They are used in aromatherapy in various forms, to improve mood, treat various health problems and in cosmetics. Put a few drops in your favorite bath and enjoy yourself in beautiful aromas that will revitalize you. Essential oils can also be used with scented candles or as a fragrance for your interior. They are also used for massage. These amazing oils are extracts from aromatic plants obtained from flowers, dried buds, leaves, stems, bark, vegetable resins, seeds, fruits. Various methods are used such as distillation, extraction. We already wrote about some of them in our blog but now we want to present to you some of the best quality and most expensive essential oils on the market. Enjoy the journey and learn more about these beautiful natural products:
The Most Expensive Essential Oils
1. Rose Essential Oil
This is one of the most famous and valuable oils in the world. In order to get one kilogram of these precious substances, it takes four tons of roses. No other herb in history has caused more sighs than the official queen of all flowers – rose. Its oil is obtained by distillation of fresh petals with water vapor and contains over three components, of which the most common are citronellol, geraniol, nerol, phenylethanol and stearoptene. Learn more about one of this lovely herb in the following article: Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose)
2. Agarwood Oil
Agarwood oil, also known as Oud oil, Aloeswood oil, and by other names, depending on the location, is an extremely rare and valuable natural oil obtained from several species of Agarwood (Aquilaria sp.) Trees. It originates from northeastern India, Bhutan and parts of Southeast Asia – in particular, Vietnam and Cambodia – the Philippines and Indonesia, including Papua New Guinea. The essential oil of agarwood has a very long history of medical use, as a valuable component of incense, and as an aromatic oil. There are several types of agar, and the most important species are Aquilaria agollocha, A. malaccensis and A. crassna. Aquilaria malaccensis is endangered and protected throughout the world under the CITES Convention, and A. crassna is listed as endangered by the Vietnamese government.
This multi-beneficial oil gives balance to the skin, revitalizes it, it can cure burns, skin diseases caused by viruses. It is also known as an aphrodisiac and is very efficient as a treatment for depression, and tumors of the lungs and stomach.
Because of all of its properties, and the fact that it is one of the rarest and most precious woods in the world, the price of agarwood oils varies from aloeswood that costs as little as $20 a kilogram, while the finest oud was distilled from wood that today has a starting price of $50,000 per kilogram.
3. Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium ssp. amara)
Bitter Orange Blossom is highly antidepressant, antiseptic, tonic, spasmodic, fungicidal, healing and sedative. One of the most precious and rare oils in aromatherapy. It is used in many popular perfumes, including the famous and seductive Chanel N°5.
It got its name by a princess, Anne Marie Orsini, princess of Nerola, Italy, who lived in the 17th century. This lady was the first to use and introduce this product, which is made from the blossom of the bitter orange tree and has a honey-like sweetness to it with some spicy tone. The prize for this oil is ‘royal’ too, it costs around $140 for 5-ml or $1.40 per drop.
4. Sandalwood Essential Oil
The oil of sandalwood is extracted by steam distillation from the remains of the wood with the same name. Due to the richness of antioxidants, it is added to skincare products because it slows down the process of aging and relaxation of the skin. Diluted in vegetable oil is used to massage the body, as it affects the relaxation of the muscles and relieving cramps. It establishes a spiritual balance.
Used in cosmetics, perfume making, and Ayurvedic medicine, this product is recommended by many experts. Considering this tree is produced only in India and that it is the second-most expensive tree in the world, and especially because the process of making the oil is pretty complicated, its prize is pretty high – for 30 grams you will have to pay around $500.
5. Melissa Essential Oil
Our personal fav, the product we personally produce and have already written about a lot in our previous articles. Here are the most important Facts about Melissa oil and why it is expensive.
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6. Ylang-Ylang essential oil (Cananga Odorata flower oil)
It is obtained by steam distillation from tropical tree flowers from the Annonaceae family, grown on only a few islands in the Indian Ocean. In the Philippines, people mixed scented flowers with coconut oil and used this blend for their hair and body. The ylang-ylang fragrance is intensely sweet. The extraction procedure is done in several fractions, and the most quality ones are mainly used for perfumes making.
The oil of ylang-ylang is most often used for depression and squalor, panic and sexual problems – its relaxing properties create an incentive atmosphere. It also lowers blood pressure, soothes heart palpitations, tachycardia, relaxes, and soothes fear and anger.
Effects on spirit:
Brings peace to the troubled spirit! This is priceless, don’t you agree?
7. Jasmine Essential Oil
Last, but not least. We want to end this article with the King of essential oils. Read more about it here: Jasmine oil – King of Essential oils
The price for this ”King” is also king worthy – $103.00 for 5-ml or $1.03 per drop.
Hope you liked this article, and that you would want to own some of these extraordinary products.