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Amyris wood chips used for making essential oil.

Amyris, Wildcrafted


Pure Amyris essential oil, Wildcrafted, also called Balsam Torchwood

Botanical name :   Amyris balsamifera

Extraction method / Source :    Steam Distillation / Bark

Aroma : Sweet, woody, smokey

Note classification :  Base         Odor Intensity :   3

Key constituents :  Caryophylline, cadinene, cadinol

Plant description :    Botanical family :   Rutaceae (Citrus)       Amyris is an evergreen tree that grows to a height of about 60 feet It produces clusters of white flowers that develop into an edible bluish-black fruit.  Amyris is sometimes referred to as "West Indian Sandalwood", although it is not in the same botanical family as true true Sandalwood.

Regions of Production :  Haiti

Growing Practices :  Plants indigenous to the area are harvested from the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Properties :  Cooling, calming, helps to relieve stress, tension and anxiety.         Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits :  Helps loosen tight muscles and deepen breathing. Used as a fixative for natural perfumes. 

Fragrant influences:   Helps improve mental clarity and promotes a peaceful state.

Modes of Administration :    Topical :  massage, compress, bath      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.

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Blends well with :    Cassia, Chamomile, Clove, Grapefruit, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Rose, Spearmint

History / Fun Facts :   The name Amyris is derived from the Greek word amyron, which means "intensely scented" in reference to its highly fragrant resin.

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Notice : This information is for educational purposes only.  It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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