Latin Name:  Aquilaria malaccensis

Part of Plant:  Fungus infected wood

Country of Origin:  Cambodia

Method of Production:  Steam Distillation


Agarwood oil, also known as Oud or Aloeswood oil, is very rare and one of the most expensive essential oils in existence.  It is very unique in that it is produced from the heartwood of several species of Aquilaria in the Thymelaeaceae botanical family that have become infected with a type of fungi when the trees have become wounded or damaged in some way.  It is only the wood of these infected trees that is sought after for several uses including to produce essential oil.  


The wood itself has been used throughout history as an incense for religious ceremonies. The essential oil, known for its very long lasting scent, has been used as a base note in high end perfumery.  Some would even say that its addition can make a blend quite sensual. It can also be diffused to create a grounding and relaxing atmosphere.


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.



If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy



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