Oud (Aquillaria agallocha) from India
Oud is the most unbelievably therapeutic essential oil there is. It has so many uses: physical, emotional, and spiritual, that it is difficult to even start discussing it. This magickal substance begins as a tree whose wood has been attacked by a specific fungus (a natural cycle). The fungus-infected wood is distilled into this precious substance known as Oud. The Agarwood tree grows in southern India and Southeast Asia.
To put it as simply as I can, smelling Oud opens and balances all your chakras at once. This sudden experience usually puts you out of your body briefly. Because of this effect, I do not let just anybody smell Oud when I am at an event. I must be convinced that the person is not on any other substance, and is properly grounded. I make people sit down and breathe before they smell Oud as it is truly a sacred experience.
I am happy to sell Oud by the drop, as it is so expensive.
This post is not medical advice and the information herein comes from personal experience, research, and folklore. If you believe you are ill, consult an M.D. Nothing in this post is meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any medical condition. Nothing in this post has been evaluated by the FDA.