BOTANICAL NAME: amyris balsamifera
ORIGIN: Haiti, Jamaica, South and Central America
PARTS USED: wood
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: musty, balsamic, sweet, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: lavandin, citronella, oakmoss, sassafras, cedarwood, rose, other wood oils
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL BENEFITS: antiseptic, balsamic, muscle relaxant, emollient, sedative
MAGICAL USES: anointing, astral projection, attraction, blessing, consecration, exorcism, healing, love, meditation, protection, purification, sacral chakra, spirituality.
The health benefits of West Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil (not to be confused with East Indian Sandalwood) can be attributed to its aromatic properties such as antiseptic, balsamic, and sedative. The main constituents are caryphyllene, cadinene, and cadinol. Amyris is sometimes substituted for East Indian Sandalwood in recipe preparations.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Emollient: Something which softens or lubricates the skin.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Safety Warming: No threats have been found when using amyris essential oil. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.