What is Hawaiian Sandalwood?

Sandalwood (Hawaiian) Santalum paniculatum

Can be used aromatically, topically, internally and applied neat

Anything that says Hawaii on it, I'm sold. My husband and I bounced around the Hawaiian islands on our honeymoon and I have been fantasizing a trip back ever since 🏴🏴🏴

On our honeymoon, we had the most incredible spa treatment at the Four Seasons Hualalai. It started with a body scrub, followed by a mask, a rinse, an essential oil bath, and a massage. Yes, I'm serious! Out of curiosity I looked up our spa service description and found,

"the maile fragrance is delicately grassy with subtle notes of sandalwood evoking the sweet, earthy aroma of the ancient Hawaiian rainforests. It is an aromatic exfoliating experience that will invigorate, brighten and moisturize your skin."

At the time, I didn't think much about why the Four Seasons incorporated the essential oils used in our treatment. Now, it all makes sense. Hawaiian Sandalwood is the perfect essential oil for spa services. 

From a renewable source in Hawaii, doTERRA’s amazing Sandalwood essential oil delivers a variety of benefits, including smoothing skin and enhancing moods. With thousands of years of documented use, Hawaiian Sandalwood has a high value to many users. Hawaiian Sandalwood has a rich, sweet, woody aroma that instills calmness and well-being, making it a perfect oil to incorporate into massage or aromatherapy. Additionally, its uplifting properties and ability to evoke mindfulness make it a wonderful oil to use in meditation and spiritual practice. 

Properties: Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Bactericidal, Carminative, Decongestant, Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant, Fungicidal, Insecticidal, Sedative, Tonic

Beginner's Guide: How to use Hawaiian Sandalwood

♡ Diffuse or apply to your neck and shoulders at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep.

♡ Add 1–2 drops to your favorite moisturizer or night cream for smooth, glowing skin

♡ Add 1–2 drops to a hot bath to promote relaxation and lessen tension

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Carly Grace Milyo

Born in New York City,  Carly Grace grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Westminster Schools.  Carly received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 2012. During her college career, Carly began practicing yoga as an escape from her intense ACC Cheerleading training. The rigor and requirements Carly upheld as an ACC athlete combined with the social expectations and action packed schedule expected of an Alpha Phi left Carly depleted both physically and mentally.  Before Carly found yoga, she used running, partying with friends, and restricting her diet to maintain a sense of control in her life. It was Carly's true desire to find more purposeful and authentic friendships and to invest her time in cultivating her greater well-being and spirituality that lead her to yoga. 

The creativity and physical challenge of yoga captivated and inspired Carly. Yoga was the first thing Carly practiced where the perfect-ten mentality was not required; in fact, perfection is the antithesis of yoga principles.  After hanging up her poms poms and retiring from her ACC Cheerleading career, Carly quickly found herself  invested in the In Balance Yoga Community in Blacksburg, VA.  With encouragement and affirmation from Studio Owner, Becky Crigger, Carly set out for New York City to train with Dana Trixie Flynn at Laughing Lotus Love Skool.

Yoga Alliance 200 E-RYT, Carly has studied and practiced with many influencers and teachers all over the United States.  Carly currently teaches Thunderbolt Power Yoga®;  a powerful alignment based vinyasa flow inspired by some of her greatest influencers including, Dana Trixie Flynn and Baron Baptiste.  Carly infuses creative ideas and sequencing into her classes. Her purpose as a teacher is to inspire people to move like themselves. Carly is committed to helping students be audaciously playful in both their practice and in their lives. 

You can catch Carly Grace teaching at her studio Thunderbolt Power Yoga, at off-site events such as the infamous FIT Yoga Series with Carly Grace at W Atl Buckhead, at music festivals, corporate conferences, and more!  Be sure to look out for Carly's quarterly Boombox Power Yoga® Class offered alongside a live DJ, accompanied by her pink boombox, and enhanced with a 16 inch disco ball. 

In the mean time, you can follow her adventures on instagram (@yoga__barbie) or give her a wave when you see her drive by in her infamous pink jeep!