Amyris Essential Oil
False Sandalwood / Indian Sandalwood
Species: Amyris Balsamifera
Part Used: Wood
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Amyris Essential Oil is commonly mislabeled and sold as “Sandalwood Essential Oil” Although Amyris and Sandalwood share a similar aroma, they are two distinct species.
Amyris Essential Oil is very thick and viscous. Due to this trait, it may be difficult to dispense.
Aroma: Woody, Light, Smoky, Mild Musk
Antiseptic, Antiphlogistic, Bactericidal, Expectorant, Fungicidal, Aphrodisiac, Sedative
Cough, Colds, Flu, Respiratory Disorders, Skin Health, Insomnia, Fragrance, Boost Libido, Disinfectant, Perfumery, Stress & Anxiety
Commonly Blended With:
Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Citronella, Geranium, Ravintsara, Pine, Siberian Fir
The Amyris tree produces a type of oleoresin from which the essential oil is distilled. This oleoresin is commonly reffered to as “Elemi”
Elemi resin is a pale yellow substance, of honey-like consistency. Aromatic elemi oil is steam distilled from the resin. It is a fragrant resin with a sharp pine and lemon-like scent. One of the resin components is called amyrin.
Elemi resin is chiefly used commercially in varnishes and lacquers, and certain printing inks. It is used as a herbal medicine to treat bronchitis, catarrh, extreme coughing, mature skin, scars, stress, and wounds. – Wikipedia
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