Using Sandalwood Oil for Skin Cancer
Sandalwood oil is used commonly and frequently in many countries including Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
While it’s still widely used today, the use of sandalwood oil can be dated back thousands of years.
Sandalwood oil contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties.
And there are two different types of sandalwood oil that can be used for skin cancer: Sandalwood, also known as Indian Sandalwood Oil, (Santalum album) and Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil (Santalum paniculatum).
Pure, therapeutic-grade, and steam distilled Sandalwood oil and Hawaiian Sandalwood oil have wonderful medicinal uses and have been shown to aid in many types of ailments.
Both Sandalwood Oil and Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil are commonly used for:
* Alzheimer’s Disease
* Back pain
* Lou Gehrig’s Disease
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Dry Skin
* Ultraviolet Radiation
Research Studies about Sandalwood Oil (including Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil) and Skin Cancer:
1) In a study conducted in 2003, it was found that α-santalol (AKA, alpha-santalol, a major organic compound in Sandalwood Oil and Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil) decreased the incidence and amount of skin tumor development in mice. 
2) Two studies conducted on sandalwood oil were done in 2005. One tested various concentrations of α-santalol against skin cancer in mice. They found that all concentrations that were tested inhibited skin cancer development. 
3) And the other study in 2005, discovered that α-santalol induced apoptosis (cell death) in human skin cancer cells. 
4) Another study, conducted in 2013, noted that α-santalol “has been shown to have chemopreventive effects against chemically and UVB-induced skin cancer development in mice. α-Santalol is also shown to have skin permeation enhancing effects.” 
5) In 2015, a study of the anticancer effects of sandalwood was published. This study stated that effective management of tumors requires better anticancer agents with greater efficacy and fewer side-effects than the products we are currently using to treat tumors.
They go on to say, “Cell line and animal studies reported chemopreventive effects of sandalwood oil and α-santalol without causing toxic side-effects. Our laboratory identified its anticancer effects in chemically-induced skin carcinogenesis [cancer] in CD-1 and SENCAR mice, ultraviolet-B-induced skin carcinogenesis in SKH-1 mice and in vitro models of melanoma, non-melanoma, breast and prostate cancer. Its ability to induce cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis in cancer cells is its most reported anticancer mechanism of action.”
So basically, they found that α-santalol doesn’t cause toxic side-effects like chemotherapy does. α-Santalol also killed cancer cells in chemically-induced skin cancer, ultraviolet-B-induced skin cancer, and in cases of melanoma, non-melanoma, and in breast cancer and prostate cancer. 
How to use Sandalwood Oil for Skin Cancer
Using Sandalwood Oil in combination with Frankincense Oil has been shown to be very effective.
Mix 2-4 drops of both Frankincense Oil and Sandalwood Oil then apply to skin cancer area(s).
For Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil, apply 2-4 drops to the location(s). You can also combine 2-4 drops of Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil with 2-4 drops of Frankincense Oil and then apply to the cancer area(s).
Generally you don’t need to dilute these essential oils unless you experience some type of skin sensitivity.
If you experience any skin sensitivity, or it’s recommended by your nutritionist (or other cancer support person who is knowledgeable in how to use essential oils for cancer), dilute the essential oils in one tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil.
Before taking Sandalwood Oil, Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil, or Frankincense Oil internally (1-3 drops in an empty capsule, once or twice per day) seek the advice of someone in your area who is experienced with using essential oils for cancer treatment.
Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil and Sandalwood Oil (and Frankincense) are very safe to use. They usually require no dilution.
If you are on any medications, check with your doctor (or a professional who knows a lot about essential oils), before using essential oils.
Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
And before mixing oils, be sure to check that they blend well. Both Hawaiian Sandalwood and Sandalwood Oil blend well with Cypress Oil, Frankincense Oil, Lemon Oil, Myrrh Oil, and Ylang Ylang Oil.
While Sandalwood Oil, Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil, and Frankincense Oil are very safe essential oils and generally don’t conflict with drugs, it’s always better to be safe. Please refer to the table below for more information on possible drug interactions with specific essential oils. (Neither Sandalwood, Hawaiian Sandalwood, nor Frankincense are listed.)
And remember, not all essential oils are created equal!
Before purchasing ANY essential oils, you must be sure the company produces pure, therapeutic-grade oils. Essential oils aren’t cheap if they are pure. Some companies may say their products are pure, but then add chemicals into the oils. The first clue to knowing their products aren’t pure, is the oils will be quite a bit cheaper.
Personally, I use doTERRA brand oils. But I have friends who also use Young Living.
Also, you can buy many of the oils on Amazon instead if you don’t want to set up an account through one of these brands. The oils on Amazon are still made by doTERRA or Young Living, just sold through Amazon.
Here are some prices so you can compare: (You can click the blue text to view/buy the product)
|Amazon – doTERRA||doTERRA||Amazon – YL||Young Living|
Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil
|Frankincense Oil||$76.73 – 15 oz.||$93.00 – 15 oz.||$85.48 – 15 oz.|
Yes, essential oils can be expensive. But you have to keep in mind, these oils may require several hundred pounds (and others may require even several thousand pounds) of plant material to extract one pound of pure oil.
Even though they can be costly, they are worth the cost, in my opinion. I use essential oils daily and have seen how well they work.
And if you have any questions about essential oils or what to use them for, you can send me a message, here.
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Sources & References: Dwivedi C, Guian X, Harmsen WL, Voss Al, Goetz-Parten DR, Koopman Em, Johnson KM, Valluri HB, Matthees DP (2003 Feb). “Chemopreventive effects of alpha-sentalol on skin tumor development in CD-1 and SENCAR mice,” Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 12(2):151-6.
Above source for the information at  was found in the book: Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils. 7th ed. Pleasant Grove: Aroma Tools, 2015. Print.  Dwivedi C, Maydew ER, Hora JJ, Ramaeker DM, Guan X. (2005 Oct). “Chemopreventive effects of various concentrations of alpha-sentalol on skin cancer development in CD-1 mice,” Eur J Cancer Prev. 14(5):473-6.
Above source for the information at  was found in the book: Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils. 7th ed. Pleasant Grove: Aroma Tools, 2015. Print.  Kaur M, Agarwal C, Singh RP, Guan X, Dwivedi C, Agarwal R (2005 Feb). “Skin cancer chemopreventive agent, [alpha]-sentalol, induces apoptotic death of human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells via caspase activation together with dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential and cytochrome c release,” Carcinogenesis. 26(2):369-80.
Above source for the information at  was found in the book: Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils. 7th ed. Pleasant Grove: Aroma Tools, 2015. Print.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23917859  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26026073