Sandalwood (tan xiang) October 09 2014

Sandalwood has a long history as an herb sacred to many traditions, and is held precious for its many healing and skin-enhancing benefits.

Chinese Herbal Properties: regulating, harmonizing, calming, clearing

SCIENCE

Sandalwood is known to calm itching and inflammation, and ongoing studies point to a promising use in tumor prevention, which makes it perfect for daily treatment of sun-exposed skin.

 

HISTORY

Its regulating and harmonizing effects help achieve and maintain ideal moisture balance and even tone, supporting collagen production as well.  The scent of sandalwood is regarded as profoundly calming and centering.  It is used widely in the East as incense for this reason.