Amyris Essential Oil
Amyris trees have white flowers and black/blue fruits and are native to Haiti and other tropical zones. It can take up to 30 years for the tree to produce any oil.
- Botanical Family: Rutaceae
- Other Common Names: West Indian Sandalwood, Indies Sandalwood, Torchwood
- Part of Plant Used: Wood
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Amyris is mainly comprised of sesquiterpene alcohols: valerianol, β-eudesmol, 7-EPI-Α-eudesmol, α-elemol, γ-eudesmol, and 10-EPI-γ-eudesmol.
- Nervous System: soothes feelings of stress and nervousness and promotes relaxation and sleep
- Reproductive System: used as an aphrodisiac
- Pregnancy: emotionally balancing, helps with stress and nervousness, and pregnancy related sleep issues
- Respiratory: calms symptoms of inflammations and common ailments
- Skin: nourishing for mature and dry skin, helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Emotional: balancing for the psyche and emotions while promoting creativity and intuition
- Spiritual: supports the Sacral Chakra focusing on relationships and creative energy, supports the Third Eye Chakra focusing on introspection, balance, and perspective
- Scent Profile: Base note with a spicy woodsy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Amyris can last up to 400 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody, Balsamic
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Citronella, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Himalayan Cedarwood , Jasmine, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Nagarmotha, Oakmoss, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang
- Blends with Aroma Chemicals, Isolates, and Fragrances for Perfuming: Amber, Leather, Musk, Nag Champa, Rosamusk
- None known
- Safe to use during pregnancy
Products Using Amyris Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES: Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.