The Egyptian Sky and Sun Neters Horus and Ra were often honored at the temples and other sacred sites with offerings of sandalwood. Both of these forces of nature are often referenced as ‘The Eye of Horus / Ra’ as the ancients associated them with the pituitary gland a.k.a. the third eye chakra. The ‘all-seeing’ third eye chakra can be awakened, cleansed and balanced by sandalwood essential oil, allowing one to fall into greater states of awareness and consciousness as they seek out knowledge and insights amid the physical and cosmic realms. Of course, this is a favorite oil of those desiring to use their newfound consciousness to access the Akashic Records as the pineal gland and sandalwood’s harmonic compatibility elevate one’s resonance beyond ‘physical’ limitations. It’s recommended to also work with activating the pineal gland with lotus oil to access the third eye chakra wholly.
The Third Eye Chakra and the Pituitary Gland
As an access point to the ‘portal of infinite wisdom’ according to Kemetic metaphysics, the third eye chakra is often impeded or imbalanced by issues associated with blockages of the pituitary gland. This pea-sized gland at the base of the brain is often seen amid hieroglyphs across Egypt represented by a circular shape right behind what the Hindu dubbed the ‘third eye’ in the center of the forehead.
The pituitary gland controls the majority of other endocrine gland’s functions, hence it is called the ‘master gland’ making its functionality essential for greater overall health. Some of the pituitary glands functions include the creation of prolactin, growth hormones, assisting the adrenals in the production of cortisol, regulates the thyroid hormones, and additionally stimulates testosterone, estrogen and regulates sex hormone levels.
Mental and Emotional Benefits of Sandalwood Oil
Historically, sandalwood has been used for thousands of years in sacred rituals, purification, meditation, prayer and within healing tinctures due to its sedative, calming and healing effects. Those looking to go into deeper states of meditation or relaxation without falling asleep often choose sandalwood over lavender. In fact, when scientists compared the effects of lavender and sandalwood, they found that sandalwood provided a more harmonious feeling of clarity and presence but calmly aware. It’s an excellent oil for those suffering from anxiety, stress, restlessness and feeling of depression or fear. Another common mental benefit is that sandalwood seems to improve concentration power and information retention—likely as a side effect of clearing the pituitary and pineal glands and reducing stress.
Health and Body Benefits of Sandalwood Essential Oil
Antiseptic Healing — Like many essential oils, sandalwood is a powerful antiseptic agent that can be utilized both internally and externally. When applied to the skin in carriers like lotions, oils, creams or sprays sandalwood can help cleanse and protect sores, acne breakouts, bites and other external wounds from developing infections. Similarly, when ingested it can help heal internal issues in the gut like ulcers and gastritis.
Anti-inflammatory Agent — Pastes and tinctures of sandalwood essential oil are effective anti-inflammatories that have a cooling, soothing effect. This natural healer is often employed in cases of inflammation within the circulatory, excretory and nervous systems that can cause an array of secondary health concerns.
Cardiovascular Benefits — Heart health is vital, and sandalwood has been shown to reduce high blood pressure amid patients with hypertension. Proper blood pressure helps stave off many irreversible cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease. This essential oil can be smelled or applied topically to reap such benefits.
Antispasmodic — Because of its sedative and relaxing properties, sandalwood essential oil can assist with spasms in the body to help alleviate cramps, coughs, aches, and stomach spasms. It also relaxes the nerves, blood vessels and muscles making it popular for use during childbirth to smooth out contractions.
Astringent — Effective as a mild astringent that induces unnoticeable contractions, sandalwood oil is excellent for tightening and toning the skin and muscles. It is often employed for oral use to tighten the gums hold around teeth.
Spiritual Benefits of Activating the Third Eye Chakra with Sandalwood
Awakening the third eye is said to increase one’s intuition concerning the future, but they are also more aware of the present moment consciously at all times. This assists users in discovering their interpreting power to find long-sought answers amid their everyday surroundings and during astral travel or divine communications. As one becomes more awakened to a greater understanding of the universe, they learn to ‘think’ beyond traditional reasoning and rationalization. Hence, the all-seeing third eye can ultimately act as one’s guide along the path of life.
Ways to Use Sandalwood Essential Oil
Create your own Sandalwood oil blends and enjoy aromatherapy anywhere, anytime! Dilute essential oils prior to use, and be sure to properly store them for preservation purposes.
Direct Inhalation / Cupping from the Hands / Aromatherapy Inhalers / Nebulizers / Spritzers / Roller Bottles / Steam Distribution / Ultrasonic Diffusers / Massage Oils / Candles / Perfumes / Bath Oils / Soaps / Scrubs / Internally in Foods and Drinks / Capsules / Suppositories / Oil Pulling
Essential Oils and Stones to Use with Sandalwood Oil
Everyone’s reactions are different to essential oils and the practice of aromatherapy, so do what works for you. Let intuition and experience guide your journey when using essential oils. Some other essential oils that are commonly infused with Sandalwood essential oil for healing include:
Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Vanilla, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Combining the remarkable healing powers of pure Egyptian Sandalwood Oil with a companion stone can amplify your efforts to balance and restore the third eye chakra. Some of our favorite stones and crystals to pair with Sandalwood include:
Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Amethyst, Moonstone, Sodalite, Moldavite, Fluorite, Azurite, Violet Imperial Jasper, Multi-Colored Jaspers.
Use High Quality Pure Essential Oils
When using essential oils for topical use or ingestion, use only pure essential oils that are properly diluted or as instructed by your professional advisor. After all, the human body isn’t designed to properly process synthetic oils, so stick with essential oils that are crafted from natural sources, such as the Sandalwood Essential Oil in our line of pure, unadulterated Sacred Egyptian Oils™.
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