Sandalwood

Santalum album

In China, India, Egypt sandalwood was used in perfumes and cosmetics. It has also been prized by furniture makers and in India many of the temples were built with this lovely wood. Worshipers also covered their bodies with its essence, along with rose , jasmine and narcissus. 

Therapeutic effects: Sandalwood's sedative properties are good for treating depression and tension. Useful for bronchitis, coughs, nausea, cystitis and skin complaints.

Uses: Inhalation and massage. Apply in a warm compress to revitalize dehydrated skin. Blends well with neroli and rose. Massage enhances its smoothing effects.

Other popular ways apart from the above include, diffusers, on your pillow at night, meditation, car air fresheners and in steam / saunas.