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Oud Oil, Chips
Wellness / Daily Products / Religious and Cultural Usage
CHINA & N ASIA
Medicinal, Tea, Wellness
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or Medicinal Products / Wellness / Daily Products
Main stream perfumers as a base note in fragrances.
Agarwood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense, perfume, medicine, and distilled into oud oil, etc. The resin-embedded wood is valued in many cultures and religious purposes (eg. Middle East, China, Japan, India, etc).
One of the main reasons for the relative rarity and high cost of agarwood is the depletion of the wild resource about 6 - 7% of wild living agarwood trees of more than 50 years which will produce resin.
The current global market for agarwood is estimated to be in the range of USD 15-16 billion and is rapidly growing as the supply can barely meet 30% of the global demand.
Oud oil is a key ingredient in many mainstream luxury brand fragrances. The Oud content in each fragrance ranges from 0.6 to 8% depending on the strength of the Oud essence that the perfumer wishes to display within the character of the fragrance.
Oud is also used in 100's of Middle Eastern ranges and bespoke fragrances; as a base note fragrance for candles, incense sticks, soaps, and more recently face and body creams It can also be used raw, undiluted oil and applied to the body daily.
It is also used for medicinal purposes to treat:
Anti-inflammatory – Soothe skin irritation, calm cough due to inflammation of sensitive tissues in the airway
Antimicrobial activity – Fights bacteria that causes acne and bacteria
Antioxidants - Repair dead skin, making it glow
Anti-arthritic – Reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism
Diuretic qualities – Flush out uric acid and other toxins from the body
Relaxant properties – Promotes relief of tension and good sleep