Sandalwood oil, obtained from Santalum album, is a natural emollient, i.e. it helps skin in keeping hydrated and thus supple. It is also astringent in nature, thus it works at contracting the pores and keeping the skin firm; helping in reduction of fine lines. As such, it is suitable for both oily, as well as dry skin. Its anti inflammatory and anti irritant action also makes it beneficial for sensitive skin; while its anti-septic properties help treat minor infections. This essential oil also prevents formation of ugly scars; as well as helps in fading away of scars and spots. It even heals damaged skin, including cracked heels. Also known for its sedative, soothing and cooling properties it greatly helps relax tired feet.