Amyris Essential Oil
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
Applications and Uses
Amyris is primarily used in perfumery and as a fixative.
Amyris blends well with
Precautions / Contraindications
References and Resources
See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.
Other Links of Interest
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