Sandalwood essential oil comes from the wood and roots of Santalum album, or the East Indian sandalwood tree. This is one of the most valuable trees in the world. Sandalwood oil is found in many perfumes and air fresheners. But the value of sandalwood oil may go beyond smell. It offers some health benefits as well. Traditional medical practices has it used to help manage common cold, urinary tract infection, liver and bladder problems, muscle problems and mental disorder. Its scent also makes it a popular choice for aromatherapy. It is also attributed to treat acne and pimples, remover dark spots and scrapes, fight signs of aging, as well as prevent skin cancer.