Sandalwood’s magical powers are believed to enhance your meditation and increase the power of your wishes | Benefits - Clairvoyance, divination, good luck, meditation, protection, success. Grown in Asia and East India, Sandalwood was originally used at funeral ceremonies; burnt so the scent could carry the soul into the next life. The aroma — which retains its fragrance for decades — comes from the wood itself rather than the leaves or flowers. The warm soothing scent of sandalwood helps the mind to unwind and helps open the heart to love. In ancient Buddhist tradition, Sandalwood has been celebrated as the perfect meditation tool for thousands of years.