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  • Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera
  • Cultivation: wild
  • Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Manufacturing Method: distilled
  • Part of Plant: Wood
  • Main Chemotypes: Valerianol, Elemol, 7 epi-alpha-Eudesmol, 10 epi-gamma-Eudesmol, beta-Eudesmol
  • Key Ingredients: Amyris Oil
  • Article No. 1020-10
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Product Description: Amyris Essential Oil

Amyris essential oil, also known as Amyris oil, is a highly valued oil derived from the wood of the Amyris plant, scientifically known as Amyris balsamifera. This essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of wild-grown Amyris plants, primarily found in the Dominican Republic.

Amyris essential oil is known for its sweet, warm, and woodsy scent and is often used in aromatherapy practices to promote relaxation and relieve stress. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it a popular ingredient in natural skincare and medicinal products.

About the Plant

The Amyris plant, also known as Amyris balsamifera, is a tropical evergreen tree that is native to the Caribbean and South and Central America. It belongs to the Rutaceae family and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and perfumery. It can grow up to 60 feet tall and has a dense canopy of dark green leaves. The wood of the Amyris tree is known for its distinctive sweet, woody aroma, which is why it is commonly referred to as "West Indian Sandalwood." It is also hard and durable, with a distinctive yellowish-brown color and a beautiful grain pattern commonly used for furniture, cabinetry, and carving.

 The Amyris is prized for its resin, which has a warm, woody scent and is often used as a base note in perfumes and colognes. In traditional medicine, the resin has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including respiratory problems, digestive issues, and skin disorders. It is also believed to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties. In addition to its medicinal and perfumery uses, the amyris plant is also used in the production of candles, soaps, and other fragranced products.

 In Haitian folk medicine, the resin of the amyris plant is used to treat fevers, headaches, and muscle pain. It is also used as an aphrodisiac and to ease anxiety and depression. In traditional Chinese medicine, the resin is used to treat digestive issues and to promote blood circulation.

General Information: Keep away from heat and sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.