Botanical name Pinus succinefera fossil
Processing Method Steam Distillation
Color/Consistency A pale lemon yellow with medium consistency.
Aroma Amber essential oil does not have any aroma on its own, but is usually combined with oils that do, such as sandalwood, frankincense or cedarwood.
Blends With Orange, Frankincense Lemon, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood.
Amber essential oil is quite unique in the world of essential oils, because it is derived from amber, which is the hardened resin of ancient trees, sometimes hundreds of millions of years old. Pure amber essential oil is extremely expensive – a few hundred dollars per ounce – so most varieties on the market are a combination of amber resin and other carrier oils or essential oils. Therefore, when using this oil, it is important to see what other ingredients are included, to prevent any negative side effects or allergic reactions. Amber essential oil does not have any aroma on its own, but is usually combined with oils that do, such as sandalwood, frankincense or cedarwood. The numerous benefits of this oil blend come from the various compounds in these ingredients, including succinic acid, sesquiterpenes, incensole, alpha-cedrene, widdrol and thujopsene, all of which can have effects on human health.
Amber is discussed by Theophrastus in the 4th century BC, and again by Pytheas whose work "On the Ocean" is lost, but was referenced by Pliny the Elder, according to whose The Natural Hisstory is a book about the whole of the natural world in Latin by Pliny the Elder, a Roman author and naval commander who died in 79 AD.
It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire to the modern day and purports to cover all ancient knowledge. The work's subject area is thus not limited to what is today understood by natural history Pliny himself defines his scope as "the natural world, or life"
There are a number of potential side effects to using amber essential oil:-