Chandan or Sandalwood is one of the most sought-after natural anti-septics. It is one of the most effective and reliable natural ingredients in Ayurveda. It is considered to be sacred and rightly so, it comes with a plethora of health benefits. Here are a few benefits of this priceless wood:
- Anti-inflammatory properties.
- Smoothens blemishes.
- Clears acne and pimples.
- Protects from UV/UF rays.
- Restores glow.
- Restores tan.
- Moisturizes and soothes skin.
- Exfoliates skin.
- Heals sunburn.
- Removes make-up.
- Coagulates skin proteins.
- Acts as an astringent.
- Softens skin.
For Face/Skin: Mix two tablespoons of Chandan powder and two tablespoons of honey till you form a thick paste. Apply this paste on your face, exfoliate gently and rinse with cold water. This will give you radiant glowing skin, just like that of a soft sandalwood twig. This will also help you reduce tanning and dark spots. Repeat this procedure at least once a week for the best results.
For Hair: Mix about a teaspoon of Chandan powder in half a cup of milk to form a thick paste. Then apply this mixture all over your hair and leave in for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, rinse with cold water. This will deeply moisturize your hair, combat dandruff, and other irritation.
Chandan powder is also a core ingredient in many other skin/hair care masks. Refer to the Scala Organic blog for more.
Can I use Chandan powder every day?
Yes, you can. Chandan powder can be used to reap multiple benefits. Making it a part of your daily routine can definitely improve the quality of your skin and hair.
Does Chandan powder cause skin darken?
For most people, Chandan powder is fairly safe to use. However, those individuals with an allergy to Chandan or Sandalwood may experience darkening of the skin. It is recommended to do a 5-minute patch test of a safer part of the skin.
Will Chandan powder lighten my skin tone?
Chandan powder is widely known for tan removal. Mix 2 tablespoons of Chandan powder with the juice of half a lemon to make a paste. Apply on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off. This will help even your skin tone and lessen irritation caused by the sun.
Does Chandan powder expire?
When stored in an air-tight container, Chandan powder can easily last for 1-2 years.