Amyris - Kuura Essentials Herbs

Family name: Rutaceae (Citrus Family)
Botanical name: Amyris Balsamifera L.
Synonym: West Indian Sandalwood, West Indian Rosewood
Parts used: Wood
Extraction: Steam distillation of the wood
Taste: N.A.
Aroma: Musty, faintly woody scent
Perfumery status: A base note of light intensity and poor persistence

General Description
Amyris is a small bushy tree with compound leaves and white flowers which grows wild in thickets all over the island of Haiti.

Amyris grows mainly in Haiti, but it has now been introduced to tropical zones all over the world, e.g. Jamaica, South and Central America.

Herbal & Folk tradition
The Haiti locals calls Amyris “candle wood” because of its high oil content. It burns like a candle. It is used as a torch by fishermen and traders. It also makes excellent furniture wood. In the past, Amyris was used in the fragrance industry to mimic Vetiver essential oil and today both aromatherapists and perfumers may substitute it for endangered or scarce species of Sandalwood.

Amyris is a pale yellow, slightly viscous liquid. Blends well with Lavandin, Citronella, Oakmoss, Cedarwood and other wood oils.

Amyris - antiseptic, balsamic, sedative, lifts away stress, tick repellant among other properties.

Safety data
Amyris is non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-phototoxic.

Outdoor No 1. – Ground level