Latin name Amyris balsamifera – Family species Rutaceae
Amyris, also known as Schimmella oleifera, West Indian Sandalwood, and West Indian Rosewood, should not be confused with either "Sandalwood" Santalum album — for which it is reportedly sometimes used as a less expensive substitute — or "Rosewood" Aniba rosaeodora. Amyris is primarily used in perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics.
Oil Selection Guide
Color: Pale yellow
Viscosity: Somewhat viscous
Scent: Slightly woody, musty
Perfume Aroma: Base / middle note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type: Tree
Parts Used: Wood / Branches
Countries of Origin: Haiti, Jamaica
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Known Chemical Constituents
Caryphyllene, cadinol, cadinene
Uses of Amyris
Primarily used in perfumery and as a fixative.
Amyris blends well with
Precautions / Contraindications
See Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
See References and Resources page.
Other Links of Interest
Print article to PDF