Amyris Oil









Amyris oil is also known as West Indian Sandalwood. It's been used as a cheap substitute for East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album). The two oils have different aromas and viscosity, however.


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Sea at Dusk, Negril, Jamaica

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Botanical Name - Amyris balsamifera

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation

Parts Used - Seasoned wood

Note Classification – Base

Aroma - Soft, woody, warm, musty

Largest Producing Countries - Jamaica, South and Central America, and Haiti.

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, lavandin, oakmoss, sassafras, and other wood oils.

Safety DataAmyris oil should be used for external use only.


Sunset, Palm Trees, Beach, Water, Ocean, Montego Bay Jamaica
Sunset, Palm Trees, Beach, Water, Ocean, Montego Bay Jamaica

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