Amyris Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Amyris Balsamifera
Method of Cultivation: Cultivated without chemicals
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Seasoned wood
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Soft, woody, warm, musty, sweet
Largest Producing Countries: Haiti, Jamaica, South and Central America.
Traditional Use: Local fisherman and traders call it “candlewood” because of its high oil content and common use as a torch.
Therapeutic Properties and common uses: Anti-septic (a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms),
Spiritual Uses: anointing, astral projection, attraction, blessings (to give and receive), consecration, exorcism, healing, love, meditation, protection, purification/cleansing, sacral chakra.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, citronella, ginger, ho wood, lavender, oakmoss, peru balsam, ylang ylang and any wood essential oils.
Of Interest: Also known as West Indian Sandalwood. It has been used as a cheap substitute for East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album). However they have different aromas and viscosities.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.