Your skin ‘smells’ sandalwood essential oil, which stimulates cell proliferation and wound healing

In the new study, researchers tested the OR2AT4 scent receptor in the keratinocytes that comprise the skin’s outermost layer. They exposed this receptor to natural¬†sandalwood¬†oil, as well as 10 different synthetic versions of the scent (known as Sandalore). The researchers explained that, for at least 4,000 years, sandalwood has been a prized perfume and medicinal […]