A thick brownish-yellow liquid that is sometimes referred to as West Indian Sandalwood. The scent is woody and sweet with a hint of vanilla. Although the scent is different, it is sometimes used as a low-cost alternative to Sandalwood. Amyris is used in the fragrance industry to adulterate expensive Vetiver and Indian Sandalwood.
Species: Amyris balsamifera L., fam. Rutaceae
There are few published scientific studies about the use of amyris
- Quantitative structure-activity relationship of botanical sesquiterpenes: spatial and contact repellency to the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Paluch G, Grodnitzky J, Bartholomay L, Coats J. J Agric Food Chem. 2009
- Elemol and amyris oil repel the ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in laboratory bioassays. Carroll JF1, Paluch G, Coats J, Kramer M