Sandalwood Powder For Skin : How It Is Beneficial And How To Use.

Sandalwood in Ayurveda as an excellent beauty ingredient that is natural, reliable and effective. Sandalwood also called as chandan has several skin care benefits. It is usually available as a brown-beige looking smooth powder which is derived from the fragrant wood of the Genus Santalum tree.

Skin problems like breakouts, acne, acne scars, dark spots and dark circles are quite common these days given our hectic lives and the ever-growing pollution. Sandalwood in the form of powder or oil is an excellent beauty product that is effective in soothing acne, blemishes, pigmentation and also comprises anti-tanning and anti-ageing properties. Sandalwood’s soft, woody aroma works well in soaps and body scrubs, and it’s been used in Indian skin care for centuries.

Types of sandalwood

There are several kinds of sandalwood trees used for different purposes. The main genus is Santalum and belongs to the same family as mistletoe.

There are two main kinds of “true” sandalwood, as well as other important varieties, including:

  • White sandalwood
  • Indian sandalwood
  • Australian sandalwood
  • Hawaiian sandalwood
  • Fiji sandalwood
  • Red sandalwood

Benefits Of Sandalwood Powder For Skin


1. Sandalwood for skin whitening

        From an Ayurvedic perspective, Sandalwood appears to have a calming and cooling effect on the skin, which can benefit the pitta dosha.Sandalwood contains natural skin whitening agents and hence is used in many fairness face packs. Anti inflammatory properties in sandalwood blending to brings out skins natural health.  It helps to brighten skin also removes pigmentation, blemishes.

2. Sandalwood for acne

         Acne is one of the most common issues every individual faces at least once in their lifetime. Over-the-counter medicines, skin treatments, or skincare products might cause inflammation or irritation to your skin. So, your safest bet can be natural or ayurvedic ingredients.

Sandalwood has a soothing and calming effect on the inflammation of skin caused due to pimples and acne. The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Sandalwood help in keeping the bacteria from spreading further. It reduces the redness and swelling of the blemish. Our grannies have been using sandalwood for pimples and acne for centuries, and really leave the skin to be blemish-free.

3. Sandalwood to prevent wrinkles

       Exposure to the sun, dust and pollution can lead to the premature ageing of skin and cause wrinkles. Washing your face frequently with a face wash can help remove the dirt but it also strips your face of all the essential oils, resulting in skin problems. Rich in antioxidants, sandalwood helps fight the damage that is caused by free radicals and thus prevents the formation of wrinkles. 

4. Sandalwood to remove suntan

       Sandalwood is a super effective ingredient for treating suntan. Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your skin tan. It helps you lighten the skin tone.  A suntan can get really troubling after a certain period of time. Sandalwood helps in removing the suntan and in reducing sunburn because of its soothing properties.

5. Sandalwood for nourished skin

       The essential goodness of sandalwood caters to the proper nourishment of the skin while hydrating it and nourishing it to the core. This amazing powder of complete organic essence helps add to the health of the skin in a completely natural manner.

How to use Sandalwood Powder for skin

Since Sandalwood Powder offers many benefits for the skin, you can incorporate its healing properties into your beauty routine Applying Natural Sandalwood Powder face masks.

Let’s see natural Sandalwood Powder face masks in detail

  • Sandalwood and gram flour - for skin whitening

Sandalwood, gram flour (besan) and Amba Haldi are skin whitening agents. The anti inflammatory properties of Sandalwood Powder blend with other ingredients to provide healthy skin.  It helps to remove pigmentation, acne, acne scars, suntan, blemishes and gives healthy fairer skin.

All you need is-

1 tsp Sandalwood Powder

1 tsp gram flour

¼ tsp Amba Haldi

Rose water to make paste

How to apply

Mix all ingredients well and make smooth paste. Apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off with mild cleanser.

  • Sandalwood Powder & honey - for nourished skin

Both, sandalwood and honey are known to possess healing and nourishing properties. When you combine the two you get a power pack for instant skin uplift. Also this pack adds instant glow to your skin.

All you need is-

1 tbsp Sandalwood Powder

1 tbsp honey

How to apply

Mix Sandalwood Powder and honey and make a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it foe 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

  • Sandalwood Powder & Amba Haldi - for acne

Sandalwood has anti-bacterial properties that help fight and prevent acne-causing bacteria, making your skin look flawless in the process. Also the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Amba Haldi help in fading acne scars and acne. Both sandalwood Powder & Amba Haldi mixed with milk reduces the redness and swelling of the blemish.

All you need is-

1 tbsp sandalwood Powder

1 tbsp milk

¼ tsp Amba Haldi

How to apply

Mix all ingredients into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face. Leave it foe 30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

  • Sandalwood Powder & Apple – for glowing skin

An apple is just as good for your health as it is for your skin. These two ingredients does miracle for your face. It removes blemishes, pigmentation, dirt and impurities. It provides instant natural glowing skin.

All you need is-

2 tbsp apple pulp

1 tbsp Sandalwood Powder

How to apply

Mix apple pulp and Sandalwood Powder weel. Make a smooth paste and apply on your face and neck. Leave it for 15- 20 minutes and wash it off with normal or cold water.

  • Sandalwood Powder & Egg Yolk – for wrinkles

Sandalwood is rich in antioxidants and help in prevention of wrinkle formation, as it fights the damage that is caused by free radicals. Hence sandalwood has been used as an anti-ageing remedy since time immemorial. This pack helps to tighten skin, minimizes open pores and provides healthy skin.

All you need is

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp Sandalwood Powder

1 egg yolk

How to apply

Mix all ingredients well and make smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face & neck. Leave it for an hour and wash it off with cold water. Frequently use of this mask removes all wrinkles and tightens the skin.

  • Sandalwood Powder & Orange Peel Powder- for oily skin

Sandalwood Powder has ability to sooth your skin. It removes excess oil without irritating the skin. Also orange peel powder contains an astringent property which helps to treating oily skin. Both ingredients help to fight acne, acne scars, pigmentation, patchy skin, and brighten skin.

All you need is-

1 tsp Sandalwood Powder

1 tsp Orange Peel Powder

Rose water

How to apply

Mix Sandalwood, Orange Peel Powder and make paste by adding enough rose water to it. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

  • Sandalwood Powder and milk – for dark circles

One of the great benefit of Sandalwood Powder is it reduces dark circles. Now days this becomes common problem. Sandalwood Powder with milk helps to remove dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

All you need is-

1 tsp Sandalwood Powder

1 tsp milk

How to apply

Make a paste and apply it around your eyes. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Use this remedy till you get best results.


SkinLuv Swarna Sandalwood Powder is made with properly cleaned and processed with traditional methods to maintain natural color, fragrance and effectiveness. It doesn't contains harmful chemicals, artificial colors, fragrance or added preservatives. It is pure, organic powder which gives brighten skin.

Precaution: Do a patch test before applying product on face.