A little-known essential oil, Buddha wood is also known as false sandalwood since it is sometimes used as a substitute for the more well-known and expensive sandalwood essential oil. The tree itself has extremely aromatic wood, similar to that of sandalwood. Even so, both the scent and properties differ. Although you may not yet be familiar with Buddha wood essential oil, it is a wonderful addition to your medicine cabinet. It has a delightful deep, woody aroma, and is often used to relieve stress and anxiety, soothe painful muscles and repel insects.