Arabic Attar Dehn al Oud ( Agarwood )
Agarwood : This is a large evergreen tree, 18-21
meters, sometimes up to 40 meters in height, 1.5-2.5 meters in
girth, moderately straight with an often fluted stem. The leaves are
5-9 cm. long, thinly coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, and the flowers
are white, green, or dirty yellow in terminal sessile or shortly
peduncled, umbellate cymes.
The scent that most are familiar with is obtained by water
distillation from the oleoresin / wood only after this tree has been
infected with a fungal infection. Non-infected trees do not produce
the highly fragrant oil or wood. This tree is found in various
Southeast Asian forests, Bangladesh, Bengal, Bhutan, Burma, China,
Vietnam and Cambodia. The scent is reminiscent of vetiver and
sandalwood and is extremely long-lasting.
It is important for us to note that the infected tree must be at
least 50 years old to produce the oil.
Also Known As -Aloes Wood, Eaglewood, Oud, Ud, Gaharu, Wood Aloe.
Properties - Relieves spasm and epilepsy, inhibits the central
nervous system, antibiotic, relieves pain, calming, anti-asthmatic.
It is non-sticky and can be applied directly to the skin or can be
thinned in jojoba oil. This is one of the most precious and
expensive of essential oils and is truly amazing. It should be
experienced by any connoisseur of essential oils. You only need to
use a tiny amount of this oil at a time; be prepared for the slow
release of its aroma over the next 12 hours. There is no other known
oil that is this tenacious.
Blends with - The warming, balancing, purifying, deep woodsy, and
transcendent qualities of this most unique oil blends well with
Carnation, Geranium, and Sandalwood.