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PACKAGING: 11,3 ml. bottle
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Amyris balsamifera (Rutacee)

Type: Organic (CE certification 009577-2015)
Origin: Haiti

Also known as West Indian Sandalwood and often confused with Santalum album (Indian sandalwood), Amyris balsamifera is a plant that's native to the wooded regions of Haiti, where it's commonly known as "torchwood" thanks to its high oil content, the wood burns slowly, like a candle. Amyris balsamifera is a small, shrub-like tree that's commonly found on mountain slopes. It has an aromatic bark, dense foliage and attractive white flowers.


The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the shredded bark and twigs. Results are better with seasoned wood. The oil is thick, pale yellow or near colourless, with a subtle woody fragrance that's reminiscent of sandalwood. It combines well with oakmoss absolute, woody oils and the essential oils of: Agarwood, Cedar, Citronella, Lavender, Nutmeg and Ylang-ylang.

(according to
popular herbalist tradition)

Amyris balsamifera is prized as a cabinetmaker's wood, and for centuries has been used by Caribbean fishermen as a natural torch.

The essential oil of Amyris balsamifera is a non-irritating substance with anti-septic, restorative, emollient and sedative properties.

It has long been used as a fixative in soaps and perfumes, and in cosmetics as a cheaper alternative to sandalwood oil.

NB : further product information (composition, declaration of conformity etc.) can be found in the
package insert.


100% natural, pure essential oil of certified organic origin (CE certification 009577-2015) in glass vial (11.3 ml, 0.40 fl. oz.); this product, also suitable for food use based on EC regulation 1334/2008, is totally free of stabilizing agents, fixatives, pesticides, GMOs and gamma ray treatment (including products in the semi-finished state).

As indicated in the declaration of conformity, the selected and processed raw materials used in the production of this essential oil are of certified organic origin. This guarantees that the raw materials are produced by a farming system which imposes stringent controls on the use of fertilizers and pest control. The aim: to safeguard harvests, protect the environment and promote the development of sustainable agriculture.

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