Traditionally used in meditation, it never crossed my mind to make a natural, organic body soap using pure Sandalwood essential oil until one of my favorite medical doctors mentioned it to me. I put it on my long list of requests, and again at a recent Corning, NY Summer Farm Market, a visitor browsing my organic homemade body care products, who calls himself D J Green Arrow asked for some Sandalwood Soap. D J Green Arrow said he lives in Brooklyn, and I could leave the soap in the mailbox at a Corning, NY address he gave me when it was ready. Because I now had two individuals who had requested this unusual, in my opinion. scent for a soap, I spent this past weekend whipping up a batch of saponified organic natural body soap scented with pure Sandalwood essential oil.
For those of you unfamiliar with Sandalwood Oil, it originates from the Sandalwood Tree, which is native to East India. A small evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 feet in height, the oil from the tree has a mild, subtle and woody scent; and is a very skin friendly oil that is suitable for all skin types, according to herbalists. Having a host of medicinal uses, it is known also for its many skin moisturizing effects; with natural antiseptic, anti inflammatory and astringent qualities, which makes Sandalwood oil beneficial for acne and eczema sufferers.
The Sandalwood Soap pictured above has a beautiful light tan color and a neutral aroma with the scent being very mellow and barely noticeable, which adds a unique charm to the soap.
As for D J Green Arrow, and one of my favorite medical doctors, they will have to wait for their soap as it now needs to cure for a minimum of six weeks. In the meantime, my doctor friend will, I am certain, keep himself very busy treating people in need of a doctor, and D J Green Arrow can keep himself busy rapping!