SAN­DAL­WOOD

Hair - - Flavour Of The Month -

San­dal­wood, one of In­dia’s old­est nat­u­ral beauty in­gre­di­ents, is de­rived from the fra­grant wood of the san­dal­wood tree. San­dal­wood paste is ap­plied on the skin for its cool­ing, mois­tur­is­ing, ton­ing and heal­ing prop­er­ties; it is also an­ti­sep­tic and anti-in­flam­ma­tory. Dif­fer­ent in­gre­di­ents can be added to san­dal­wood paste to en­hance its ben­e­fits: rose wa­ter for ton­ing the skin; honey for nour­ish­ing, mois­tur­is­ing and soft­en­ing the skin; ground al­monds for ex­fo­li­a­tion; saf­fron for lus­trous skin; turmeric for heal­ing; and Fuller’s Earth (mul­tani mitti) for tight­en­ing pores, draw­ing out im­pu­ri­ties and im­prov­ing skin tex­ture. A few drops of san­dal­wood oil may be added to a car­rier oil for mas­sag­ing onto the face.

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