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Amyris eo

  • Aromatic description
    • Amyris (Amyris balsamifera) comes from the Rutaceae botanical family. It is also known as West Indian/Indies sandalwood, which originates from the West Indies, specifically in Haiti.1
  • General
    • Amyris oil is packed with benefits that can greatly uplift your body and mind. Although it is not considered as valuable as true sandalwood, it offers amazing health perks that will make you want more of this herbal oil. Read on to learn more about amyris oil.
  • Attributes & characteristics
    • Amyris oil is made up of various properties such as valerianol (22 percent), beta-eudesmol (17 percent), gamma-eudesmol (11 percent) and elemol (10 percent).6 The essential oil is described as having a yellowish-brown color and a burning taste, and of giving off a sweet balsamic odor.
  • Traditional uses
    • You can count on amyris oil in times of depression as it helps uplift your spirit and mind. It is also utilized in meditation and therapeutic massage.
    • Amyris oil has antiseptic, sedative, decongestant and emollient properties. It is beneficial for helping calm your mind and muscle relaxation,7 as well as minimizing stress and tension and releasing anxiety. This herbal oil helps in improving mental clarity and makes you feel at peace.
    • Adding a few drops of the essential oil to an oil burner or diffuser works great in relieving the mind from any anxiety or stress. It can also be added to therapeutic massage oils to provide relaxation.
  • Psychological & Emotional uses
    • Amyris oil has antiseptic, sedative, decongestant and emollient properties. It is beneficial for helping calm your mind and muscle relaxation,7 as well as minimizing stress and tension and releasing anxiety. This herbal oil helps in improving mental clarity and makes you feel at peace.
  • Effects on the skin
    • Amyris essential oil is generally safe to use. It is considered to be non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and non-irritating. However, it may cause irritation for those with sensitive skin.
  • Essential Oil Information
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  • Warnings
    • Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, perfume oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you have any question as to the medical use of any essential or perfume oil, be sure and consult your physician prior to their use. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. Always consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils for yourself or for children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read 'Essential Oil Safety' by Robert Tisserand, his book is available at Amazon.com.