This precious oil is not available as a complimentary sample. To sample before purchasing a larger size, we recommend selecting a 0.5mL or 1mL sample. This essential oil is ineligible for discounts.
Our new Agarwood (Oud) Private Reserve essential oil is an exquisite and scarce Agarwood oil from the first distillation (Grade I) of naturally occurring dark resinous Aquilaria crassna heartwood. The most premiere quality Agarwood (Oud) comes from the first distillation. It is referred to as Grade I. Trat is Thailand’s easternmost province, located about 315 kilometers from Bangkok, and is the origin of this Private Reserve Agarwood oil. This small province borders Cambodia with the Khao Banthat mountain range, forming a natural boundary between the two countries. Thailand is known for producing extremely high quality agarwood oil. With the efficacy of this Grade I Agarwood oil unmistakable and undeniable; needless to say, we guarantee its authenticity and sublime aromatic quality. The viscosity of this specimen is exceptionally thick, much like molasses, with a dark reddish brown color.
The family producing this oil has been growing and distilling agarwood for generations, dating back over 100 years, being passed on in a father-to-son lineage manner. Their vast landholding has young and up to over 100 years old trees and is from where this exquisite oil noted as 'Private Reserve' originates. Their cultivation method is 100% organic but does not have organic certification. The difference between this oil and others obtained from trees on the plantation is that this oil was produced from an older tree present on the plantation for 75 years and not manually inoculated. While some of their trees are manually inoculated, as is the case with other agarwood plantations, older trees (35+ years) are left to grow as Mother Nature intended. Every year, more trees are planted. Over the past century this plantation has grown to encompass over 200,000 trees across the broad landscape of their 400 acre land.
One must exercise caution when purchasing Agarwood oil due to inferior oil production from lighter colored wood of the aquilaria tree in unscrupulous attempts to meet demand. True Agarwood oil from dark, 75-year resin embedded aquilaria heartwood is currently a treasured find. After meeting with the owner in Thailand during a trip there in Nov-Dec 2021 it was apparent the most precious of all the oils presented for my consideration was this one, aged 12 years since distillation in 2010. The very best was requested and this one unequivocally met with all expectations and is worthy of Private Reserve classification, a name it already earned when the producer introduced it during my trip. The producer of this, and our other agarwood oils, continues to cultivate heirloom species of agarwood from the local region in the area along the Thai-Cambodian border.
Whether making perfume, incense, anointing or spiritual blends Agarwood (Oud) imparts a unique, mysterious, luxurious aroma. This Agarwood essential oil has an extremely tenacious, deep and resonating character that Oud aficionados seek. This essential oil simply fails to disappoint and is an olfactory delight for adding refinement and opulence to fine perfume bouquets and accords.
A study involving the screening of anticancer activity from agarwood essential oil concluded that "based on the simple screening procedures (cell viability assay and cell attachment assay) as well as cytotoxicity assay (SRB assay), AEO was observed to possess anticancer activity towards MCF-7 breast cancer cells. The findings offer evidence to further support the traditional uses of AEO to treat inflammatory related diseases. As such, this warrants further research to investigate the mechanism of actions of the AEO for better understanding and positioning of the essential oil as potential remedy for cancer." Go to complete article.
Although Agarwood has clear aromatherapy benefits, its costly nature is prohibitive to most except connoisseurs and collectors, after all, this is an oil that has no expiry date and continues to age as time goes by. We sourced this rare essential oil because of repeated requests from our Agarwood aficionados and fine perfume artisan customers. If you have never had the opportunity to experience this luxurious oil you owe it to yourself to try a sample size, you are guaranteed to be captivated by its exotic animalic, woody aroma further touched by resinous, dark tobacco-like and sweet caramel notes!
Agarwood Facts: Also known as Oud, Aloeswood, Agar, Oudh, and Oodh, premium Agarwood oil is the result of the aquilaria tree becoming infected with a type of mold. In normal growth, the heartwood of the aquilaria tree is relatively light, pale colored and barely aromatic. Only after the mold invades the heartwood and progresses does the tree then produce a dark aromatic resin in a defensive response to the parasitical mold attack. The result of the naturally occurring defensive mechanism culminates with the heartwood becoming very dense, dark, and resin embedded. The parasitical infection and subsequent decomposition is a very slow process that can take several hundred years in natural habitat.
Pure Agarwood oil from wild harvest is extremely rare and quite expensive. Mass indiscriminate tree harvesting for precious Agarwood oil production, particularly over the past thirty years, severely depleted natural resources. The demand for high quality Agarwood by fine perfumeries and the negligence in replanting resulted in premium quality wildcrafted Agarwood oil becoming extremely rare. Ecologically sound practices have been established by plantations to replant, allowing trees to grow to maturity, but as you can imagine this is also a slow and arduous task.
One must exercise caution when purchasing Agarwood oil due to inferior oil production from lighter colored wood of the aquilaria tree in unscrupulous attempts to meet demand.
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Aromatherapy use: Stimulant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, diuretic, antimicrobial, carminative (flatulence), febrifuge (lowers fever), digestive, bronchial
Spiritual use: Provides motivation and devotion to meditation. Facilitates communication with the transcendent. Removes impurities. Expels negative energies. Creates natural order in your sacred living areas. Opens the crown chakra and the pineal. Helps the natural flow of Qi.
General use: Natural incense, formulation of alluring and sensual massage oil, perfume, bath and body products, spa treatment oils and creams, meditation aromatic and meditation blends
Contraindications: None known.