Sandalwood has been used for thousands of years in a ritual context. It appears in Buddhist and Muslim rituals, and was one of several fragrant plants used by the Egyptians in embalming rituals. In China and Tibet, its antiseptic properties make it a valuable part of folk medicine. In India, the wood is used for intricate carvings that adorn shrines and homes; figurines and mala jewelry are also crafted from sandalwood. In addition, a paste is sometimes made that can be used to anoint the forehead of the faithful in Hindu temples. Sandalwood is used in the orient as a funeral herb and it is believed to carry the soul into the next life.
With this beautiful wood, deep states of relaxation take place on the spiritual level. Burning sandalwood incense can benefit healing work by promoting a deeper relaxed state in the healer, increasing spiritual energy. Sandalwood also relaxes the heart and throat chakras.
Sandalwood is one of the most valuable woods in the world and is incredibly powerful (spiritually). Scatter sandalwood to clear a place of negativity and burn for protection and healing. We suggest burning these chips on either a charcoal (which can be found in our shop) and/or added to sage to make your own powerful smudging blend.
It is said that any spiritual workings done with Sandalwood should be done with only the darkest of red color. This is the most potent and spiritually energetic and will amplify your magical intentions.