Amyris Essential Oil With Its Uses & Benefits

Posted on February 28, 2019

Have you ever used Amyris Essential Oil in massage to lessen stress, or applied a cold compress to a bruise after a bad fall? If you have, those are simple ways to naturally soothe without drugs/medications. Likewise, Simply Earth provides eco-friendly productspure grade essential oils that can provide a way of relieving that has been practiced since ancient years by natives around the world. People choose essential oils because they are a natural, simple, safe, fast and low-tech method of treatment.  

Amyris plant got its name from the Greek word ‘Amyron’ (meaning intensely scented). Amyris was first called by other names such as balsam torchwood, candlewood, Buddha wood and West Indian sandalwood among others. The given names were mainly based on the quality of its wood which was used for torches and candles for different lighting needs while emitting a lovely aroma. The thick, rich oil in the wood renders it highly combustible with a long-lasting flame.

It was only in the late 1800s that Amyris got its own botanical name ‘Amyris Balsamifera’ when its leaves were studied and classified belonging to species different from that of sandalwood. Even if the tree has been mistakenly identified as sandalwood in history, the plant’s oil was effectively used in cleaning wounds, relieving diarrhea, influenza, and supporting the respiratory system, as well as fragrance.

It was used for in early factory-made adhesives after being found handy in remote dwellings who used Amyris raw resin as a  paste for domestic use. Amyris Essential Oil is famous for its gentle woody, sweet balsamic fragrance with a slight vanilla-like touch. It blends well with amber, rose, cedarwood, lavender, geranium, ylang-ylang and other woody fragrances. In addition, the consistency of this pure, pale yellow essential oil is quite thick that it is not possible to use a euro dropper cap dispenser like that of other thin oils.

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Uses & Benefits

Calming and Relaxing

Amyris Essential Oil is beneficial to those who want to sleep well. It can be added to your favorite lotion or make your own Whipped Body Butter with Magnesium Flakes!

It can also be used alone with other oils in a diffuser to disperse its pleasant aroma that is calming and relaxing. It is generally safe and non-irritating to the skin and to those with respiratory difficulties.


Amyris Essential Oil is a good antiseptic agent. Like antiseptic drugs, you can apply it to the affected skin or wounds for its anti-infective effect by inhibiting or preventing the growth of microbes.

Supports the immune system

There are several essential oils that can be used as medicine (without harmful side effects) to aid with digestion, cough, colds, flu, mumps, nervousness and stress and one of them is Amyris. It can also support healthy blood pressure when used in aromatherapy. Use it to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen stress and anxiety. Adding it to a simple bath soak will make you feel better in no time. 


It helps with muscle cramps and spasms in the involuntary muscles of the stomach. You can topically apply diluted Amyris essential oil in the aching area, or apply a hot compress. Dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out excess water and put 6-8 drops of this oil on the towel to be placed on the affected area.  


If you want to enhance your concentration and focus, this oil would be great as incense. It helps promote concentration and awareness. In short, you achieve a sharp but quiet mind! It’s the aroma that provides the creative energy and the relaxing atmosphere conducive to work, study, or meditation. You can also make your own Magnesium Sleep Spray. It promotes sleeping better and then you'll wake up energized to face the day!

A euro dropper cap doesn’t come with Amyris essential oil because it is thick; it won’t come out drop-by-drop. For this oil and other thick oils, a glass dropper can work well. But, it is not advisable to use the glass dropper with its rubber head-pump as essential oil lid/cover. Store your oil with the screw-type cap that comes with the bottle. Clean your glass dropper with alcohol. Consider it neat and organized to designate a separate glass dropper for every thick essential oil.


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