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Amyris Essential Oil

Amyris EO

Essential Oil

Amyris EO

Essential Oil
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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

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

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.


Botanical Name
Amyris Balsamifera
This product is not Certified Origin
Plant Part
Extraction Method
Steam Distillation
> 200°F (> 93°C)
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required

Recommended Applications

This product is not Candle Safe
Not recommended
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 1.0% - 6.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 2.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: up to 5.0%
This product is Perfume Safe usage: up to 15.0%
This product is Diffuser Base Approved usage: up to 25.0%
Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired essential oil strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance

Light Tan

Lye Water Temperature 112ºF (44.4°C)
Oil Temperature 110ºF (43.3°C)

We did not experience acceleration or separation. The oils and water were slow to reach an emulsion. We continued stick blending until we reached a medium trace–this was a slow process. The batter poured smoothly into the mold without thickening. After 24 hours, we observed the soap discolored to a very light tan. It was so slight it was almost unnoticeable until we compared it to our unscented reference bar. We saw that only about ¾ of the soap reached the gel phase. The scent was noticeable but a little light. After 30 days, there was no change to the discoloration or scent strength.

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