Sandalwood oil is absolutely precious since cutting of these trees is banned by the government every few years I think.. some industries, like the agarbatti and related incense-perfumery possibly, have some direct deal and sourcing from the government itself. But for those who like to try it, and if you know the source, I think u get some wooden blocks from these puja shops -- there is the pestle on which u may rub some paste, just enough for placing at your forehead, before meditation. Sandalwood oil is said to be both stimulating and relaxing. And the best accompaniment for meditation. If u can find all that, u may wish to buy the sandalwood incense, to enhance your mediative experience:) Its use in massages, or skin products, are said to retract the aging effect on skin. It also clears the skin, and is said to be remove pigmentation and darkening of skin, from the sun,.