Agarwood is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria evergreens trees native to southeast Asia when they become infected by a parasitic fungus (Phialophora parasiticau00a0and others). Prior to infection, the heartwood is odourless, relatively light and pale coloured; as the infection progresses, the infected tree produces dark, aromatic oleoresin to rid itself of the fungus which saturates the wood. This resin rich wood is then distilled to obtain the rare, highly coveted Agarwood Essential Oil.
Revered and esteemed by many cultures, Agarwood is an exquisite addition to the natural perfumer's palette and is often used in sacred oil blends and for ceremonial anointing. It is often used as a base note in perfume blends as it provides depth and balance to the overall aromatic profile. Agarwood Oil is a superb fixative for massage oils, bath and body products, natural perfume blends, and an excellent base to expand upon for any of your own creations. Working as a powerful emollient, its chemical composition allows it to penetrate the skin deeply to deliver a robust dose of moisture. Its gentle astringent properties also make Oud Oil the perfect, gentle toner. It also tightens skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while soothing skin with calming compounds that even out tone and leave skin renewed and refreshed.
Emotionally and energetically, Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is often used to help manage situational anxiety and depression. This essential oil can help remove harmful energy, encourage mental clarity, and support greater personal awareness. The captivating scent of Agarwood Oil is also associated with aphrodisiac properties, stimulating passion and romantic feelings.
Nature In Bottle certify that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.
Nature In Bottle certify that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.
Nature In Bottle also declares that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide
Nature In Bottle can approve that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle confirm that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
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Nature In Bottle declare that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.
Furthermore, Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.
Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.(Download Declaration)
Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil.(Download Declaration)
Nature In Bottle certify that Agarwood (Oud) Essential Oil is compliant with the Senate Bill S4389B An Act to Amend the Environmental Conservation Law, in Relation to Prohibiting Household Cleansing Products, Cosmetic Products and Personal Care Products that Contain 1,4-Dioxane, which limits the trace concentration of 1,4-dioxane to 1 ppm.(Download Declaration)
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"Child Labor" refers to work performed by someone under 15 years of age, as set forth in the International Labor Organization (ILO) Minimum Age Convention No. 138 (unless local minimum age law stipulates a higher age for work or mandatory schooling, in which case the higher age would apply).