AMYRIS - balsamifera. West Indian Sandalwood


Amyris has a warm, soft, woody/musty aroma and is known to be one of the oldest materials used for aromatic and perfumery uses; it has been used for at least 4,000 years. It is believed that God instructed King Solomon to make his temple furniture from Amyris, such was its strength and spirituality. This essential oil is more commonly known as West Indian Sandalwood, as it can be used as a cheaper alternative to genuine Sandalwood.

For the medicine cabinet x. Amyris is antiseptic, balsamic, decongestant, emollient, muscle relaxant, sedative, and useful to soothe and soften dry, irritated skin. Used in massage oil or a bath it can ease sore and tired muscles.

It contains antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, balsamic, expectorant, fixative, hypotensive and sedative therapeutic properties. Used for lymphatic and veinous decongestant, to support the heart (tonic) and to treat haemorrhoids.

For the mind/nervous system x. Amyris has a cooling property that relieves irritability, frustration, and sexual tension. 

For meditation x. Amyris is used in many different ways in the spiritual traditions of the East. It is considered beneficial for meditation and for calming and focusing the mind.

For beauty x. Amyris is used in  skin and beauty treatments and numerous industrial products including mouth fresheners, edibles, incense sticks, room fresheners, deodorants, perfumes, soaps, lotions, and creams. It has some really remarkable medicinal properties.

Colour x. pale Yellow/tan

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