Mountain Rose Herbs

Amyris Essential Oil

Amyris balsamifera Origin: Haiti

Amyris Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Amyris balsamifera

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distillation

Parts Used

Seasoned wood

Note Classification



Soft, woody, warm, musty

Traditional Use

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


Antiseptic, emollient, sedative

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.