Monday, January 7, 2013


Amyris Balsamifera also known as West Indian Sandalwood, Torchwood or Candlewood.  Steam Distilled from the  heart wood. Gentle, woody aroma,   reminiscent of resin oils like benzoin and it is often used as a perfume ‘fixative’ to extend the fragrant life of a blend.

CAUTIONS:  None, other than it's "kid safe" when diluted properly. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals.   

CHARACTER:   " Assured Comforter" Soothing, Grounding
ETHERIC COLOR: Light Yellow, Orange, Green
GEMS: Wood Agate, Chrysoprase, Citrine
PERFUME NOTE:  Middle to Base, Fixative
ASTRO:  Moon, Venus

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Warm, Comfort, Sensitive, Serene, Trusting, Harmony, Peace, Wise, Expressive, Meditative, Open, Insight, Calm, Relaxing to the nerves

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Stress, trauma, grief, tension, insomnia, exhaustion, irritability

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  wounds, influenza, coughs, muscle pain, infections, special affinity for skin problems

PROPERTIES: balsamic, muscle relaxant, emollient, antiseptic, lymphatic decongestant, expectorant, cardio-tonic, anti-inflammatory, insect repellant

PERSONALITY: (More of a Yin or feminine Sandalwood)
+ Serene and aware of emotions, and direction in life.
+Appears laid back, but can have underlying passionate emotion. Never out of control.
+Instinctively knows when something is missing or not right.
+Leaves no stone unturned in the search for truth.
+Serious, but able to laugh at themselves and others without malice.
+Supportive of others trying to pick up the threads of their lives.
+Tactile in a gentle sort of way depending on the mores of their culture.
+Brings Joy and Laughter to our hearts
+May long for the answer to life, appealing to the heavens to reveal a bit more.
+Make good healers, understanding humanity very well.
+ Self-assured, calming, especially good at comforting during trauma or grief.
++Good at any job that needs direct communication and ingenuity.  They make good artists, writers, psychologists, counselors, may also lean toward botany or archaeology. Naturally strong in the nurturing parenting skills.  Make good parents. 


Blends with other Woods, Resins,  Lavender, Citronella, Oak Moss, Citrus and Conifers

Contains up to 70% sesquiterpenes, cadinol, cadinene, caryphyllene, balsaminol, valerianol, courmarins, balsamferone, eudesmol, elemol.

1 comment:

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