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Sandalwood: Herbs and Incense

This post looks at Sandalwood and its relation to magick. The post begins with looking at what Sandalwood is and then moves on to highlight the properties and magickal uses. The post ends with a free correspondence sheet to download. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.

Sandalwood history

The sandalwood tree originates in India. The scent of Sandalwood comes from the wood of the tree rather than any leaves or flowers. It has been closely related to spirituality throughout the centuries. It is reported that it was used as one of the seven plants that Egyptians used for their embalming rituals. Both Buddhists and Muslims have also used it in their religious rituals for thousands of years. 

The Indian sandalwood tree has become endangered as it has been used so much, so now most sandalwood products come from the Australian trees. Incense is highly popular but you can also get wood chips and essential oil too. 

Sandalwood properties

  • Said to soothe a sore throat
  • Can help relieve insomnia
  • Said to improve anxiety and depression
  • Is said to help acne and dry skin
  • Suggested that it can alleviate nausea
sandalwood shavings on a wooden spoon

Magickal uses

The planetary correspondence of sandalwood is the moon and the linked element is water. Capricorn is the star sign that corresponds to Sandalwood and both the third eye and the root charkas correlate. In the Pagan wheel of the year, sandalwood corresponds to Lughnasadh and Samhain. 

Practical ways to use sandalwood in magick

  • Write your intention (wish) on a sandalwood chip and burn it. 
  • Burn sandalwood for full moon rituals
  • Cleanse and purify tools, people and rooms with sandalwood
  • Use in spell bags and bottles for protection and healing magick
  • Burn sandalwood to enhance meditation. 

Free correspondence sheet

To grab a copy of this free correspondence sheet for your book of shadows or other magickal records, simply complete your details below and hit the download button. You will need to check your email to confirm your details and access the download. 

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