Essential Oil – Sandalwood (W. Indies)




Name: West Indies Sandalwood also known as Amyris
Species: Amyris balsamifera
Method: Steam distillation
Note Classification: Base
Scent: Musky, woody & warm
Colour: Pale yellow
Family: Rutaceae
Extracted From: Wood, branches.
Region: Haiti
Historical: Local fisherman and traders call it “candlewood” because of its high oil content and common use as a torch.
Of Interest: Sometimes called Amyris or West Indian Rosewood, not to be confused with East Indies Sandalwood (Santalum Album).
Aromatherapy Uses:  Muscle cramps. Bronchitis. Rashes. Spasms.
Blends well with : Cedarwood, citronella and woody oils.
Safety Data: Non toxic