sandalwood oil

Irritants , Plant Extracts , Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts

Fragrant oil that can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions (Sources: and Contact Dermatitis, December 2005, pages 320-323; and American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, June 1996, pages 77–83). There is one animal study showing it to have antitumor properties (Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention, October 1999, pages 449–455). It is a must to avoid if you have extra-sensitive skin or normally react to fragrance.

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