Benefits and sandalwood home remedies for skin

Sandalwood powder is a wonderful remedy that can treat skin problems. Sandalwood is the most effective ingredient from the house of Ayurvedic. It has an amazing fragrance and it is used for medicinal purpose and also provides a soothing effect in summers. As a powder or as an oil extract, this ingredient is used in the cosmetic industry to prepare everything from perfumes, soaps, powders to facial creams and masks. Sandalwood has a sweet, woody scent which evokes a meditative atmosphere that you will love to have around.

Sandalwood can be used to make your own homemade face packs. It is an extremely useful ingredient and has several benefits when it comes to beauty and grooming. Every woman yearns for fair, soft, and glowing skin. For this, women spend a lot of money in beauty parlors to get that vibrant skin. Sandalwood is a boon to your skin.

Sandalwood is the natural ingredient that can be incorporated in several ways to treat and beautify your skin. It is used to treat pimples, acne, dry skin, and tan removing, wrinkles, and saggy skin, soft and glowing skin.

Beauty benefits of sandalwood face packs

Sandalwood face pack to treat dry skin

This face mask helps to cure all types of facial blemishes. It removes prickly heat fast triggered by excessive sweating. Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and apply it all over your face. Let it dry for some time and then damp the dry sandalwood face mask by spraying a little water over it. Rub gently to remove the mask. It gives drying effects on the skin so you can use milk in place of rose water.

Sandalwood to remove tan

This face pack has a softening effect on your skin. Take 4 spoons of sandalwood powder, coconut oil with 2 spoons of almond oil. Mix these ingredients and apply this mixture on your face. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse with warm water. It helps in fading sunburn and helps in curing suntan, given the healing and soothing properties of sandalwood.

Sandalwood to treat acne

Take one spoon of sandalwood powder, one spoon of turmeric powder and a pinch of camphor. Mix all these ingredients and make them into a fine paste. Apply this mixture on your acne scars and blackheads. Leave it on overnight. And, wash off in the morning, which results in reducing of acne, acne scars, and blackheads.

Sandalwood to get fairer skin

Take one spoon of sandalwood powder and almond powder and mix them with milk. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. It gives fairer complexion gradually with continuous usage.

Sandalwood scrub to exfoliate

Exfoliate your skin with the daily usage. This is the important and easy way to remove the layer of dead skin cells that are deposited from the skin. Sandalwood scrub can soften heels and also gets rid of cracked skin. This gives a natural glow to the skin of the body. Mix sandalwood powder and black chickpea powder with equal quantities either with milk or rose water. Mix them well and apply this paste to your face. Massage in circular motion for about 5 minutes. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water. This is an effective natural scrub that helps to exfoliate your skin and also helps to remove dead skin cells. The dirt and impurities can remove dry skin.

Sandalwood face mask to get clear complexion

This is the effective natural homemade remedy to get the clear fairer complexion skin. The home remedy helps to get rid of dull and lifeless harmful effects free radicals and oxidative stress. This is one of the best, most effective home remedy to get a clear face in a week. Take 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder with 1 tablespoon of almond paste, ½ cup of honey and milk. Mix them well and apply them on your face and neck. Leave it for about one hour and wash them off with water. Apply this natural home remedy 3 – 4 times a week that helps to lighten the skin tone.

Sandalwood treatment for skin allergies

Sandalwood paste works better for sensitive skin. This helps to get rid of prone skin and rashes. Take 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder with powdered camphor. Add required amount of water to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the skin allergy and skin rashes. Leave it to dry for 1 hour. Rinse it off with cold water. The pack helps to get rid of skin infections and is the best way to treat psoriasis, eczema and burns.

Sandalwood to keep skin clear

Sandalwood is a good ancient time home remedy in keeping your skin clear, acne free, and blemish free. Mix sandalwood with little of rosewater and glycerin to make into a fine paste. Apply this on skin blemishes and face or wherever they are. Leave it overnight and wash off with water in the morning.

Sandalwood to treat itchy swelling

Sandalwood has a calming effect on the skin and can be used to relax inflamed skin. It works as an insect repellent. Mix sandalwood powder, turmeric powder with lavender oil. Apply this on the itchy swelling of an insect bite. This application gives immediate results in reducing the swelling.

Sandalwood for fair and flawless skin

Mix sandalwood powder, Multani mitti and rose water. Apply this mixture on your face and leave until it gets dry then wash off with water. It helps in giving you a fair and flawless skin. This face mask is good for oily skin type.

Sandalwood to get flawless skin

Mix together cucumber juice, lemon juice, curd, honey, sandalwood power and juice of a tomato or potato juice. Apply this mixture on your face and wash off after an hour. It gets flawless skin and curing suntan. Sandalwood is very well recognized for its anti-tan properties.

Sandalwood for wrinkles and saggy skin

Take an egg yolk, honey/curd, sandalwood powder, and lavender essential oil. Beat the egg and mix it with all ingredients to make a thick paste. Apply it a few times a week to keep away these early signs of ageing. This face mask is a great aid in warding off wrinkles and sagging skin.

Sandalwood oil

Sandalwood oil is a great skin softening agent. It is also used in aromatherapy massage, especially if the person getting the oil massage is prone to anxiety and moodiness. You can massage your face with sandalwood oil. You can add sandalwood powder to your favorite massage oil and let it sit for 12 hours. Sandalwood massage oils are largely available  in the market like the Aroma magic sandalwood essential oil and soul flower aroma massage oil sandalwood. These massage oils harmonize your senses with a delicate lingering aroma.

Sandalwood face scrub

Sandalwood face scrub is used to get rid of dead skin cells and other impurities like dirt, oil, which are hard to get rid of with face packs. Take sandalwood powder, rice powder, besan, milk, and rose water. Mix all ingredients and prepare it as a face scrub. Don’t add too much milk or water as scrubs are thick in consistency. Apply this once in two weeks to get better results.

Sandalwood to get rid of stress 

You can use sandalwood paste to relieve stress and cooling down your body. Apply this paste on your forehead and enjoy its calming effects. You can also apply it to other areas as to cool down if you feel too hot.

Sandalwood oil is a sedative and it soothes the nerves. It can provide relief from stress and so is used in aromatherapy. It also has a soothing effect on the skin and mucous membranes.

Sandalwood for relieving headaches, fevers

Sandalwood paste applied to the temples, relieves headache and brings down the temperature in fevers. Powdered tulsi (basil) leaves mixed with sandalwood paste can also be applied on the forehead for getting relief from heat and headache and for providing coolness in general.

As sandalwood has properties like astringent, antiseptic, antiphlogistic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. It can be used to treat everything from sunburn and acne to puffiness and dull skin.

Sandalwood to cure excessive sweating

Sandalwood in combination with rose water helps to secrete extra sebum and provides an uneven appearance to the skin. Prepare a thick smooth mixture of sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply this over your face. Leave it for about 15 minutes. This helps to get rid of oily skin. The mixture prevents pimples and also cleanses your pores. Sandalwood powder can be mixed with rose water and applied over parts of the body where there is profuse sweating.

Sandalwood for prickly heat

Sandalwood paste is a popular household remedy for prickly heat. It prevents excessive sweating and heals inflamed skin. It has a natural cooling effect and is especially beneficial during the summer. Hence smearing sandal paste n children to protect from the terrible summer heat is highly recommended. It prevents rashes and is gentle on their skin. That’s why sandalwood is the ingredient of choice in many baby skin care products also.

Sandalwood helps you get rid of peeling skin

Using a sandalwood soap or applying sandalwood paste on your skin will help you get rid of peeling skin. Peeling skin can also be caused by bacteria present on the skin. As sandalwood has natural anti-microbial properties and can kill the bacteria in the skin.


  • It helps to clear pigmentation and scars.
  • Sandalwood finds its way in brimming with anti-oxidants and the way into the anti-ageing spectrum as it improves blood circulation and removes toxins.
  • A few drops of sandalwood oil, i.e., not essence, but proper hair oil can be massaged into dry hair after a hot shower. The heat allows the sandalwood to absorb, but it doesn’t leave your strands oily.
  • A sandalwood paste, scrub will not only cool your body, it will also even out your skin tone.


  • Never apply sandalwood essential oil directly onto your skin.
  • It is used with either of carrier oil, almond oil, grape seed or coconut oil as after-bath massage oil, applied when the body is still wet.