Amyris Balsamifera

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Medicine Flower Amyris Balsamifera Essential Oil Primary Benefits Uplifting smell that calms the nerves and heightens creativity When used in aromatherapy or as a massage oil it is beneficial for congestion, cough relief, and overcoming cardiovascular fatigue Effective in keeping away insects, like mosquitoes and ticks Helps rejuvenate and moisturize dry...

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Medicine Flower Amyris Balsamifera Essential Oil

Primary Benefits

  • Uplifting smell that calms the nerves and heightens creativity
  • When used in aromatherapy or as a massage oil it is beneficial for congestion, cough relief, and overcoming cardiovascular fatigue
  • Effective in keeping away insects, like mosquitoes and ticks
  • Helps rejuvenate and moisturize dry skin and promotes anti-aging
  • Can act as a sedative that is great for insomnia, soothes the nerves
  • Help strengthen the circulatory system
  • Balances the water element to aid in clearing the lymphatic system of toxins and uplifts mood

Details

Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera

Origin: West Indies, South America, Central America

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: From the wood of wild trees and branches that have naturally fallen and dried

Cultivation: Organically Grown

Family: Rutaceae botanical family

Blends Well With:  Other oils and substances such as lavandin oil, Jasmine, coumarin, citronella oils, lemon, Frankincense, Mandarin, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Cypress and oakmoss products

Aroma: Reminiscent of Benzoin, Cedar-like, rich, dry, smoky, woody aroma, peppery balsamic with undertones of musk and vanilla

Perfumery Note: Base

Consistency: Thick

Color: Light amber in color

Therapeutic Properties: Anesthetic, antioxidant, antiseptic, muscle relaxant, stimulant and tonic

Main Chemical Components: Β-sesquiphellandrene, Elemol,10-epi-γ-eudesmol, Y-eudesmol, Valerianol, α-eudesmol, 7-epi-α-eudesmol, β-eudesmol

Plant Information

Amyris essential oil is widely cultivated in West Indies, South and Central America. Amyris' thick, pale yellow oil was commonly called Candlewood or Torchwood as it lights qucikly and was burned as torch lights to light the path and to catch fish offshore at night. The trees grow to a height of around 60 feet and has white flowers that bear black-bluish fruits. There are more than 120 identified Amyris sub-species.

Researchers found that the oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that are known to be effective against 12 stains of multidrug-resistant bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella paratyphi, as well as Candida albicans fungi, according to the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research.

With potent arthropod repellency and toxicity, research shows that Amyris can act as an insect repellent with it’s main element being elemol, which has shown to be helpful in repelling brown dog ticks, blacklegged ticks and the lone star tick.  It can also be used to keep other insects away.

Usage

Use it as part of aromatherapy or as part of your massage oil for best benefit. Add a couple drops to a diffuser. Amyris may relieve stress and get rid of anxiety relax, loosen tight muscles and breathe deeper. Amyris aromatic properties are commonly used as an alternative to Sandalwood to make incense, perfumes, soaps, and candles.

Use mixed in a carrier oil like coconut, almond, hemp, or olive oil to treat dry skin, soften and reduce irritation and as an anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation. It can serve as a muscle relaxant on tight muscles and prevents muscle spasms and as a toner to tone the skin or muscles.

Safety

Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. If skin irritation does occur, wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Experts do not recommend using amyris essential oil if you have a terminal illness, cancer, epilepsy or a number of other conditions. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended.  Our oil is therapeutic grade, however we do not recommend any oils be used internally unless on the advice of a medical professional.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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