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General Properties of Amyris Essential Oil

  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • calming
  • sedative
  • stress reliever

Origin: USA. Steam distilled from wood and branches. Base note.

Description of Amyris Essential Oil

Amyris essential oil is a musky, rich, exotic oil. It does not initially have a strong aroma, but it is persistent. Amyris essential oil is most commonly used as a fixitive for perfumes and soaps. It also has some therapeutic qualities.

Amyris essential oil is known as the "poor man's sandalwood", although it is not sandalwood at all but a bushy tree known as "Amyris". Due to its sedative properties this oil can be calming and offer stress relief. Amyris essential oil also has antiseptic, balsamic and antispasmodic properties, which make it useful for coughs, washing wounds, and helping to battle the flu.

Specific Cautions for Amyris Essential Oil

Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy.

References about Amyris Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications for Amyris Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Amyris Balsamifera
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.