Lighten up your mood and brighten up your perfumes by basking in Balsam Amyris Essential Oil distilled from the aromatic Amyris balsamifera evergreen tree. This fragrant tree is a member of the citrus family, the name derives from the Latin amyron and means strongly scented, due to the oleoresin that exudes from its trunk. The long lasting aroma is softly balsamic, slightly sweet with a hint of Vanilla. The subtle warmth of this essence nestle nerves and calms composures.
Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Wood
Country of Origin: Haiti
Cultivation Method: Wild crafted
Composition: 100% Amyris balsamifera
Consistency: pale yellow, slightly viscous.
Scent Description: soothing, uplifting, and grounding.
In Living Libations: Musk Mallow Poetic Pits
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Jasmine, Vetiver, Lavender, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lime, Spikenard, Cypress, Cedar, Agarwood, Neroli, Patchouli, Hyssop, and Ylang.
Uses: Fixative in perfume, colognes, body oils, deodorants, and aromatic blends. Toning in serums. Add a few drops to bath or diffuser as a relaxing and soothing oil.
Components: Contains elemic acids, sesquiterpenes, and triterpenes of α-amyrin and β-amyrin along with β-sesquiphellandrene, elemol, γ-eudesmol, valerianol, α-eudesmol, β-eudesmol, Valerianol, 10-epi-gamma-Eudesmol, ar-Curcumene, and epi-alpha-Selinene.
Balsam Amyris is distilled from the branches and twigs made of dense wood with a high oil content that causes the wood to burn brightly. In Haiti where the plant is native the branches are used as torches, hence one of the common names for this tree is Balsam Torchwood.
This oil is truly aromatherapy – one drop bathes in the senses in a light, sweet woody aroma that calms, relaxes, and soothes. Added to perfumes, colognes, and deodorants, the warm aroma can be used as a base note similar to how Sandalwood essential oil is frequently used.