Most Expensive Essential Oils in the World

There are various expensive oils that we use for our products. We believe in quality ingredients that produce excellent results. 

  • Champaca Absolute Essential Oil; Champaca are flowering trees from the magnolia family and native to Southeast Asia. Its medical benefits of curing depression and insomnia and relieving stress and vertigo have been used for centuries. Champaca Absolute Essential Oil, extracted from citrusy, floral flowers, is also known for its medicinal purposes and skincare benefits - highly regenerative, it helps to heal wounds, acne, and spots and reduces wrinkles. Its natural aroma is also considered a powerful aphrodisiac. A very expensive one since the price per ounce is a staggering $2,256, making it the most expensive essential oil in the world.
  • Tuberose Absolute Essential Oil; Tuberoses are a perennial plant of wavy white flowers native to Central America and have long been used in spiritual rituals in Ayurvedic traditions. It is known to bring serenity to the mind, promote creativity and physical powers, and increase capacity for emotional depth by opening the crown chakra. The Tuberose Absolute Essential oil is considered a luxurious oil and it’s used in aromatherapy or fragrances. The relaxation properties make it a great help against insomnia, though some use it for inspiration purposes and even as an aphrodisiac. Whatever the use, ensure it’s worth it since an ounce of this oil costs a great $1,645.
  • Frangipani Absolute Essential Oil; The Frangipani flower is a rare species found only on the Comoros Islands in France. The oil extract is very thick and has an intensely sweet floral fragrance with hints of exotic spices, making it the main component of high-class perfumery. Besides perfumes, the Frangipani Absolute Essential oil also has medicinal uses, reducing stress and inflammation. The price for an ounce of this oil reaches a staggering $1,482.
  • Cannabis Flower Essential Oil; Now here’s an interesting one, the Cannabis Flower Essential oil, also known as hemp essential oil. Its main use is in cosmetics, perfumes, soaps, and candles for its pleasant, relaxing smell. It’s used as well to flavor some foods or beverages. The plant itself, though, is known to have medicinal uses, like alleviating inflammations, skin irritations, or hormonal imbalances, it’s highly regulated, so growing it in many parts of the world is illegal. That’s what makes it very popular to some, and the oil extracted from it is so expensive, with a price of $946 per ounce.
  • Agarwood Essential Oil; Agarwood Essential oil, also known as Oud oil, it’s an extremely rare and much-appreciated oil for its great aroma and medicinal uses. As the name states, it’s extracted from agarwood, which is listed as a potentially threatened species, making it one of the most expensive raw materials in the world. The trees require a long time to grow, and they’re found only in isolated regions of countries like India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and a few others. The sweet, woody fragrance of the oil is praised so much that the price for an ounce of this oil goes to $850.
  • Rose Essential Oil; Who doesn’t know roses and all those commercials involving beautiful ladies, perfumes, and rose petals? They’re everywhere. Well, it’s true. At least the part with the rose petals since they are highly prized in the perfume industry and are widely used worldwide. The Rose Essential Oil is extracted from two types of rose petals, the ottos, and the absolutes, using around four tons of petals for every pound of oil extracted. Sounds crazy, right? Well, the flavor of this oil is very intense. The same thing can be said about its price. You can buy it for a good $700 per ounce.
  • Seaweed Absolute Extra Essential Oil; The Seaweed Absolute Extra Essential Oil is made, as the name says, from seaweed, one that is found on the coasts of the North Sea, the Baltic sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. First, the source of iodine, with its salt water, moss, green herbs, and undertones of leather in its aroma, now it’s the main choice for natural perfumes. The Seaweed Absolute Extra essential oil is the main ingredient in this kind of perfume, and it’s also used for skin care products, but its price rises to a high $650 per ounce.
  • Elecampane Essential Oil; The Elecampane Essential oil comes from a plant in the sunflower family known as well as horse heel, which grows in Europe, Asia and some parts of North America. The Celts considered the plant sacred, whose name and history go back to Helen of Troy. More than that, it’s one of the ingredients used to create absinthe, so it does have an important role in the world besides perfumes and essential oils. It’s also one of the rarest in the world – we suspect absinthe to be the cause – and its essential oil is also used in herbal medicine as an expectorant or for water retention. One ounce of this oil costs $560.
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil; The Sandalwood Essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the wood chips with the same name. Used in perfumes, cosmetics, and Ayurvedic medicine, the oil is praised by many. Sandalwood is the second most expensive tree in the world, so you can expect the oil price to be high. More than that, the process is a very complex one, and the fact that it’s produced only in India makes this oil scarce. Its price per ounce is $492.
  • Neroli Essential Oil; Once upon a time – in the 17th century – there was a princess, Anne Marie Orsini, princess of Nerola, Italy. She was the first one to introduce the oil made from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, hence the name of the oil today. It has a honey-like sweetness to it with some spicy tones, and it’s used very much in perfumes. We don’t know if the cause is wearing a princess name or not, but the price for an ounce of this essential oil is a huge $354. We know that the sum doesn’t sound too much, but it’s just an ounce. Almost nothing. Some sources even claim that this oil is one of the secret ingredients in Coca-Cola.

Throughout history, man has always used everything he could from nature for medicinal purposes. He would extract all that could be extracted from plants, fruits, and trees and use them to heal himself and others. One of these products is essential oils, containing the aroma of a particular fruit or plant.

Since the 13th century, these volatile oils have been used in medicine. Nowadays, our interest in this has revived, and aromatherapy is gaining more and more ground in the field of alternative medicine. But that is not the only use for them, as we find them in cosmetics, perfumes, soaps, and many other products, including the ones for flavoring foods and drinks.

Their prices vary depending on the plants they’re extracted from and on-demand out there, but some can be very expensive. An ounce of some oils can cost you quite a lot of money.

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