Amyris essential oil, amyris balsamifera, commonly referred to as West Indian Sandalwood oil, the botanical origin of the tree yielding this oil remained obscure until 1886. The main country of origin today is Haiti, where the oil is obtained by steam distillation from broken up wood & branches. The locals call it ‘candle wood’ because of its high oil content; it burns like a candle. It is used for torches by fishermen and traders. It also makes excellent furniture wood. The production of this oil has dropped with the passing of time due to adverse climatic conditions in Haiti.
Amyris essential oil, amyris balsamifera, has historical uses consisting of wound wash, influenza, childbirth recovery, diarrhea, used as a room fragrance or mood fragrance, as a cheaper alternative to genuine Sandalwood. Used as a fragrance, fixative or a component of soap fragrance. Limited application in flavoring work, especially liqueurs.
Amyris oil, amyris balsamifera, blends well with the following essential oils: lavender, citronella, oakmoss, sassafras, and other wood essentials.
Amyris Oil Cautions - not for internal use, fairly non-toxic, non-irritant.
Amyris oil properties - Antiseptic, balsamic, sedative, calming and an aid to stress relief. It has sedative properties and helps during meditation. Muscle relaxant, emollient, soothing agent, stimulant.