Agarwood pressed oil is a phrase that is no longer strange to everyone in this technological age. But there are articles and misconceptions about this cheap agarwood segment that make you shy and confused. Therefore, today I continue to write down my limited knowledge so that everyone can have a more accurate view of this product line.
1. What is Agarwood(Oud) oil pressed?
In terms of the simplest and most basic, pressed agarwood is a product made from a block of wood containing a very small amount of agarwood or nothing in the wood, which is put in a pressure cooker and cooked with agarwood resin. smell.
Depending on the quality and requirements of buyers and sellers, this "agarwood resin" will have its own recipe to cook into a batch of different oil pressed agarwood.
Agarwood oil resin as a condiment can be 100% agarwood oil extracted from the tree and then pressed into the wood. It can also be the amount of mixing ratio keeping Do Bau oil with Do Day, Sweet Do, Do Dan oil and worse, just cooking olive oil.
2. Mistakes you think about it
2.1 Agarwood oil pressed is FAKE
This is a rather controversial concept...
An oil-pressed agarwood product is really good if "the ingredients are all taken from natural agarwood" and the SELLER must tell the truth of the item, sell the correct value of such an item and the information provided to it. The customer is correct and genuine.
The rest is the customer's way of selecting the products they want to buy, to suit their preferences, budget and desires.
2.2 Agarwood pressed oil used will have no effect.
Agarwood itself is an extremely effective oriental medicine in the treatment of gas problems because agarwood has a hot nature that will regulate and cure many diseases.
Agarwood oil is like cooking medicinal herbs, the essence of agarwood has been condensed and pressed deep into the wood fibers, long-term wearing of agarwood essence through the skin is more or less good. (some people are concerned about cooking with alcohol, but in fact, when the finished product is left in the air, the alcohol is very volatile and dissolved)
The fragrance from pressed agarwood also spreads to the surrounding space, also creating a good aroma.
2.3 The oil-pressed agarwood ring has no feng shui value.
In fact, feng shui is from the heart, whoever you wear a wooden string will have the effect of bringing peace.
Bracelets with round beads are feng shui items that center the user, if the mind is at peace, everything will be favorable and good.
So there's nothing better than wearing a beautiful wooden chain that smells good. Because it's CHEAP, definitely more than the natural product.
2.4 Wearing a bracelet Agarwood pressed oil is not good for health.
This is true if you wear a chemically pressed agarwood ring. Often these rings are pressed with olive oil along with chemicals to create odors, the smell is very unpleasant.
In quality Agarwood oil pressed products, you will feel the deep sweet aroma, not harsh along with the smell of hybrid with Chinese herbal medicine because just like traditional Chinese medicine, it must be sharp to get the core.
The high "medicine" of agarwood is compressed and used, when it comes in contact with the skin, it will penetrate more or less good for health, along with the aroma emitted to create a pleasant feeling, effectively reducing stress.
3. Method and process of making Agarwood oil pressed.
Raw materials to form must have Do embryo, Agarwood resin, high pressure cooking pot to press the oil deep into the wood grain.
In the market, there are two main types of embryos, namely Do Bau and Do Dan, the higher the porosity, the better the absorption and absorption rate.
The Do Bau seed embryo is pressed into the air by the agarwood oil.
In order to save the amount of oil seeping into the wood, the Do embryos must be trimmed, sharpened, and rounded to the closest to the shape of the final product.
The workpiece must choose areas where there is no string, no wood knots, these places are often difficult to absorb oil because of the hard grain, the density of oil holes is narrow, so it will not create a uniform oil penetration making the product The product is not beautiful (If you choose the right wood eye embryos to cook, you will also produce very unique and beautiful products).
3.2 Agarwood (Oud) resin.
Agarwood resin is extracted from crushed agarwood embryos and trimmed agarwood chips. It is then pureed to make it easier to drain the oil.
Do Bau, Do Day, Do Ngot, Do Dam or whatever, only the most effective way to extract oil is to soak it in alcohol, because it is also a very effective oil-dissolving agent, it will pull essential oils and even oil.
Agarwood powder is used to extract agarwood oil.
After soaking for a while, the alcohol can be settled and the mixture can be soaked in alcohol, a dough can be soaked in oil for 2 to 3 times.
The oil-containing alcohol solution will then be reheated to obtain a concentrated agar resin, the alcohol will be evaporated and condensed to continue using for the next time.
3.3 Pressure cooker.
There are two types of pressure cookers used: pressure cookers to collect oleoresin and pressure cookers to press oleoresin into the wood grain.
Pressure cooker is used to cook and press Agarwood oil into agarwood.
Pressure cookers can be heated by fire or by electricity. Using a pressure cooker that cooks with fire is extremely dangerous, can explode because the pot is a mixture of tar, alcohol, and agarwood.
If the pressure cooker fails to float, the alcohol can vaporize, causing a high explosion. Electric pressure cookers greatly reduce the risk of fire and explosion.
3.4 Cooking Agarwood
Diluted petroleum resin with alcohol + agarwood ingots into the pressure cooker and tighten it. Maintain heat and depending on the oil penetration into the wood at will, the cook can cook for a few hours to a few days.
The longer the cooking time, the better the pressure is maintained and the deeper the oil penetration. In addition, it is possible to add more gas to create great pressure to shorten the cooking process, but this requires a good quality pressure cooker along with an understanding of pressure, along with understanding and experience.