Amyris Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Seasoned wood
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Soft, woody, warm, musty
Largest Producing Countries: Jamaica, South and Central America, and Haiti
Traditional Use: Local fisherman and traders call it “candlewood” because of its high oil content and common use as a torch.
Properties: Antiseptic, emollient, sedative
Benefits: Dry skin, sore muscles. Amyris is used mostly in perfumery as a fixative and base note.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, citronella, ginger, ho wood, lavender, oakmoss, peru balsam, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Also known as West Indian Sandalwood. It has been used as a cheap substitute for East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album). However they have different aromas and viscosities.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.