Plant part: Wood
Blends well with: Cedarwood, citronella, ginger, ho wood, lavender, oakmoss, peru balsam, ylang ylang
Aroma: Warm, musty, woody, soft, dry, earthy
Color: Clear to Pale yellow
Talk about a gem! The scent of amyris oil is a musky, woody, warming smell. It brings ease to the body and mind, reducing tension in the muscles and eliminating insomnia. Within that warm scent is the ability to increase circulation throughout the body, and its power to reduce signs of aging makes it a desirable skin toner for men and women alike.
Native to Haiti, the Amyris Basalmifera is also known as “West Indian Sandalwood”. Indeed it has found a use in the fragrance and aromatherapy industry as an affordable alternative to “East Indian Sandalwood,” although the smell and properties do differ. This tropical evergreen now grows in parts of Asia and Central America. Local fisherman in the area where the Amyris Basalmifera grows, call the wood “candlewood” because its high oil content. This makes it very useful as a torch. The wood of the tree is put through a steam distillation process to create the amazing amyris essential oil, and the resulting liquid is thick with a clear (or sometimes pale yellow) color.
Amyris Essential Oil Uses
Circulatory System: Reduces high blood pressure.
Limbic System: Eases insomnia.
Lymphatic System: Reduces inflammation.
Nervous System: Reduces stress.
Skin: reduces appearance of mature skin and wrinkles.
In the Home: Can be made into an insect repellent sachet.
Therapeutic Properties: anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-tumor, calming (digestive, nervous systems), calming, carminative, hypotensive, insecticidal, nervine, relaxant, sedative
Recipes With Amyris Essential Oil
- 5 drops Amyris oil
- 5 drops Sweet Orange oil
- 5 drops Lavender oil
- Add ingredients to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed to reduce stress.
- 12 drops Amyris oil
- 2 ounces of witch hazel.
- Add to 2 ounce spray bottle. Shake well and spray on face. Follow with moisturizer.
High Blood Pressure Remedy:
- 4 drops Amyris oil
- 2 drops sweet orange
- Add to aroma diffuser and diffuse 30-60 minutes.