Mountain Rose Herbs

Amyris Essential Oil

  • Amyris balsamifera
  • Origin: Haiti
Amyris Essential Oil

Parts Used

Seasoned wood

Extraction Method

Steam distillation

Note Classification

Base

Aroma

Soft, woody, warm, musty

Overview

Local fisherman and traders call it “candlewood” because of its high oil content and common use as a torch.

Blends Well With

Cedarwood, citronella, ginger, ho wood, lavender, oakmoss, peru balsam, ylang ylang

Herbal Miscellany

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.

Precautions

Oil Specific: None known.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.