Olfactive Description: Sweet, Balsamic, Woody
A calming, warm, and woody scent, Amyris essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the amyris balsamifera, a type of evergreen tree or shrub. An excellent base note, Amyris has been used in perfumery for centuries. We highly recommend it in handmade blends to give a complex boost. Amyris essential oil is also used as a more cost efficient and eco-friendly alternative to Sandalwood essential oil.
We’ve found that Amyris essential oil performs best in bath and body products like bar soap, lotion, and perfume. It’s also approved for use in ambience setting wax melts, tarts, and reed diffusers.
Candle Maker’s Notes:
We do not recommend this essential oil for use in candles. While it’s safe for use in candles, we found that a candle’s burning flame transforms the scent into something greasy and unpleasant. The reaction with the flame causes this essential oil scent to shift, but wax melts and flameless creations still produce the expected sweet and woody fragrance.
If you’re seeking a woody scent that’s lovely in candles, we recommend Sandalwood fragrance oil.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood (Virginian), Orange (Sweet), Lavender (Bulgarian)
Fragrance Wheel Family: Woody
Vibe Check: Calming, Grounding
Suggested Colors: Tan, Green
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Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.
Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.