Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sandalwood Essential Oil Is #1

Happy Tuesday From Florida Herb House!

Its a sunny day here in Daytona Beach, Florida and a great time for quick "Lunch Time" article about our Sandalwood Essential oil. This is one of our best selling essential oils in our herb store "Florida Herb House" and online at
http://www.sharpweblabs.com/ and http://www.floridaherbhouse.com/. We frequently find ourselves opening a bottle for use in our oil lamp. The scent is for those who love a rich "Woody" smell. The botanical name for our sandalwood essential oil is "Santalum album". Its color is mostly clear with a hint of yellow. Sandalwood's overall scent is rich, sweet, fragrant yet delicate, woody, floral. This oil is steam distilled from the sandalwood tree. The sandalwood tree can grow in almost any part of India (which is why any Indian will recognize the fragrant wood, even though they might refer to sandalwood by one of its many aliases.) The sandalwood tree flourishess in regions where the climate is cool with moderate rainfall, plentiful sunshine and long periods of dry weather.

Our favorite diffuser (Oil Lamp) is made from ceramic and is heated by a tea light candle. We fill the top with an ounce or two of water and then add a few drops of essential oil on the surface. The candle in the pot underneath heats the water and slowly releases the natural fragrance of the oil into the room. Six to ten drops of essential oil should be sufficient, depending on the size of the room. Transform your living room into a flower garden or freshen the air near your desk when mental effort is required. It is recommended you work with one fragrance at a time until you find oils that work for you and your moods. You will notice that the same oils appear in several categories .. it is the amount you use and the ones you blend them with that will influence how you feel when they are used.

Other essential oils we offer for your home include bergamot, grapefruit, lemon verbena, clary, orange, geranium, myrtle, cedar, lavender, and tangerine. Oils for work, which are stimulating and refreshing include, bergamot, mint, juniper, lemon verbena, myrtle, pine, lime, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass and hyssop. These oils have a calming influence and should be used in the bedroom: geranium, mimosa, petitgrain, honey oil, myrtle, lavender, neroli, rose, balm, orange and cypress.

Have A Healthy Day!

Stephen Sharp,
Florida Herb House