Benefits of Sandalwood (Chandan)

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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37 thoughts on “Benefits of Sandalwood (Chandan)

  1. 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.

    1. 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

      1. 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.

        1. :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

  2. 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:

  3. 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:)

  4. :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:

  5. 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.

  6. 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.. ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

  7. 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.

    1. hi
      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

  8. 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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