Agarwood essential oil, also known as OUD oil, is an extremely rare and precious oil extracted from trees in the Aquilaria family, which grow throughout northeastern India, Bhutan, and parts of southeast Asia. Miracle Botanicals agarwood oil comes from the Aquilaria Crassna species in Laos.Agarwood essential oil takes on a different aroma and character over time. Older distillations tend to be more smooth and sweet compared to the pungent aroma of a fresh distilled oil. This Agarwood essential oil was distilled in 2013.Agarwood essential oil is the result of a very unusual process. Normally, the heartwood of Aquilaria trees is light in color and doesn't have a strong aroma. However, when the wood is infected by a specific kind of mold, the tree produces an oleoresin as that saturates the wood as a defense mechanism, giving it a very dark color and the unique aroma. Even though it has a mythic status in many religions, agarwood oil is still relatively unknown in the West. It is quickly taking root among designer perfumes, but at the moment, most agarwood oil is still consumed in Japan and Saudi Arabia.Agarwood oil is one of the rarest and most expensive natural products in the world. A part of this is due to the small number of remaining trees that can produce this kind of oil, and another part is due to the complex and long-running process that's needed for the oil to be created. Not surprisingly, the market has become flooded by cheaper, synthetic imitations that hardly contain any actual agarwood extract.
Specific Benefits of Agarwood Essential Oil as follows:Clearing and strengthening the mind... Agarwood has long been used for spiritual purposes, and is mentioned in the sacred texts of all the major world religions. It illuminates the mind, strengthens concentration, and can clear the mind of negative or oppressive thoughts.
Aphrodisiac... Agarwood or oud oil is believed to be one of the most powerful natural aphrodisiacs, stoking passion and desire, releasing common sexual problems, and increasing natural playfulness and enjoyment. Relieving joint pain... Agarwood contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory substances that make it an ideal aid in case of chronic joint aches and pains.
Skincare... A tonic for the skin, agarwood oil helps repair damaged skin cells and prevents further damage caused by free radicals or sun exposure. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties, it is useful for a number of skin conditions, from wrinkles and age marks to rashes and burns.
Properties: Anaesthetic, Sedative, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac, Antimicrobial, Carminative
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: Unique aroma, Musty, Woody, Nutty
Blends with: Buddha Wood, Rose Otto, Muhuhu, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Cape Chamomile
Recipes We Love:Mysterious Natural Perfume:
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil2 drops Agarwood Essential Oil
10 drops Muhuhu Essential Oil
Relaxing Scented Bath Mix:
1 tsp. Rosehip Oil
2 drops Agarwood Essential Oil
5 drops Ylang Ylang
3 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the rosehip carrier oil before adding to the bathwater to make sure the essential oils dilute properly.
Miracle Skin Serum And Tonic:
1 oz. Argan Oil
4 drops Agarwood Essential Oil
4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
4 drops Cape Chamomile Essential Oil