This essential oil has a gentle and soft woody aroma with an underlying note of vanilla. In Biblical times, it was said that God had instructed King Solomon to make the furniture in his temple from amyris due to its wonderful scent and has come to be viewed as a reference to purity and spirituality. Amyris oil is often referred to as West Indian sandalwood oil even though it doesn’t have the same characteristics as true sandalwood. However, it is sometimes used in creams and lotions as a substitute for sandalwood. Amyris oil is used to:
- Treat hemorrhoids;
- Support the heart;
- Regenerate the skin;
- Slow skin aging;
- Soothe dry irritated skin;
- Loosen tight muscles;
- Treat wounds and other skin disorders;
- Alleviate cystitis and vaginal infections;
- Eliminate and mask bad body odor;
- Induce sleep and inhibit the growth of microorganisms.
It is also used to scent incense, encourage meditation and keep insects and pests away.
Pro tips: Add 1-2 drops of amyris oil to your burner or diffuser to help relieve anxiety, soothe the mind, induce general feelings of wellbeing and get rid of stress.