Not only does sandalwood’s scent make it a popular choice for perfumes and aromatherapy, it has also been used in Ayurvedic medicine, the folk medicine of India and in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In these traditions, sandalwood oil has been used with other therapies to manage ailments such as the common cold and muscular problems. Research suggests that sandalwood may manage anxiety, increase alertness, heal wounds and fight bacteria. Some of the ways to use sandalwood are – apply directly to skin, use in essential oil diffuser, add to bath water, heat it with water in a small pan to scent your home. 1 fl oz.