How to Find Balance this Season with Sandalwood

The scent of sandalwood is thought to bring one closer to the divine and, ultimately, enlightenment. During these transitional months, it's the perfect scent to bring a sense of equilibrium to the home and mind.
Sandalwood Scent
The scent of sandalwood is thought to bring one closer to the divine and, ultimately, enlightenment. During these transitional months, it's the perfect scent to bring a sense of equilibrium to the home and mind.
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on pocket

It’s at this time of the year, when the transition between the seasons is upon us, that many of us find ourselves in a state of unsettlement. Outside, the weather jumps from lashings of rain to a hint of frost; and even when a glimmer of sun shines through, there is still an overriding sense of confusion in the air.

 

As the shorter days and the longer nights continue to encroach, many of us can feel unbalanced and disillusioned, but there are ways to tackle this, and one of the most effective routes back to yourself is through scent.

 

A native in Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, the Santalum is one of the most valuable trees in the world and its wood retains a fragrance for decades. At a minimum of fifteen years old, the dark, inner heartwood of the tree trunk is harvested via a four-step distillation process, producing one of the most sought-after essential oils in the world.

 

Distinctive and lingering, this is the delicate smell of sandalwood, one of the oldest incense materials around. Long-lasting and creamy, it is a magical scent that, once inhaled, will transport you to another world.

 

Upon burning, the depth of the scent calls to mind 4,000 years of heritage in Asian culture. Considered an aromatic cornerstone of Buddhism, the Sanskrit word Chandara literally translates to ‘sandalwood’, but also connotes to ‘soothing’, ‘dear to the gods’ and ‘feminine form’.

 

As an integral part of the spiritual practice, the scent of sandalwood is thought to bring one closer to the divine and, ultimately, enlightenment. It is also popular in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, with the belief that sandalwood has skin healing abilities and the propensity to lower blood pressure.

Sandalwood Scent

For us, sandalwood is a scent to encounter on stormy evenings, when the wind is beating heavily at your windows and a warming cup of tea isn’t enough, anymore, to suffice the impending cold. In search of comfort and reflection, we turn to sandalwood for its soothing effects and sense of dimension.

 

Known to relieve anxiety, stress and improve your quality of sleep, the scent of sandalwood has the incredible ability to promote mental and physical wellbeing, perfect if you’re looking to regain balance in this unsettling period.

 

Upon lighting, expect a long-lasting fragrance to emerge, varying greatly in smell. Sweet and warming to begin with, any stresses or worries will slip away before the scent plunges you into its richer and woodier base note. With varying qualities from one burn to the next, you may discover something new every time you come back to sandalwood, but it is a scent that remains consistently harmonising.

Hollow Tree Scented Candles

Fostering openness, warmth and understanding, sandalwood not only creates a sense of balance in the spaces around you, but also in oneself. As winter materialises and more of us retreat indoors, sandalwood can stimulate inward reflection and self-acceptance at a time when many of us feel lost.

 

From P.F. Candle Co. and their No. 32 Sandalwood Rose Scented Candle to Hollow Tree’s Trails End, we’ve got plenty of incredible candles that incorporate this powerful and grounding scent. If it’s the weather, or even something more personal that has thrown you off, sometimes the simple but profound aroma of sandalwood can provide the clarity you’ve been searching for.

 

For a comprehensive list of all our ‘sandalwood’ candles, shop the fragrance here. Alternatively, if the smell of sandalwood means something special to you, then we’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Stay Updated
10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER

 Join our VIP newsletter and be the first to know about new arrivals, amazing sales, exclusive offers, and special events.
SUBSCRIBE
close-link
STANDARD UK DELIVERY

£3.45 – Orders under £50
Free   – Orders over £50

Our standard delivery service takes between 3 to 5 working days. You will receive tracking details as soon as your order has been dispatched from our warehouse.


EXPRESS UK DELIVERY

£7.95 – Orders under £100
Free   – Orders over £100

Our express delivery service takes between 1 to 2 full working days. You will receive tracking details as soon as your order has been dispatched from our warehouse.


We use a variety of couriers, choosing the one we hope will be best suited to delivering your order in a timely, safe manner. We aim to dispatch all express orders within 24hours, and will let you know as soon as possible if any issues or delays arise.

Where possible, we will endeavour to send all the items in your order together, however any items out of stock will be sent as soon as possible. Please note – you will only be charged one delivery cost per order. If any part of your order is out of stock, we will notify you and advise of the anticipated delivery date. 

All delivery dates are estimates and we cannot guarantee specific deadlines. Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays are classed as non-working days.
close-link
CHAT - Just press the purple question  mark in the bottom right-hand corner of this screen to send us a quick message.

EMAIL - You can email us at [email protected]

PHONE - 0800 910 1198 (Please accept our apologies if we don't reach the phone in time, our team might be busy helping instore customers. We will get back to you as soon as possible.)
close-link
RETURNS & EXCHANGES

We want you to be delighted with your purchase from Osmology. But if you’re not, you can easily return your purchase within 30 days of receipt as long as it is unused (not lit!) and in its original packaging.

We will be happy to exchange the item for a replacement or refund via the original payment method. Unfortunately we are unable to refund any shipping costs but we will send any new exchange items free of postage charges.

Please email [email protected] so that we know to expect your return and can give you the correct return address details.

Parcels are returned at your own cost, and we recommend that you obtain a free certificate of postage from the Post Office as we are responsible for your parcel only once it has been received into our warehouse. Items lost in transit will not be treated as returned.

Please also make sure your items are securely wrapped so that they are returned to us without damage.
close-link
WELCOME TO OSMOLOGY

 Join our VIP newsletter and be the first to know about new arrivals, amazing sales, exclusive offers, and special events.
SUBSCRIBE
close-link