The pineal gland produces melatonin, which helps to control the sleep and wake cycle. It is a mysterious, fascinating part of the brain, located at the center. It is believed that when the chakras are all balanced, the body is at its optimal “alignment”—and best performance ability.
It is possible that the pineal gland’s powerful capabilities originate from the production of DMT, or Dimethyltryptamine, a psychedelic compound that occurs naturally in the body.
Melatonin also stimulates the immune system, balancing and protecting from future ailments. Amazonian Indians ingest Dimethyltryptamine through the consumption of ayahuasca for shamanic, healing purposes.
When the pineal gland is stimulated, it is believed that the sixth chakra, or the “third eye” can begin to open.
Sandalwood and Pineal Gland Stimulation
The individual, when inspired by Sandalwood, is enlightened; meditative; balanced and connected; easygoing and comfortable; self-assured; calm; and at ease with the present, past, and future.*
Sandalwood carries an aroma that is characteristic of an old soul. It’s believed that the scent of Sandalwood opens up the capacity in the brain for being more understanding, sensitive, sensual, creative, peaceful, open, expressive, harmonized and serene.*
The issues Sandalwood is intended to counteract are anxiety, nervous tension, possessiveness, the tendency to manipulate, obsession, cynicism, selfishness, uneasiness, aggression, irritation, and the crux of it all: the tendency to dwell on the past. It is believed that when the pineal gland is “closed,” these are the behaviors and tendencies that manifest.*
The sixth chakra is believed to instill the powers of clairvoyance and psychic abilities, creating a stronger intuition.
How to Use Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood oil can be inhaled; placed on the roof of the mouth (oil on thumb); or a drop can be placed underneath the tongue.*
You can place one drop in the middle of the eyebrows, or several drops on the back of the head. Sandalwood also heals the skin and reinstates a more youthful appearance and glow.*
Read more about the benefits of Cedarwood here.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.