Essential oils Monographs

Amyris Essential Oil Monograph

Amyris is also known as West Indian Sandalwood because its aroma reminds of Indian Sandalwood; however, Amyris is not related botanically and chemically is quite different from Sandalwood. Amyris essential oil offers a sweet-woody, balsamic aroma, with an interesting hint of vanilla and its a beautiful fixative oil.

It is used in Aromatherapy for its relaxing, soothing and comforting aromatic profile, in skincare to improve the appearance of fine lines and smoothing dry and mature skin. This oil is safe for kids 3 years and older.

INFORMATION

Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera 

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the wood chips

Color: Pale yellow

Aroma: balsamic, woody, sweet, warm, vanilla notes

Yield: up to 8%

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Sweet Orange. Rose

Therapeutic properties: Antidepressant, aphrodisiac, sedative, tonic,

HOW TO USE

To calm nerves, promote sleep burn 1-2 drops every 5 hours.

Add 1% oil essential oil to face and hand creams

Add up to 1% oil essential oil to face creams and oils