Amyris Essential Oil

Amyris Essential Oil

Ratings Snapshot
out of 5
5 (5)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product.



Save 5% when you subscribe!

One Time Purchase

Sorry! We are currently sold out of "Amyris Essential Oil" Please select another size or sign up for our Wait List to receive stock notifications.

Estimate Shipping

Product Details

Botanical Name:

Amyris balsamifera

Country of Origin:


Extraction Method:

Steam distilled

Plant Part:


Strength of Aroma:


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




None known.

Product Brochure:

Amyris Product Template 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.

Customer Reviews


On December 23, 2016


Great oil!

Plant therapy never disappoints! This oils seems to be very similar to sandalwood!


On April 27, 2017


Love this stuff

Amyris smells amazing. I use this with vetiver in a personal inhaler. It really helps with my insomnia. Last night I used it and was asleep within 30 minutes!

Jay Dubya

On August 3, 2017


My happy oil

Amyris is my favorite! It's quite relaxing, and makes me happy. I diffuse it in sleep blends, and I've also made a perfume roller out of it blended with ylang ylang and vanilla. I personally don't think it smells like Sandalwood, and I have yet to try it out for sore throats.


On August 5, 2017



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!


On December 1, 2017


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.)