Latin Name: Amyris Balsamifera
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the tree & wood
A pale yellow slightly viscous liquid with a musty, faintly woody scent. Distilled from the roots of the plant, Amyris helps maintain the immune system. Amyris is used for everyday stresses it can maintain clear, healthy skin.
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.
Therapeutic Properties & Uses
Antiseptic, balsamic and sedative, used in perfume.
Amyris Essential Oil Safety Data