Burning incense plays a fundamental role in cultural and religious practices. It has been used for thousands of years all over the world. It deepens focus, heightens the senses, and uplifts the spirit when practicing reflection.
Sandalwood is a fragrant wood that comes from India and Australia. Sandalwood essential oil is made from the wood of the Santalum tree and has been proven to provide numerous health benefits, that is why it is a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine and aromatherapy. Nowadays, sandalwood is popularly used as an incense all over the world. It stimulates the seventh Chakra (Crown Chakra), which improves trust, self-identity and promotes enthusiasm, increases energy and self-esteem. Especially during full moons, you can burn your incense for increased beneficial properties.
Burning sandalwood helps relieve stress and anxiety and is great for people who suffer from sleeping problems. Because its aroma is a great sedative, it can calm down your worried mind, helping you get a good night’s sleep. It is also a natural air freshener for your home. In addition, it helps lower blood pressure, promotes openness and compassion and enhances the benefits of meditation.
If you burn sandalwood incense in your home, make sure that the room has good ventilation to air out the smoke. Burning sandalwood with similar kinds of aroma like lavender and bergamot is also beneficial because they have similar effects. Other woody incense types that offer similar benefits as sandalwood are frankincense and cedar, they all promote feelings of calm and peace. To enjoy the miraculous effects of sandalwood, make it part of your daily life.