Sandalwood essential oils also have calming sedative properties. When you’re undergoing stress, and reach for unhealthy foods for comfort eating, this essential oil can help you control your eating habits. Sandalwood helps you combat negative feelings. When you’re relieved of stress, your impulse to eat unhealthy will die down or be reduced. You can use sandalwood essential oils with a diffuser and inhaling the vapours steadily to calm. You can also dilute the oil in your bath water as you soak your worries away. Or then add a drop of the sandalwood oil in a drop of extra virgin olive oil and then apply it directly on your feet for faster absorption.