Amyris essential oil has a lovely, softly sweet, woody balsamic aroma. The oil is said to be used as a base note and fixative in masculine natural perfumes and body care products, though it truly deserves to be considered for its own unique qualities. 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.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Anti-inflammatory, Anti-aging, Detoxifying, Antiseptic, Sleep aide, Stress reliever. Amyris essential oil is thought to have strong anti-inflammatory action. The oil may slow the aging process of the skin (as inflammation is now well-known to be one of the the 'pillars' of aging), and may speed dermal regeneration. These properties make it an excellent choice for facial care formulas. Amyris supports vibrant physical health by helping to remove physical and etheric toxins that congest and distort the body.
An alternative choice in place of the endangered 'true' Sandalwood, Amyris is a healthy, inexpensive and sustainable substitute in many aromatherapy applications. Esoterically, Amyris' connection to the planet Venus suggests 'amour' (love), as the essential oil is both calming and nourishing to the heart chakra. Amyris may anchor one's energy in a state of receptivity and openness, thus enhancing the flow of grace by opening the pathways for love, inspiration, and transformation. Helping to balance our natural rhythms and cycles, Amyris aligns one with the feminine energy of the moon. Heightening intuition, creativity, and imagination, Amyris is an excellent oil for dreamers, artists, musicians and poets as she supports them in connecting with creative source energy. By helping us to see the unfolding of the natural magic of life, Amyris' transformative energy saturates the auric field with creativity, health and abundance. Amyris restores a natural, innocent outlook on life, bringing joy and laughter to our hearts and assisting us in making choices that uplift and nourish, thus encouraging love for ourselves and the world as a whole.