• Amyris EO

Amyris Essential Oil

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Amyris is commonly referred to as West Indian Sandalwood oil or West Indian Rosewood, although there is actually no botanical relationship. The botanical origin of the tree yielding this oil remained obscure until 1886. It was at this time that amyris got its own botanical name ‘Amyris Balsamifera’.

The main area of origin today is northern South America, Central America and the West Indies. This oil is obtained by steam distillation from broken up wood & branches. Distillation takes place mainly in Haiti and in the Dominican Republic.

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

Properties: Antiseptic, emollient, muscle relaxant, 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 do have different aromas and viscosity.

Amyris oil, (W.I. Sandalwood), Haiti
Species: Amyris balsamifera L., fam.
Country: Haiti
Part: Wood
Method: Steam Distillation

INCI: Amyris balsamifera (Amyris) Essential Oil

Essential oils in sizes 30 ml or larger are not packed with dropper lids.

Amyris est communément appelé huile de bois de santal antillais ou bois de rose indien occidental, bien qu’il n’y ait en fait aucune relation botanique. L’origine botanique de l’arbre produisant cette huile est restée obscure jusqu’en 1886. C’est à cette époque que Amyris a obtenu son propre nom botanique ‘Amyris Balsamifera’.

La principale zone d’origine aujourd’hui est le nord de l’Amérique du Sud, l’Amérique centrale et les Antilles.

Cette huile est obtenue par distillation à la vapeur à partir de bois brisé et de branches. La distillation a lieu principalement en Haïti et en République dominicaine.

Utilisation traditionnelle : Les pêcheurs et les commerçants locaux l’appellent « bois de bougie » en raison de sa forte teneur en huile et de son utilisation courante comme torche.

Propriétés: Antiseptique, émollient, relaxant musculaire, sédatif

Avantages: Peau sèche, muscles endoloris. Amyris est principalement utilisé dans la parfumerie comme une note fixative et de base.

Mélanges bien avec: Bois de cèdre, citronnelle, gingembre, bois ho, lavande, oakmoss, lu bausam, ylang ylang

De l’intérêt: Aussi connu sous le nom de bois de santal antillais. Il a été utilisé comme un substitut bon marché pour East Indian Sandalwood (album de Santalum). Cependant, ils ont des arômes et une viscosité différents.

Amyris oil, (W.I. Sandalwood), Haïti
Espèces: Amyris balsamifera L., fam.
Pays: Haïti
Partie: Bois
Méthode: Distillation à la vapeur

INCI: Amyris balsamifera (Amyris) Huile essentielle

Les huiles essentielles de tailles de 30 ml ou plus ne sont pas emballées avec des couvercles de goutte.

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4 reviews for Amyris Essential Oil

  1. Valerie

    Purchased this on my first order. Used it with Ylang Ylang 3 in a CP soap.
    The soap ended up smelling like a cigarette butt, nicotine….so, my husband and I grated the 5lb lot and rebatched it and added Litsea Cubea and Mandarin…smells so wonderful now, but obviously doesn’t look the same. Will not purchase Amyris again.

  2. Fanny

    This is a lovely smelling essential oil. It is a very nice addition to my solid perfumes. i highly recommend this product

  3. christa

    I really like this in a perfume blend with other essential oils, it adds that mysterious tone. Be careful, too much with the wrong oils will make you smell like you just had a cigarette.

  4. Karen

    Could barely smell it in the bottle. Very subtle fragrance in cured cp soap.

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