Ruh Kewda


Once reserved for royalty, the aroma of ruh kewda has an expansive beauty.  It evokes a feeling of prosperity, abundance and joy. Its essence is very compressed, so it must be greatly diluted to show its true aroma.

Ruhs, like attars, are pure, steam distilled essential oils that are traditionally distilled in copper degs. They are not distilled into a sandalwood oil receiver, but simply distilled on their own.  They contain only the essential oil of the single species, or group of species, that are being distilled.

Most of them have been distilled in the same way, using time honored recipes, for hundreds of years or longer. The prices of these rare natural substances reflect the difficulty and time invested in producing them.

Aromatic Profile for Ruh Kewda Attar

Top note:  High, sweet, ethereal, penetrating floral notes

Heart note:  Fresh, fruity, gardenia like note with a soft honey undertone

Base note:

Classification:  Top note

Tenacity:  Moderate to high

Ruh kewda is used in creating exotic floral perfumes, colognes, garland perfumes, sacred floral notes, and fruit based perfumes. Combine with violet absolute, mitti attar, or amber.

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More About Our Ruh Kewda Dilution

Size:  1.5 ml amber glass vial

Source:   India

Production Method:  Traditional steam distillation, of hand harvested wild  kewda flowers, diluted after distillation to 20% with pure filtered coconut oil.

Botanical name:  Pandanus odorantissima


Inhalation, diffusion, natural perfume blending, topical application, application to energy centers and meridian points.

A small amount of attar or ruh can go a very long way.  This dilution should be further diluted with a carrier oil for use.

Observations and Anecdotal Information

In northern India, Kewda is known as the King of Flowers (not the Queen).  It is very challenging to harvest and distill this ruh.   The flowers are gathered from the wild trees, and carried in large baskets on the head, to the distillery.  Then they are steam distilled slowly for many hours.

This is another rare offering for those who are working with pure essential oils to create natural perfumes, fit for royalty.


  • Generally recognized as safe.
  • Avoid essential oil contact with eyes.
  • Store safely out of the reach of children.
  • All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional.  Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.0025 kg

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