With a subtle but complex scent, the Amyris essential oil is an oil with a woodsy characteristic. The fragrance starting of sweet and kind of like vanilla, then it turns out into a warmer and a slightly balsamic fragrance. An important note is that the Amyris is not similar to sandalwood so you can't substitute it therapeutically.
The traditional use of Amyris and its origin
The origin of this plant is from Haiti, especially around the eroded mountain slopes. The plant itself grows in tropical evergreen and forming small thickets in nature. The natural oil contained in the plant can be used to lit a fire and burn wood. Therefore, in the past, the Amyris oil is often used to light up torches to hunt sea creatures along the shore. Another use of the oil in the past is as a light resource when traveling at night.
As in the modern days, the essential oil is made from the plant after distilled in a laboratory. To distill the plant and get the oil, the trunks and branches with large size are chopped and added with some mixture before stored for 5 to 6 months. After that, the oil quality from the plant will rise along with a great distilling process. If the plant is not mixed on the mixture, then the scent produced after the distillation process will be not too pleasant to smell.
The practical use of the oil
The essential oil from Amyris has been known for multiple purposes. The substance of the oil has a great anti-aging ability. If used properly and routinely, the essential oil will improve the looks of your skin, covering the texture, lines, and wrinkles. Aside from the anti-aging effect, the essential oil also has a calming and cooling sensation. The substance called valerianol will stimulate the body to get better sleep. The oil can also be used to ease off irritation and tense feeling.
The essential oil from Amyris can reduce anxiety and stress, which can improve your mental clarity. When you put the oil into a diffuser, the oil will allow you to have better breathing. Better breathing will also encourage cold recovery, so the Amyris essential oil can act as essential oils for colds. The best way to use the essential oil is to put 4 to 5 drops of the oil into a diffuser before you sleep. Do this daily to improve your sleeping behavior.