Sandalwood has an exotic, soft, woody scent. It is spiritually grounding and has a calming influence on the mind and emotions. Sandalwood essential oil is very useful in skincare to moisturize dry, chapped or cracked skin, soothe irritation, and improve tone and complexion. It was traditionally thought to be disinfecting and was used as incense in cleansing rituals to purify the air. Today Sandalwood is believed to boost the immune system, relieve respiratory issues, and relax nerves and muscles to ease spasms, cramping, and tension. Sandalwood is an endangered species. Wyndmere purchases only AG marked oil from plantations that practice reforestation and is approved for exportation by the Indian government. This has already been diluted to 10% in Jojoba oil to make it more affordable, but we suggest diluting further to a 3% therapeutic level before using on the skin.