In ancient times, Buddhists used Sandalwood as a meditation tool, as its unique scent can stimulate awareness and relaxation at a profound level. Sandalwood is well-known and revered for its calming scent, which makes it an ideal material to use during meditation. Unlike other sources of fragrance, the aroma of Sandalwood comes from the wood itself rather than the lease or flowers.
Sandalwood is one of the traditional materials used for malas. It is said to attract positive subtle vibrations, bring clear perception, promote tranquility and a positive frame of mind. Sandalwood is an antidepressant, antiseptic, insecticidal, and sedative wood. It can assist in the healing of cells and is used to assist the immune system in any healing process or to prevent illness.