Amyris Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Amyris balsamifera
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Distillation Method:
Wild Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
7-epi-alpha eudesmol
gamma eudsemol
beta sesquiphellandrene
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Wholesale Pure Amyris Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% pure, wildcrafted Amyris essential oil. This steam distilled oil and comes from small evergreen trees grown in Haiti. Use it as a fixative for your perfumes. It has a dry, earthy, balsamic aroma. 100% pure Amyris Essential Oil is available in samples sizes up to bulk quantities of 1kg or more and is guaranteed to be of the highest therapeutic quality.


This pure steam distilled oil from Haiti is also noted for its relaxing effects. Amyris is a small evergreen tree native to Asia, Haiti and other Caribbean islands, as well as Central America. They produce a white flower, grow 12 feet high and take up to 30 years to produce resins. Before harvesting for essential oil production, the tree must grow between grow to be 2-4 meters. Amyris is a popular ingredient in natural perfumes. It's sweet essential oil distilled from its heartwood.


Aromatherapy Notes

Amyris essential oil has a lovely, softly sweet, woody balsamic aroma. The scent is both uplifting and soothing, and hence relaxing and calming to the nerves. Its cooling nature may help relieve frustration and tension, as well as general stress and irritability.

Traditional Uses

Originating in Haiti and the Carribean, it was traditionally called ‘candle wood’ because the wood burns like a candle due to its high oil content. It was commonly used as a torch by fishermen and traders.1 Also called West Indian sandalwood, amyris is an excellent alternative choice in place of the endangered 'true' sandalwood. Botanically unrelated, amyris does not have the same chemical composition as sandalwood, so it does not have all of sandalwood’s medicinal properties, but aromatically they are quite similar. It is even commonly used in commercially sold soaps and scents labeled as “Sandalwood”. The oil can be used as a base note and fixative in masculine natural perfumes and body care products that would work well with sandalwood, though it truly deserves to be considered for its own unique qualities.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils1:

  • Antiseptic, balsamic, sedative
  • Used as a fixative in soaps and flavoring in liqueurs

From Vibrational Healing2:

  • Amyris is both anchoring and mind-opening, promoting new ideas and the awareness of the “power to create and direct your life and destiny”.
  • Stimulates physical energy and rejuvenates the skin
  • Soothes and nourishes the heart while calming rebellious passions
  • Helpful for dreamers, artists, philosophers, and musicians as a source of creativity
  • Amyris restores a natural, innocent outlook on life, bringing joy to our hearts and assisting us in making choices that uplift and nourish, encouraging love for ourselves and the world as a whole.

Application and Use


Amyris is considered non-toxic, non-irritating, and can safely be applied to the skin 'neat'. To account for potential individual allergies, be sure to test a small amount first, by placing a drop on the inside of the upper arm and waiting 24 hours to see if any reaction occurs.


1 Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being. Conari Press, 2013.

2 Eidson, Deborah. Vibrational Healing: Revealing the Essence of Nature through Aromatherapy's Use of Essential Oils. Frog Ltd., 2000.