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Schimmelia oleifera, West Indian sandalwood, West Indian Rosewood
Steam distillation of the broken wood and branches
Mainly Haiti, but it has now been introduced to may tropical zones such as Jamaica, South and central America
A small bushy tree with white flowers and compound leaves, which grows in wild thickets all over Haiti
A pale yellow liquid with a sweet and smoky fragrance
Called ‘candlewood’ by the locals due to its high oil content making it burn like a candle, Amyris is used as a torch by the local fishermen and traders and also to make excellent furniture
Blends well with
Lavandin, Citronella, cedarwood and other woody oils
Cautions and comments
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising
Main chemical constituents
Caryophyllene, cadinene and cadinol
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.