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5 Ways Natural Sandalwood Powder Can Help You Get Glowing Skin Forever

Handpicked from nature directly, today, our spotlight is on the evergreen ingredient in the world of natural and ayurvedic skincare, Sandalwood. This precious ingredient is often termed as a ‘liquid gold.’ It is well known to heal the toughest skin disorders and chronic skin illnesses like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. In the Ayurvedic context, the benefits of sandalwood powder are connected with the alleviation of pitta dosha, as it has cooling properties. 

Sandalwood is an astringent; therefore, it works wonderfully in soothing and tightening the inflamed skin. Not only these, but there are numerous other benefits of Sandalwood, which can urge you to bring it back to your natural skincare routine. So without any further adieu, let’s look into its benefits, and down the line, we will also talk about different ways to use this ingredient in our skincare routine.

1. Helps in removing tan

Sandalwood is a well-known ingredient for removing suntan. Its light exfoliating properties often help to lift off the tan, as well as dark marks or scars. You can mix sandalwood powder with water or milk, depending on your skin type, and apply the paste for 10-15 minutes. If you use this mixture twice a week, it will reduce your suntan.

2. Helps to soothe sunburn

The benefits of Sandalwood powder is not limited to removing suntan. However, it works great in soothing mild to severe sunburn. The cooling properties of this ingredient have the antiseptic benefits that reduce sunburn. Mix water with the powder or apply sandalwood oil to get quick relief.

3. Prevents skin aging

As we age, our skin starts showing signs of aging. Our skin sags, age spots show up, and the skin loses the glow of youth. Sandalwood powder can tremendously slow down this process. Sandalwood essential oil or powder is high in antioxidants, which help fight the free radicals that cause age-related skin damage. You can use the essential or mix the powder with green tea to see amazing benefits.

4. Best for flawless skin

When applied to the Skin, Sandalwood helps in soothing skin eruptions, rashes, and itches. It clears up scars, blemishes, spots, or eczema and even prevents further formation. Use sandalwood powder with rosewater and apply it on your face and even body to get gorgeous even-toned, and brightened skin.

5. Moisturizes skin 

Sandalwood powder or oil is an excellent form of moisturizer for dry skin. The natural oils present in Sandalwood can help you treat skin problems burning, itchiness, dryness, skin flakes while leaving your skin soft, supple, and moisturized. 


There are many ways in which you can use sandalwood powder or oil for treating different skin problems like open pores, wrinkles, blemishes, etc. We would love to share some of the recipes for treating common skin problems. Let’s start:

1. Wrinkles

Sandalwood powder or oil has the power to slow down the aging process. It tightens the skin and diminishes the size of open pores, which make your skin look younger and tighter. All you need is-

  • Sandalwood Powder- 2 tbsp
  • Green tea- 1 tbsp
  •  Egg Yolk- 1


Mix the ingredients mentioned above into a paste and apply it to the affected area. Keep it on for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. You can use this thrice a week to improve your skin elasticity and prevent wrinkles and sagging skin.

2. Blemishes

You all might have experienced or even know that blemishes can be pretty stubborn. But Sandalwood is an extremely effective ingredient that can help you eliminate these stubborn spots and blemishes most naturally. All You Need Is:

  • Sandalwood Powder- 2tbsp
  • Turmeric- ¼ tsp
  • Milk or water- 2 tbsp
  • Potato Juice- 1 tbsp


Mix all the ingredients and make a thick paste. Apply it for around 20-30 mins and wash it off with cold water. Sandalwood / Multani Mitti and potato juice together work amazingly on removing the stubborn blemishes, and it works best for pigmentation removal as well. Try it yourself. 

3. Acne

Sandalwood oil or powder has cooling properties that can soothe the skin’s itchiness and clear up skin infections. It is well-known to reduce skin inflammation and acne formation. To cure this skin problem faster, you will need-

  • Sandalwood Powder- 2 tbsp
  • Neem or tea tree essential oil – 2-3 drops
  • Milk or water- 2-3 tbsp
  • Turmeric- ¼ tsp


Mix all the ingredients and gently apply it to your face. Let is dry for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water very gently. Use it twice a week.

4. Sun Tanning

No matter what your complexion is, tanning can be a common skin problem. Hence, your skincare routine should include a natural method to cure it. To treat this, you will need-

  • Sandalwood Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 3 tbsp
  • Honey or Aloe vera gel- 1 tsp


Mix all the ingredients into a thick paste and apply it evenly on your skin. Wait until it dries, and with the help of milk or water, rub the skin into circular motion to remove the face pack properly. Use it once or twice a week for the best result.

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5. Dry Skin

Dry and flaky skin is a very common skin problem. It is faced by many, and it may lead to itchiness and pain sometimes as well. To treat this, you will need-

  • Sandalwood Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 3 tbsp


Mix sandalwood powder and milk and make a thick paste. Apply it on the affected area about twice a week for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water. 


Sandalwood is a powerful antiseptic, emollient, and anti-inflammatory agent that can benefit your skin in myriad ways. However, it is always advisable to take some precautions before using it-

  1. Before using sandalwood powder or oil, it is best to do a patch test to check the allergic reactions.
  2. Pregnant and lactating mothers should avoid adding anything new and unknown to their skincare regime. Try to be as natural as you can.
  3. For some, the smell of Sandalwood can be intriguing. Avoid it if you feel irritated.
  4. Always use sandalwood essential oil with any carrier oil like almond or olive oil. The direct application of any essential oil may burn your skin.
  5. If you feel uneasy or reacted, consult with a doctor immediately.

Tell us your favorite Sandalwood Product in the comment section below and feel free to drop us your question in the comments so that we can help you in all possible ways. Follow me on my Instagram page for more skin and hair care tips and information.

XOXO, Cheers!

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