How to make Agarwood @ Gaharu Pure Oils?
Posted June 19, 2009on:
Agarwood (or just Agar) is the resinous heartwood from Aquilaria trees, large evergreens native to southeast Asia. The trees occasionally become infected with mold and begin to produce an aromatic resin in response to this attack. As the infection grows, it results in a very rich, dark resin within the heartwood.
The resin is commonly called gaharu, jinko, aloeswood, agarwood, or oud (not to be confused with ‘Bakhoor’) and is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes.
One of the reasons for the relative rarity and high cost of agarwood is the depletion of the wild resource. Since 1995 Aquilaria malaccensis, the primary source, has been listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. In 2004 all Aquilaria species were listed in Appendix II; however, a number of countries have outstanding reservations regarding that listing.
High quality resin comes from a tree’s natural immune response to a fungal attack. It is commonly known as agarwood #1 (first quality). An inferior resin is created using forced methods where aquilaria trees are deliberately wounded, leaving them more susceptible to a fungal attack. This is commonly called agarwood #2. The grades are Super King, 4 Super, 3 Super, 2 Super, Super and A.
Characteristics of Agarwood
The cheapest Oud oil distilled from agarwood can cost as little as $20 per kilogram, while the finest Oud oils distilled from agarwood can cost as much as USD$7,000 per kilogram. Yves Saint Laurent uses Agarwood in perfume products, though Aloeswood/Oud oil is not commonly known in the Western world.
Please use Fresh & Natural Hill Water to clean the Agar-wood, dont used Chlorine Water pipe, Fresh Hill Water is to keep the Grade consistently.
* Location Hulu Yam, Selangor, Malaysia.
– 10 Kilogram of Agarwood (Origin: Kelantan, Malaysia)
– Use Fresh & Natural Hill Water to clean Agarwood.
Picture below shown Agarwood after been clean with Hill Water.
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