Precious and incredibly rare, Oud is an extraordinary oil sure to make an impression.
Harvested from the wood of infected Agarwood trees, Oud is highly esteemed for its unrivaled aroma.
As you inhale, savor the bitter-sweet, leathery, animalic notes of what is known as the “Wood of the gods.” Oud alone makes the perfect men’s cologne. Steam distilled, Oud is an exquisite addition to almost any blend that is both grounding and relaxing.
Edens Garden's pure, 100% natural Oud- Agarwood essential oil contains no synthetic ingredients, fragrances, fillers or toxic chemicals. Our Oud- Agarwood essential oil is ethically and sustainably sourced and GC/MS batch-tested to ensure its quality, safety and effectiveness.
Botanical Name: Aquilaria crassna
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Wood
Blends Well With: Blends well with almost anything. Use drop-by-drop technique
Aroma: Bitter-sweet woody with animalic notes and a leather character.
Color: Dark Brown
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: Indefinite
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Oud essential oil is the product of an infected Agarwood tree from Southeast Asia that has been distilled to produce rare and precious oil. Its aroma has been coveted for centuries making it popular in high-end perfumes. Since antiquity, it has been used as incense to calm the mind and create a meditative environment. This rare product is so prized that professional Agarwood collectors exist to find and market the highest quality Oud.
- Oud oil has found its way into high-end perfume and fragrance for its luxurious, rich and unrivaled aroma. For centuries, Oud has been used for its grounding and calming properties which work to relax and restore the mind. One whiff and the mind is instantly at ease allowing only peaceful, tranquil thoughts to enter. When diffused, it can create a meditative and prayerful environment. In some cultures, it is also used for its carminative and diuretic properties.
- Oud oil is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Still, it is described as having an earthy, leather-like aroma with warm animalic notes. Oftentimes, it is paired with other prized aromatics such as Neroli, Osmanthus and Tobacco. Its infectious aroma can soothe and transport the mind in just one whiff.
- Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) essential oil is synonymous with Oud essential oil. Both refer to oil produced from the wood of infected Agarwood trees that have been carefully steam distilled. These trees are commonly found and prized in South and East Asia. So prized in fact that high-quality infected heartwood from Agarwood trees sold for as much as $100,000/kg in 2010.
- Oud oil does offer some benefits to the skin, including skin nourishment and healing. To use Oud on your skin, dilute to 1% by combining 6 drops of Oud and 1 oz of high-quality carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut oil. This mixture can be used as a facial serum, body oil or cologne when applied to pulse points. For added skin nourishment, add a few drops of pure vitamin E oil to the mixture.
- Oudh in English is referred to as Oud, Agarwood and also aloeswood. In Arabic, Oud refers to a rod, stick or thin piece of wood because Oud is often sold in markets in the Middle East as sticks and pieces of wood to be burnt as incense. Oud is also the name of a type of Arabic stringed instrument with a short, thin neck. In Cambodia where Oud is commonly produced, it’s known as “chann crassna.”
- The best and highest quality Oud oil is produced in South and East Asia, from countries such as Cambodia and Thailand, where the Agarwood tree is native. At Edens Garden, we offer sustainably sourced, 100% pure Oud oil from distillers in Thailand. The oil is then GC/MS tested and analyzed by third-party essential oil chemists and our team of in-house aromatherapists for quality and purity. From there, we perform organoleptic, refractive index, optical rotation and specific gravity tests to further guarantee quality and purity.
- Oud oil can effectively be used in an essential oil diffuser. For use in an ultrasonic water diffuser, add 10 drops of Oud per 100 ml of water. If you’re using a passive diffuser such as the Bloom Ceramic Diffuser, add 5 drops to the top of the diffuser and an additional 5 drops to the inner wick. For on-the-go use add 1-2 drops in the Mio Mist Diffuser or 10-15 drops in the Essential Oil Inhaler. Lastly, because Oud is thick it may need to be mixed with a thinner oil before use in a nebulizing diffuser.
- Oud oil is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before – once you smell it, you won’t forget it. Perfumers describe Oud as having an earthy, leather-like aroma with warm animalic notes. Oftentimes, it is paired with other prized aromatics that work to augment its aroma such as Neroli, Osmanthus and Tobacco. With just one whiff, its heavenly aroma can soothe and transport the mind.
- Oud’s warm, woodsy, leather-like and earthy aroma has been prized for centuries and for good reason. In fact, the Bible speaks of aloes, a synonym for Oud, as being an ingredient in anointing oil in Psalm 45:8. Due to Agarwood’s rarity and distinguished aroma, today wearing Oud oil is still a symbol of wealth and prestige much like it was in days of yore. Its aroma has also been said to have aphrodisiac properties and can be used alone as a personal aroma.
- Due to the slow, inconsistent production of Oud oil and its high demand and rarity, Oud oil can be expensive. What’s more, Edens Garden’s Oud essential oil is of the highest quality and purity available. Oud oil is produced from the wood of infected Agarwood trees. The wood becomes infected by a mold that forms when Ambrosia beetles feed on the tree’s wood and oil. In response to infection, the Agarwood tree produces a resin to stop the spread of disease. Agarwood harvesters then work to carefully cultivate this infection process over many years before the Agarwood is ready for oil production.
- Oud is one of the most expensive natural aromatics on the market, and it’s no wonder why. Its unrivaled aroma is like nothing you’ve experienced and something you’ll never forget. Perfumers describe Oud as having an earthy, leather-like aroma with warm animalic notes. Oftentimes, it is paired with other prized aromatics that work to augment its aroma such as Neroli, Osmanthus and Tobacco. With just one whiff, its heavenly aroma can soothe and transport the mind.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
RELAX: Diffuse Oud in a diffuser and allow its warm, grounding aroma to relax both mind and body.
COLOGNE: Add 5 drops of Oud in a 10 ml roll-on bottle and top off with Sesame carrier oil.
MEDITATE: The ancient aroma of Oud has been used in religious rituals to promote focus and centeredness for centuries. Inhale Oud using a personal inhaler to improve meditation.
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