or just Agar (from the Malay gaharu) is the resinous heartwood from
Aquilaria trees, large evergreens native to southeast Asia.
is commonly called Gaharu, Jinko, Aloeswood, Agarwood or Oud and is valued
in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, thus it is used for incense
or eaglewood is the most expensive wood in the world.
is the occasional product of two to four genera in the family Thymelaeaceae,
with Aquilaria agallocha , Aquilaria crassna and Aquilaria malaccensis the
best known species.
Extraction & distillation:
CO2 extract is a very viscous, very dark brown oil. It is non-sticky and can
be applied directly to the skin or can be thinned in jojoba oil. Water or
hydro distillation is one of the oldest and easiest methods being used for
the extraction of essential oils.
Agarwood oil distilling process is important as good quality output is
expensive on the back of techniques and individual experiences.
three popular Agarwood oil distilling processes. They are Water
Distillation, Steam Distillation, and Continuous Steam Distillation.
contrast to the production of absolute oils as described by Arctander, the
hydro distillation process through which Secretion are liberated skips the
middle step of washing the concrete with alcohol. Although by different
extraction processes, the absolute oil and the secretion both reveal the
heart of the original pure fragrance.
is the most rare and precious wood on the planet, prized for its rich,
wonderful and healing fragrance.
being extremely rare and often difficult to obtain, has it's value pegged at
1.5 times that of gold.
the smoke of fragrance created by the burning chips of Agarwood or pieces of
mix fragrant ingredients bind by sugar-syrup.
is a mystical resin which is used for meditation unlocking the subconscious
and balancing the life airs or chi.
has also been used in nearly every religious tradition around the world and
revered for thousands of years by many cultures as a treasured incense
has a very long history of use as a medicine, incense and aromatic oil. It
is a very complex, deeply woody fragrance, reminiscent of amber. The extract
is rarely used in western perfume production because of its prohibitive
price. However, connoisseurs of essential oils covet this scent.
International trade in agarwood is estimated at 6 million kilograms per year
but this does not include the trade of other agarwood products like oil and
incense. The value of agarwood re-exported from Singapore alone each year
has been estimated to exceed US$1.2 billion.
chips and flakes are the most common forms of agarwood in trade. Only 10-20%
of a large slab or piece of agarwood can be drawn into chips and flakes,
with the remainder sold as powder/dust or used for oil distillation.
Agarwood-producing species are found from India eastwards to the island of
New Guinea, including all Southeast Asian countries and north to Hainan
Island in southern China.
of raw agarwood powder are about 10% higher than those of chips of the same
grade of agarwood, taking into account the approximate 10% loss of weight
when grinding chips or pieces into powder.
traders expressed that the cost of agarwood oil is extremely high, and,
additionally, the price of agarwood oil from the countries of origin has
increased by about 300% in the past 10 years.
a well-developed but highly specialised traditional industry for fragrance
appreciation, which involves both the use of raw agarwood, as well as
processed forms, most commonly incense.
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