Amyris (amyris balsamifera) is antiseptic, balsamic (a soothing medicine), and sedative. It is often used as a substitute for Sandalwood, as Sandalwood can be quite costly for some.
Amyris has a soothing, relaxing effect on the nerves, alleviates stress, nervous tension and irritability, and aids sleep.
Amyris is a very handy oil to have if you're a candlemaker, soap maker, or perfumer, as this would be an ideal substitute in recipes that call for Sandalwood: it acts as a good fixative and gives a longer lasting, base note scent. Blends well with other wood oils, Cedarwood, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Citronella.
Aromatherapy/Home Use example:
As an insect repellant, mix equal drops of Amyris, Citronella, Lemongrass and Cedarwood into a bottle. Add a few drops into a diffuser to keep bugs away, or add to some candles and place around your patio or BBQ area, or add a few drops to alcohol/water and spritz onto skin (check for sensitivities).
Safety: Nontoxic, nonirritant, nonsensitizing.