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Agarwood Essential Oil

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From Japan to Indonesia and from India to Vietnam, Living Libations Agarwood Essential Oil is the aspiration held in every perfumer’s palm. This ravishingly rare, exquisitely exclusive oil is extracted from the resin-soaked heartwood of aromatic Agarwood trees. The otherworldly fragrance that is unleashed when resin meets wood is second only to the body and spirit benefits of this sought-after elixir.

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Regular Price: US $130.00

Special Price: US $117.00


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Totally addicted!

I'm very glad I bought the undiluted Agarwood, I'm totally addicted and in love with Agar anyway but I much prefer the scent and feel of this one and it also seems to evolve differently on the skin. It'll definitely be the one I'll be buying again and again in future!

A blessing

Thank you Nadine for sourcing such a profound, sacred, extraordinary oil - I'm on my second bottle and cannot imagine living without it. It's interesting how the scent can differ between one bottle to the next, like rare wine vintages I guess but it's almost incidental compared to the EFFECT it has ...well it's like a great, strong, wise hand setting me calmly and firmly into the centre of being, away from 'thoughts of imaginary things' and into the self where personal and divine presence are one. I am so thankful that your calling helps preserve and protect such ancient treasures and brings them back into our lives.

Details

Botanical Name: Aquilaria agollocha

Family: Thymelaeaceae

Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Part of Plant Distilled: Oleoresin-saturated heartwood

Country of Origin: India

Cultivation Method: Organic

Scent Description: Deep, complex notes of rich resin and woodsy wonder.

Blends well with: Sandalwood, Neroli, Frankincense, Myrrh, Jasmine, Rose Otto, Lemon, Bergamot, Vetiver, Patchouli, Orris Root, Lime, Palo Santo, and Ylang.

Uses: In amorous aromatic blends and baths to relax and uplift. As an angelic perfume and ceremonial spritz. Sacred scented baths.

 

Aroma aficionados, take heed! Our Agarwood Essential Oil is rich, rare and perfectly precious. Extracted from the ancient heartwood of Indian Aquillaria agollocha, Agarwood is an ancient tree elixir that is revered for its reach-to-the-heavens aroma. These special trees are endangered in parts of the world, so we are sure to have sourced from cultivated Indian groves, which protects the wild, freestanding Agarwood from being cut down. In Ayurveda, Agarwood oil was used for its cosmic-connecting scent, its calm-collective powers, and its ability to conjure receptive states of being.

 

In ancient India, Agarwood Essential Oil was used to create incense, perfumes, and Ayurvedic pastes. Agarwood was also used in many ways to the benefit the skin. Alternately known as Oud, Oudh, Agar, Eaglewood, and Aloeswood, Agarwood is mentioned throughout ancient religious texts. The Buddha stated that the scent of Agarwood was the scent of Nirvana (Heaven). The Prophet Mohammad also connected Agarwood with Heaven, predicting that those who entered Paradise would “glitter like the full moon” as they gathered around “aloes-wood” trees.

 

 

“And so he would now study perfumes and the secrets of their manufacture, distilling heavily scented oils and burning odorous gums from the East. He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris that stirred one’s passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champa that stained the imagination; and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots and scented, pollen-laden flowers; of aromatic balms and of dark and fragrant woods; of spikenard, that sickens; of hovenia, that makes men mad; and of aloeswood [agarwood], that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul.”

 ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

“The men and women of the city, arrayed in spotless raiment and anointed with fragrant sandalwood paste, wore precious necklaces, flower garlands and jeweled ornaments, and their opulent homes were filled with the aroma of agar.” ~ Bhagavata Purana

Ingredients

Botanical Name: Aquilaria agollocha

Family: Thymelaeaceae

Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Part of Plant Distilled: Oleoresin-saturated heartwood

Country of Origin: India

Cultivation Method: Organic

Scent Description: Deep, complex notes of rich resin and woodsy wonder.

Blends well with: Sandalwood, Neroli, Frankincense, Myrrh, Jasmine, Rose Otto, Lemon, Bergamot, Vetiver, Patchouli, Orris Root, Lime, Palo Santo, and Ylang.

Uses: In amorous aromatic blends and baths to relax and uplift. As an angelic perfume and ceremonial spritz. Sacred scented baths.