Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera.
Main Constituents: Valerianol, β-eudesmol
Plant Part: Wood and branches
Origin: Dominican Republic
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Colour / Consistency: A moderately viscous but clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base-to-middle note with a medium aroma, its scent is mild, sweetly balsamic and somewhat reminiscent of Cedar and Muhuhu.
Blends With: Amber, Jasmine, Rose, and other woods. It is often used to extend Sandalwood.
Product Abstract: Also known as West Indian Sandalwood, Amyris is indigenous to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The shrub wood for this distillation is collected from fallen branches and dead wood that when stripped of its bark, retains the precious oils. Available year-round, the semi-aridity of the locale is constant and gives the oil ongoing consistency in quality and scent. No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides are used in the processing of the wood or its oil, which has traditionally been used medicinally, as a fragrance, and as an aid to enhance meditation. It is also used as a fixative in perfumery, and a welcome addition to fine toiletries and soaps.