Amyris | Latin Name: Amyris Balsamifera | Family: Rutaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Tree, Wood
A pale yellow slightly viscous liquid with a musty, faintly woody scent.
Growing wild on the mountain slopes of Haiti often found in small thickets. An evergreen tree which produces lovely white flowers, however, it’s the bark that actually produces valuable resinous fluid.
Acclaimed to be the West Indian Sandalwood however it does not belong to the same family. The quality of the oil depends on age and moisture of the tree as well as different regions, as a result, this can produce slightly different oil.