Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent. It is used extensively in modern times for incense, aromatherapy, carvings, malas (prayer beads). In ancient India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome it has been used for over 4000 years for purposes as diverse as building Hindu temples, and embalming. Sandalwood’s scent is both excellent for staying present and alert during meditation, which makes it wonderful for ritual and spiritual practice. Its scent is said to transform desires, and also to bring emotional balance. In alternative healing, sandalwood is used in Ayurvedic medicine, and to treat anxiety, insomnia, neuralgia, sciatica, depression, urinary tract infections, coughs, nausea, dry skin, cardiac tonic, inflammations, fevers, antiseptic, dysentery, and stress-related disorders. Sandalwood is also used as an aphrodisiac.
The Lava Stone also allows you to carry your essential oils on the go. Simply add 1-3 Drops of essential oils to the lava, rub in with your fingers and enjoy the subtle yet healing scent for days.
To add oils to your bracelet, simply add 1-2 drops to the lava stone side of the bracelet and lightly rub in. To change the scent, wash with warm water and soap and allow to air dry before adding a different oil.