Sandalwood West Indies (Amyris)

Adam Michael has this to say “If you enjoy the smell of sandalwood this is a very cost effective way to enjoy a somewhat similar aroma at a fraction of the price. Sandalwood West Indies also better known as amyris is the naturally occurring essential oil from the wood of the amyris tree. The gloopy material is recovered through the physical separation process of partial pressure steam distillation. No additives, solvents or chemicals are used at any point of the recovery process.”

Arctander has this to say “Amyris Oil is a viscous liquid of pale yellow, yellow or brownish-yellow color. Its odor is faintly woody, not dry. It has a slightly oily-sweet, balsamic note, and occasionally displays a faintly peppery topnote, reminiscent of guaiacwood or cubeb. The body-odor is very tenacious, but it rapidly loses the rich, complex odor, fading out in a very weak, woody balsamic note. The odor varies considerably, depending on the age of the oil and the age of the wood prior to distillation.
Amyris oil finds extensive application as a mild blender in numerous types of perfume, particularly in soap perfumes. It blends well with ionones, methylionones, lavandin oil, coumarin, oakmoss products, terpineol, citronella oils, sassafras, or ocotea oils, amylsalicytate, etc.”

Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera

Origin: Haiti

Need Bigger Amounts?
This product is now offered in 1 wholesale pack size. Prices before vat are as follows – 250G = 70 Euros. Prices displayed here do include vat on top – but if you are Europe based (Italy not included) and vat registered, just enter your vat number at checkout and the 22% vat will be deducted. Likewise if you reside in USA, Canada or Russia, you don’t need to do anything as the vat is removed at checkout automatically : )