Sandalwood Amyris Essential OilAmyris Balsamifera Bark Oil
Sandalwood amyris essential oil, sometimes called West Indian sandalwood essential oil, is steam distilled from the bark of the West Indian sandalwood tree.
West Indian sandalwood grows mainly in a mountainous region of Haiti and the wood was traditionally used as torches by the local population as the high oil content of the wood allowed it to burn longer than other trees.
The West Indian sandalwood is harvested by local farmers and is dried for a year before being steam distilled into this beautiful essential oil, which has to be left to mature for a number of months to reach its full potential.
On first opening the bottle, you may be surprised not to smell a great deal, however take a little out and rub it between your fingers (unless you have sensitive skin!) and the scent will develop into a beautiful woody, sweet scent that will enchant your senses.