Amyris Essential Oil (Amyris balsamifera)
Amyris may also be referred to as West Indian Sandalwood. It is typically processed in South America, Central America and in the West Indies using steam distillation as a method for extracting oil from the wood & branches.
Amyris oil has antiseptic, sedative, decongestant, and emollient properties. It is beneficial for helping calm your mind and relaxing your muscles. This herbal oil helps in improving mental clarity and making you feel at peace.
- Aroma Description: Faintly woody, slightly sweet, reminiscent of Sandalwood
- Common Name(s): West Indian Sandalwood
Synonyms(s) for Amyris balsamifera: Amyris funckiana, Elemifera balsamifera, Schimmelia oleifera
- Botanical Family: Rutaceae
- Botanical Genus: Amyris
- Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
- Major Compounds: Valerianol, a-Eudesmol, 7-epi-a-Eudesmol, 10-epi-Gamma-Eudesmol, Elemol
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Consistency: Thick
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Color: Viscous pale yellow
- Countries of Production: South America, Central America and in the West Indies
- Indigenous Country: Haiti
- Cultivation: Wild Harvested
- Processing Methods: Steam Distillation
- Part Typically Used: Wood & branches
- Shelf Life: 4-8 years
Benefits & Uses
Benefits of Amyris:
Antiseptic, balsamic, sedative, calming and an aid to stress relief. It has sedative properties and helps during meditation. Muscle relaxant, emollient, soothing agent, stimulant.
Therapeutic Benefits of Amyris:
Anti-anxiety Anti-septic Calming Cicatrisant Sedative
Other Uses for Amyris:
Cautions & Safety
Cautions when using Amyris:
Safety Precautions for Amyris:
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Amyris:
2nd Chakra - Relationships 6th Chakra - Perspective Balancing Clarity Introspective Meditative Protective
Amyris Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Elemol and amyris oil repel the ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in laboratory bioassays.
- PubMed: Quantitative structure-activity relationship of botanical sesquiterpenes: spatial and contact repellency to the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti.
- PubMed: Evaluation of the quality of sandalwood essential oils by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.