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Amyris essential oil has a woody, sweet and sometimes faintly peppery aroma. It sometimes can be mistaken for Sandalwood.

It is used in aromatherapy for its antiseptic, sedative and emollient properties, it promotes sleep, sedates anxiety and stress.

Amyris also works as an effective antiseptic and anti-microbial.

Blends Well with: Citronella, Oakmoss, Cedarwoods, Ylang ylang & Lavender.


Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera

Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Parts Typically Used: Wood

Country of Origin: Haiti

Class: Sesquiterpenol

Description: Viscous liquid of pale yellow, or brownish-yellow hues. Has a woody, sweet and sometimes faintly peppery aroma similar to Sandalwood.It takes years to produce this oil – Amyris wood needs to dry for 3 years before being distilled, once distilled it needs to rest for a further year. Amyris is known as candle-wood in Haiti where it grows wild, due to the resin being highly flammable. Amryis wood is traditionally turned into torches and makes beautiful furniture. While Amyris smells similar to Sandalwood it is an entirely different plant species.

Typical Main Constituents
Valerian – 27%
Eudesmol <7-epi-alpha> – 12%
Eudesmol <10-epi-gamma> – 10%
Elemol<alpha-> – 10%
Eudesmol <alpha> – 5%
Sesquiphellandrene <beta> – 3%
Ar-Curcumene – 1.35%

Actions: Antiseptic, Balsamic, Sedative.


Aromatherapy/Home Use: 

Nervous System: Relaxant, Promotes sleep, Sedates Anxiety and Stress

Immune System: Works as an effective Antiseptic and Anti-microbial.

Blends Well with: Citronella, Oakmoss, Cedarwoods, Ylang ylang & Lavender.

General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.


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