Amyris Essential Oil is sometimes referred to as West Indian Sandalwood and is produced through steam distillation of wild, tropical evergreen wood. The oil displays a rich, woody balsamic base note aroma and is a popular long lasting fixative for natural perfumery, cosmetics and soap making. It is recommended as an alternative to sandalwood oil for its cost effectiveness and excellent fixative properties, although the two woods posses different yet complimentary scents. Amyris Essential Oil is very pleasing and almost sedating, with its smooth and rich woody balsamic scent with resinous and peppery hints. A very useful and beautiful oil and a great option for fixative that suits all types of natural perfumes.
- Botanical Latin Name: Amyris balsamifera
- Country of Origin: Haiti
- Plant Parts: Wood
- Cultivation Method: Wild
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Blends Well With: Ambrette, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Ho Wood, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Osmanthus, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Indian Rosewood, Rose Otto, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Tonka Bean, Tuberose, Vetiver, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang