This hidden gem of an oil comes from a small Haitian tree called West Indian Rosewood. It is often used to scent “sandalwood” soap as it is a fraction of the cost of sandalwood but has many of the same properties as sandalwood.
Main Constituents: Caryphyllene and Cadenene
Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Common Uses: Used as a scent in perfumes and soaps, generally as a more affordable substitute for sandalwood oil. Also has antiseptic, emollient, expectorant, fixative, and sedative properties, used in face creams, lotions, and massage oils.
Color: Pale yellow
Strength of Aroma: Soft
Blends well with: Cedarwood, citronella, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavandin, lavender, myrrh, orange, patchouli, and tangerine.
Aromatic Scent: Woody, warm, slight vanilla undertone, dry, earthy, musty.
History: Amyris is a small tropical tree native to the West Indies and Haiti. The Haitians know the plant as “candlewood” or “torchwood” because of its high oil content, which allows the wood to ignite easily and burn for longer periods of time. The wood’s essential oil has been used for thousands of years for everything from perfumery to washing wounds to childbirth recovery. Traditionally, amyris has also been an excellent wood for furniture making.
Cautions: Generally considered safe, generally non-irritant
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