HighlightsQualities: Tenacious, woodsy, complex
Aroma: Balsamic, peppery, sweet
Perfume note: Base
Origin: Dominican Republic
Cultivation method: Wild-harvested Cultivation Definitions
Amyris essential oil is often referred to as torchwood or sandalwood. Although Amyris has no botanical components similar to sandalwood, it is often used in cosmetics as a less expensive alternative. It is a modest expectorant and mildly anti-inflammatory, and so useful in the treatment of coughs, chest congestion, stress, and insomnia. Its scent is woody, peppery, and somewhat balsamic: a useful base in perfume blending and incense.
Essential oils are powerful plant essences that can be used in many ways. From massage oils to room sprays, to skincare to aromatherapeutic blends, these oils are as versatile as they are diverse. When using essential oils by breathing/inhaling their aromas, they are normally used at full strength. Yet when applying them directly on the skin, the large majority of them MUST be diluted. Because essential oils are so powerful, we do not recommend using them internally.
Essential oils are also the basis of natural perfumery and can be used to make aromatic, bespoke blends for every individual who wishes to embark into the world of natural essences.
Here is a link to Kolya's ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING CHART, to understand basic blending ratios.
Storage: Always keep tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. Heat, oxygen, and light degrade the product.
General Usage: Please avoid the use of essential oils with babies. Before using essential oils with children, ensure each oil is age appropriate, and is used responsibly. Many authors have different opinions on this subject, so we suggest you research multiple sources.
We recommend doing a patch test before using an essential oil for the first time. Do not use essential oils on sensitive areas of the skin & keep away from eyes. If any negative reaction occurs, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER, but rather dilute the area immediately by applying any vegetable oil /carrier oil (coconut, olive oil, etc) to the affected area.
Specific Oil Precautions: No known contraindications.
*Though we have provided the aforementioned precautions, they may not be comprehensive and therefore it is each individuals responsibility to research any oils they choose to use. Kolya Naturals ( owned and operated as part of Optimum Health Choices Inc. &/or Optimum Naturals Inc. ) is not responsible for any adverse reactions that may be experienced by using these essential oils.
The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or another qualified healthcare practitioner. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or prescribe medication. This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.
100% wildharvested, steam-distilled Amyris balsamifera essential oil