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small pterocarpus engraving Red Sandalwood red sandalwood chips packaged

This wood is devoted to both Venus and Jupiter (although some will even designate it Mars due to its red color even though it has no heat). This small tree, which can take nearly 80 years to reach its mature height of 45 feet, has been used for over four thousand years. Along with benzoin and rose, it is the perfume associated with Netzach in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Some like to use it as an incense for trancework or meditation. You can mix it with frankincense, dragonsblood, cinammon, a little red wine, and the dried flowers of the season to make an incense to honor Imbolc. Red sandalwood has little scent of its own, which makes it nice for carrying very delicate scents or for coloring incense. If you are looking for a more fragrant powder to make into incense, try white sandalwood.

red sandalwood powder This herb
is still popular in Ayurvedic medicine and has recently been shown to have analgesic properties. In the past it was used as a tonic and to color herbal tinctures. Handspinners dye wool with it, and it can color soap. One of the wood's constituents has been shown to work against tumors. Alcohol extracts of the heartwood of this tree have tranquilizing effects. Other names for this herb are chandana, African coralwood, red saunders, or rubywood. Alchemy Works carries red sandalwood as a fine powder and in chip formóboth work well for incense.

Red Sandalwood Chips
1 oz. $5.25


 

Red Sandalwood Powder
1 oz. $4.75


 
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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Trancework
Meditation
Kabbalah
Venus & Jupiter Herb

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