here or online.please let me know any one.
thank you


Himani October 4, 2014 at 10:53 pm

today i did make a paste of sandalwood and turmeric by roughing it on a rough surface and mixed it and applied it on my face at night now lets see the result tomorrow i will tell u tomorrow. actually i m a kid of 13 years lets see does it works on my skin. I have many pimples on my face


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