Amyris Essential Oil
Muscle relaxant, Toning
woodsy, similar to sandalwood but less exotic and with a peppery undertone
About: While it bears no relation to sandalwood, Amyris is most often known as “poor man’s sandalwood” or by the name “West Indian Sandalwood”. It is an excellent ingredient for use in making natural perfumes. Amyris Oil is a viscous liquid of pale yellow, or brownish-yellow hues. It smells woody, sweet and sometimes faintly peppery. The body notes are long-lasting and fresh. It is recommended as a low-cost alternative to Indian, Indonesian and Australian Sandalwoods in some cases where scent is not the primary concern. In the past Amyris was used in the fragrance industry to enhance other essential oils such as vetiver.
Said to boost creativity, it is especially good for artists, writers, poets, painters, musicians to stimulate ideas and create thought. For mental clarity and to make one feel at peace. Has often been used for lowering stress and anxiety in that it calms the nerves.
Just like sandalwood, it is considered one of the “romance” oils because of its aphrodisiac properties.
Other names include ‘candlewood’ and ‘torchwood’ and ‘sea torchwood’ because the wood of the tree can ignite with ease and used as a torch, due to its high oil content. The amyris plant also grows in Florida and produces tiny, white fragrant flowers and an edible fruit. However, it is the bark that is used for essential oil.
Safety Warnings: Most sources list amyris as being non-toxic and non-irritating. However, it is a fairly “new” oil when it comes to aromatherapy so always perform a small patch test.
$13.75 1/2 ounce (15ml) bottle