Agarwood Essential oil ThailandAquilaria crassna Pierre ex. Lecomte
Botanical family : Thymelaeaceae
Method of culture : Wildcrafted controlled
Part harvested : Wood
Harvest period :
INCI : Aquilaria agallocha stem extract
In the middle of the plant
Agarwood, a tree growing in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, is one of the most revered incenses for use in meditation, purifying the body and mind. Agarwood comes from the Arabic word al-oud, meaning “wood,” and is commonly called “oud wood.” It was also known as “aloe wood” and “eagle wood” in ancient times. The most common agarwood species are Aquilaria agallocha and Aquilaria crassna. The tree develops colorful, dense, and surprisingly aromatic formations wherever the tree has been attacked by a parasitic fungus. These formations are what have been used in perfumery since ancient times. This precious wood, with woody and animal notes, is a veritable olfactory treasure trove for perfume compositions, combining sensuality and strength.
Used for thousands of years in the Middle East and Asia, agarwood has been subject to excessive trade, leading to overexploitation and depletion of tree populations in its natural environment. Today, the sale of agarwood is regulated by CITES. Our 100% pure and natural agarwood essential oil comes from CITES-certified Aquilaria plantations in Laos.
|Method for obtaining||Hydrodistillation|
|Appearance||Pasty mass at room temperature|
|Constituents||Palmitic acid, beta caryophyllene, gamma eudesmol|
Advised uses : Perfumery