Agarwood essential oil (Aquilaria malaccensis or Aquilaria crassna) is rare and expensive. It's a very thick oil that also goes by other names, including aloeswood, eaglewood, kyara, oud, or oudh.
Wild agarwood trees are endangered but sustainable plantations grow the trees. If you buy this oil, make sure it's from a sustainable source.
Plant family: Thymelaeaceae
Production: Steam distilled from wood infected with a particular type of mold. The tree reacts to the mold by producing a dark, scented resin that's absorbed by the wood.
Aroma: Bittersweet, woody.
Perfume/Aromatic note: Base. The essential oil is often used in high-end perfumes.
Is agarwood safe to use during pregnancy? Consult a professional.
Is agarwood essential oil safe for children? For kids age 2+, according to Eden's Garden. Consult a professional for details.
Cautions: Because agarwood oil is one of the rarest and most expensive oils, it's frequently adulterated.
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art: In ayurveda, agarwood is primarily used as a religious incense. The oil is a bitter digestive tonic that relieves indigestion. The essential oil is also a skin tonic and useful for easing joint, muscle, and nerve pain.
Salvatore Battaglia: Agarwood may help alleviate anxiety, nervous tension, and restlessness. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the cooling nature of this essential oil suggests it calms the Heart and soothes agitated Shen. The scent is spiritually elevating and reminds us that we are not alone on our journey.
Aromatics: Agarwood can deepen a sense of personal awareness and is a great choice for meditation and perfumes. The oil also helps soothe ongoing stress, while inspiring strength and clarity. To release cycles of worry and encourage deep, restorative rest, make a roll-on blend of agarwood in jojoba oil and use before going to bed.
Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Agarwood is a catalyst for introspection, revelation, and deep wisdom. The oil supports the second and fifth chakras. The oil's vibration helps the mind perceive circumstance and environment as a whole and also promotes open-mindedness and positive boundaries. This balancing essential oil helps you take inventory of your personal reality with the intention to understand your emotions.
Use the essential oil to support communication, effective listening, and expression and also to purify inharmonious emotional states, access timeless wisdom, and support artistic expression.The oil also supports wholeness in mantra, prayer, and meditation practices.
Floracopeia: Agarwood oil is hypnotic, calming, and meditative. In both Chinese and ayurvedic medicine, the oil is pungent, bitter, and warming and may help relieve pain and nausea.
Healing In The Bible With Essential Oil: Agarwood is uplifting and may help relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. The fragrance is grounding and useful for meditation and may work as an aphrodisiac. The oil may also help relieve menstrual problems, nervous tension, and skin problems.
To use agarwood on your skin, make a 1% dilution by blending 6 drops of the essential oil into 2 tablespoons high-quality carrier oil. Use this blend as a body oil, facial serum, or cologne. (Eden's Garden)
Grounding Roll-on Blend
Mix together all the oils in a glass bowl. Pour into a roll-on bottle. Label. Use as needed. Source: JennScents
Inhaler Meditation Blend
wick in the inhaler. Drop essential oils onto the wick. Put on the end
cap. To use, place under nose and inhaler the aroma.
Source: Loving Essential Oils
Relaxing Bath Blend
Blend all ingredients. Stir blend into bath water.
Source: Miracle Botanicals