A cheap substitute for East Indian Sandalwood in perfumes and cosmetics. Originally cultivated primarily in Haiti where it was known as 'candle wood' and used as a torch by locals due to the tree's high oil content. A less costly and more ethically sound substitute for Sandalwood Vanuatu or Sandalwood Mysore, Sandalwood Amyris is good to use with a vaporiser or burner, either on its own or blended with cedarwood or other woody oils.
Source: Amyris balsamifera is produced in Haiti.
Extraction: Sandalwood Amyris essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the broken up wood & branches.
Aroma: Sandalwood Amyris essential oil has a musty woody scent.
Fragrance note: Base.
Properties: It is antiseptic and soothing. The aroma is comforting and relaxing and it is rejuvenating for the skin.
Uses: Bath, massage, vaporization and may be added to base emollients. Used as a fragrance, fixative or a component of soap fragrance.
Blends well with: Benzoin, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Lavender, Melissa and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Always dilute Sandalwood Amyris essential oil to 5% or less in carrier oil before application to the skin.