Amyris Essential Oil

CAD $11.50CAD $17.50

How to use amyris essential oil:

  • Massage oil: 2.5-5% dilution 15-20 drops/ 30ml of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
  • Diffuser: DO NOT USE IN DIFFUSER, this oil will gum up the ionizer plate.
  • Baths: add 2-12 drops into tsp of honey, milk or carrier oil. This can then be added to bath or blended into epsom salts or Dead Sea salt, then into bath water.
  • Lotion or shampoo: add 15-20 drops /30 mls of unscented base/lotion.

Essential oils that blend well with amyris:

  • Geranium
  • Lavandin
  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang

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Safety and drug interactions: appears to be non-toxic

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Description

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
Country: Haiti

Additional information

Weight 55 g
Dimensions 2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

Chemical Components

  • Valerianol (25.31%)
  • beta-Eudesmol (15.56%)
  • Elemol (9.11%)
  • 10-epi-gamma-Eudesmol (8.02%)
  • gamma-Eudesmol (7.95%)
  • 7-epi-alpha-Eudesmol (7.01%)
  • beta-Sesquiphellandrene (3.39%)
  • Selina-3,7(11)-diene (2.46%)
  • epi-alpha-Selinene (2.04%)
  • Drimenol (1.75%)
  • beta-Agarofuran, dihydro- (1.51%)
  • alpha-Eudesmol (1.48%)
  • alpha-Agarofuran, dihydro- (1.30%)
  • ar-Curcumene (1.20%)
  • alpha-Acoradiene (1.12%)
  • delta-Selinene (0.61%)
  • alpha-Agarofuran (0.55%)
  • Valencene (0.53%)
  • (6R,7R)-Bisabolone (0.43%)
  • (6S,7R)-Bisabolone (0.32%)
  • (E)-Nerolidol (0.25%)

Scientific Studies

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

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