Essential Oil Apothecary

Amyris 2010 Essential Oil


Some essential oils can’t even talk to me until they’ve done time. Amyris is one of those oils. When it arrives fresh distilled, it is more herbaceous, less sandalwood-ish and I’m not down with that. Like our patchouli, East Indian sandalwood and other base note oils, we buy what we can every other year or so and stick it in the back of the apothecary to age out. Amyris starts to find itself after about two years but my preference is for an aged Amyris after about five years. It knocks off the peppery notes and develops a complex, rich longer lasting oil. It also lends itself to use as an outstanding fixative in botanical perfumery blends. Amyris is from the citrus family although it is not a fruit bearing tree but it pairs well with citrus. I love irony like that of which there is plenty in the essential oil business.

Suggested uses: Blends well with any floral (lavender in particular) and citrus to create a beautiful well rounded blend. Amyris 2010 is excellent on its own for a less expensive sandalwood alternative.




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