People surely love their essential oils. Otherwise, how would you explain the exorbitant prices that they are ready to shell out to get a vial of their favorite essential oil? The rarity, pleasant fragrances and medicinal values are the deciding factors as far as the worth of the essential oils are concerned. How much are you willing to pay to sniff your favorite one?
Presenting A List Of The 5 Most Expensive Essential Oils Found In The World:
Agarwood Essential Oil
Agarwood essential oil is also known as ‘Oud’ and is commonly termed as the most expensive oil in the world. Unlike others, this oil is not derived from any flower but from a tree, called Agarwood tree. Recently being introduced to New Zealand, this tree used to grow in only a few nations in the Asian continent. Sadly, this tree is an endangered species. Moreover, due to the high demand of its oil, the production and harvesting is done in an extremely controlled manner. The oil can be extracted from the tree’s trunk only when it is infected with a fungus otherwise not. This essential oil has been used since the biblical times in fragrances. Priced at $ 43 for 1 ml this oil has a deep and sweet odor.
Cannabis Flower Essential Oil
The reason for this essential oil to be pricey is due to the restricted production of cannabis plant. This oil is popularly used in making some sweet food items and fragrances. Other uses of cannabis flower essential oil include treatment of skin irritations, inflammation and female hormonal imbalances. People also use this oil as a diffuser to ease tension and get relaxation. One important thing is to never confuse cannabis flower essential oil with CBD oil and hemp oil, which are made using the stalk and seed of the same plant respectively. Those are cheaply available while the oil in discussion here costs $ 65 for 2 ml.
Frangipani Absolute Essential Oil
No doubt the rarity of this flower makes its essential oil to come up in the list of the most expensive oils in the world. The fact that the scent of the flower exceeds its beauty is overwhelming. Found only in the wild of Comoros Islands in France, Frangipani is mostly used to make perfumes. This essential oil worth $ 51 for 1 ml is great for inflammation and stress as well.
Tuberose Absolute Essential Oil
Priced at around $ 52 for a mere 1 ml, this oil smells lovely. Tuberose is mainly used in fragrances. However, it is commonly used in aromatherapy for having relaxing properties. While some people find the sweet floral smell of this essential oil as aphrodisiac, some other credit it for offering creative inspiration to them.
Champaca Absolute Essential Oil
This essential oil is a tried and tested way for centuries to relieve stress and depression in people. This is also used to treat headaches and vertigo. Nonetheless, Champaca is known for being a powerful aphrodisiac as well. Armed with rich, citrus and floral scent, one can get this essential oil by paying around $ 80 for 1 ml. Quite the price for such a negligible quantity!
The above are name of the most common essential oils used by people in the world. Some of the rarest of the rare name of essential oils are Beeswax Absolute, Genêt (Broom) Absolute and Coffee Flower. They serve a niche market.