Amyris Essential Oil

Amyris Essential Oil

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Botanical Name:

Amyris balsamifera

Country of Origin:


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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5.0 5  Better than sandalwood

I love the smell of amyris. Its reminds me of sandalwood without the smokey quality.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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4.0 5  Unique

I was really hoping for a Sandalwood substitute, based on some of the reviews & info I googled. I\'m disappointed to a degree, but it\'s still a nice woodsy scent that will play nicely with others. I think it will be a good counterpoint to some scents that I find too blandly sweet ( ylang ylang) with a bit of citrus to add a sharp note. I\'m SO enjoying learning how to blend. When I started making jewelry 24 years ago, I learned tons from the catalog I purchased from. It\'s similar with this... I\'m on this site every day to learn ( a little bit to covet, as well).

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  Similar to Indian Sandlewood - What a treat!

So I got this since it\'s described to be similar as Indian Sandlewood. Not the same therapeutic properties. Oh my gosh, I didn\'t know how wonderful this would be for my sleep blends. I\'ve used it with Vetiver and Buddha Wood and do not wake up at all. So glad I have this amazing oil!!

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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3.0 5  Very Nice

I was pleasantly surprised when I got this oil. I wasn\'t sure what to expect but I do like it. If you tend to like earthy, woodsy scents you\'ll like this one too!

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  So similar to Sandalwood

I dont know why I never heard that this is also called West Indian Sandalwood. It smells divine! I adore Sandalwood but it is so pricey. The fragrance is very similar.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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