Amyris Essential Oil

Amyris Essential Oil

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Product Details

Botanical Name:

Amyris balsamifera

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Extraction Method:

Steam distilled

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Aromatic Scent:

Amyris is dry, woody, peppery balsamic

Blends Well With:

Cedarwood Atlas, Cedarwood Himalayan, Citronella, Cypress, Frankincense Carteri, Jasmine Absolute, Lavandin, Lemon, Mandarin, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood Austrailian, Orange Sweet




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Product Brochure:

Amyris Product Sheet

Amyris is a thick, pale yellow essential oil steam distilled from the wood of a tree native to Haiti and other tropical climates. Because of its very high oil content, native peoples burned it as a torch to light their path through darkness; so another name for it is Torchwood. 

 Amyris is also sometimes called West Indian Sandalwood; however, its properties are different and it is not botanically related to true Sandalwood oil.
Amyris Essential Oil is superb for relaxation, particularly before sleep. Add 4-5 drops Amyris to your diffuser about 1 hour before going to bed, or add 4 drops Amyris, 2 drops Chamomile Roman, 2 drops Mandarin, and 1 drop Valerian Root essential oils to 1 ounce of lotion or carrier oil and massage onto the upper chest, back of neck, or arms.

Diffuse 2 drops Amyris, 1 drop Jasmine Absolute and 1 drop Rose Absolute to help set a mood. You can substitute 1 drop Patchouli or Ylang Ylang Extra for the Rose Absolute or Jasmine Absolute.

Amyris is also used to help improve the appearance of fine lines and the texture of mature skin. Add 3 drops Amyris, 3 drops Frankincense frereana, 2 drops Bergamot, and 1 drop Neroli for sheer skin bliss!

For topical application, dilute to 2-4%.

The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

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2.0 5  Not what I was hoping for

Did not care for it. Smells like burnt wood to my sense of smell.

recommend  No, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend.

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Comment from Plant Therapy
Comment from Plant Therapy

5.0 5  Amyris is a beautiful oil

If you like the scent of cedarwood or sandalwood you will enjoy Amyris. Its great to diffuse right before bed to help relax the mind.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Was this review helpful?Yes 8 / No0

5.0 5  Love this oil!

Amyris is a fantastic EO, especially for sleep blends. It is so calming and grounding, it really helps you to relax and to get a good night's sleep. It's a shame someone here chose to leave a one star review because she could not get the oil out of the bottle. Apparently she is not aware that Amyris is a thicker oil that needs to be warmed a bit first, then it drops easily out of the bottle. There are a few oils like this (vetiver is another one). There is nothing 'wrong' with them, it's just the way they are. (Many of us simply put the bottle in our bra for a few minutes to warm it, and it drops out easily after that.)

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1.0 5  Disappointed

Nothing but problems with this. The first bottle I received the cap was split open so it wasn't sealed correctly and had leaked all over. Contacted the company and they sent me a new one. Got the new one and the dropper doesn't work I cannot get it out of the bottle. Grrrr...

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5.0 5  Amyris

I love Amyris. It reminds me of Copaiba. Whenever a blend calls for sandalwood, I substitute Amyris in it's place. I love Amyris mixed with Himalayan Cedarwood and Lavender. My favorite sleep blend. I really dislike Lavender and Cedarwood, however, when mixed with Amyris it somehow mutes the two smells and makes everything blend very nicely. Great oil!

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