Taiwan Xiao Nan (Shou Nan) is commonly known as yellow meat (Taiwanese) (scientific name: Calocedrus formosana).
Taiwan's ancient 谚 "一肖二豆" (Taiwanese), the first is Xiao Nanmu, the second is yew, both of which belong to Taiwan's conservation tree species, are Taiwan's coniferous first-class wood, Xiao Nan grows slowly, sapwood and heartwood, The distinction is not obvious. The xylem cells will gradually differentiate after about 70 years of age, and they have been used since the Japanese occupation era to the National Government. Xiao Nan is an excellent building material. Furniture, commonly used in household goods chest of drawers, wardrobes, suitcases and god tables, all kinds of fragrances and statues, etc., especially in the homes of early big families, is more common Xiao Nanmu furniture, and finally the government in the Republic of China 78 years of legislation Chopped, replaced by imported wood from Nanyang, Japan, the United States, etc., but the quality is still a lot worse. The number of Xiaonan is not proportional to other coniferous species, and the source is not easy, so there will be manufacturers to introduce Vietnam. Instead of citrus, the price is much cheaper. Generally, scraping boards, tapping sticks, massage sticks, wooden combs, etc., which are often seen in Guanguan District, are imported products, but the fragrance is sparse.
For example, the first photo, the ten-dollar coin indicates the size, and the price is the price of a single bottle.
Taiwan Xiaonan logs in terms of origin
The color of the material is divided into north, south and south. The heartwood of Hsinchu is black, reddish or reddish. The texture is firm and the proportion is high. The rest are mostly red to yellow. There are Three Gorges, Fuxing Township and Zhudong in the north and Da'an River in the middle. There are Xiaonanlin in the whole area of Xueba and Shanlinxi in the upper reaches of Dajiaxi, and there are also a small number of production areas in the south, such as Kaohsiung Liugui Township or the upper reaches of the Qiang River.
For those who play incense or hand beads now
The first North Xiaonan is mainly produced in Taiwan's Three Gorges and Fuxing Township. Because it is prolific on rocky cliffs, sunshine time, insufficient water, etc., it is tested under harsh growth conditions, making the tree body curved and dry. It has less water and will secrete oil itself, and it will be stored in the tree body. Therefore, the quality is heavier. The texture of the bead is dense, the water is heavy, the aroma is thick and special, and it is not volatile. So it is also known as Taiwan agarwood or Taiwan sandalwood.
Xiao Nan (Shou Nan) essential oil refining
Taiwan's Xiaonanmu is much less expensive than wood, and the amount of distilled essential oil is much less than that of eucalyptus.
High-temperature extraction, under the high temperature and high pressure steam treatment of 500 ° C ~ 700 ° C, can completely extrude all the resin in Xiao Nan wood chips.
Low-temperature extraction of about 100 ° C to 130 ° C, you can also take the amber-colored Xiao Nan oil, only the resin in the part of the wood chips.
High-temperature extraction and low-temperature extraction are both artificial and have their own advantages. There is no right or wrong.
There will be a difference in color à thickness and the amount of glue.
The glue can be imagined as a smoky smell.
The difference between decocted oil and oil slick à.
Normal normal Xiao Nan essential oil color:
From light to deep: amber à wine red à purple black
The state of oil flow:
Generally clear amber flow is good à wine red liquidity is medium thick à purple black basically paste
Shenshui Xiaonan essential oil shines in the wine red
Regardless of the color, Xiaonan essential oil will have submerged water and no submerged water. The oil density of Xiaonan essential oil is higher than that of water, and it will sink. In turn, the oil density is lower than water, so it will not sink. Xiaonan essential oil If it can be stored for a period of time after quenching, it will continue to be alcoholized into a thick paste.
There is also amber Xiaonan essential oil (slick oil)
My personal experience sharing
I will always remember the first time I smelled Shenshui Xiaonan essential oil (Shounan), the invincible flavor, suddenly rushed to the head, a little scared, Xiao Nan scent can be said to be the whole explosion! Why do you say this? Because of creation The relationship, I also saw sawing Xiao Nan, whether it is sinking water or general materials, the fragrance in the creative environment can only be described by the word "cool", or the taste of the wood is not so rich, suddenly Smelling such a strong taste, a little bit uncomfortable for it, the family should have Xiao Nanmu know that Xiaonan cells are rich in essential oils and lasting for a long time. After the water stains, the fragrance lasts longer, so the smell of Xiao Nanmu in the rainy day will be particularly heavy. Xiao Nanmu has always had a mysterious color in religious places. The Taoist community is very fond of it. In addition to worshipping sandalwood, it can also ward off evil. The Buddhist meditation will also burn incense for Buddha. It is said that it can calm the heart and calm the faith.
Some people love the oil, with a very heavy "fashion answer" (Taiwanese) = burnt smell = smoke smell, because the resin contains aldehydes, the smell is strong and calm, more "bitter" will feel, the aroma lasts longer Longer.
The oil slick contains a small amount of resin, and it will carry some traces of "Grey" (Taiwanese) = burnt smell = smoke smell, smell is fragrant, but the aroma is not long-lasting, but a lot less smoke, but no matter Nan's oil or oil scent is longer than eucalyptus essential oil.
Shenshui Xiao Nan (Shou Nan) essential oil taste:
The layering is very rich. The first part of the bottle is smelling at first. There is a kind of Xiaonan's bitter taste that goes straight to the brain. It doesn't describe it. It has a similar smell of gasoline or gas. Some people also feel the smell of the gas station is good, a bit rich. Will make you wake up all over
Floating water Xiao Nan (Shou Nan) essential oil taste:
The opening of the bottle at the front of the bottle is completely different from the taste of Shennan Xiaonan. It does not describe it. It has a special "oily taste" similar to the taste of camphor and paint, but I don't like it personally. The taste is too OPEN, with a small The amount of smoky.
Painted on the hand:
Shenshui Xiaonan (Shounan) essential oil is applied to the hands, showing a coffee-like shape, very similar to the iodine color, with a lot of burnt flavor (smoke flavor), the oil of the firewood refining will have such a phenomenon, but the individual I still like this taste very much, I miss the taste of burning straw after harvesting in the early rural rice fields.
After a few minutes, there will be a very thick Xiaonan flavor with a touch of burnt flavor, which will really give you the feeling of being in the temple.
Floating water Xiao Nan (Shou Nan) essential oil is applied to the hand, which will highlight Xiao Nan's clear fragrance and a kind of "oily taste"...similar to the taste of paint
After a few minutes, the taste of the paint will be dissipated, turning into a fruity, fragrant Xiaonan flavor, but there is no burnt smell. To put it bluntly, there is no feeling of being in the temple because there is no smoky flavor.
If I want to describe it, I will use:
Xiao Nan (Shou Nan) slick oil "scented wild release", Xiao Nan (shou Nan) Shen oil "thick and steady"
It’s a myth that submerged water is good or not sinking. I can only say that with personal preference, to tell the truth, watermelon and lotus fog are loved by everyone. “The effect is most useful.” Remember this sentence, then the individual Choose your favorite taste, choose what you like, and you will use it.
Taiwan Xiaonan essential oil à smell is calm and rich, the time of applying the fragrance on the body is several times that of the essential oil of eucalyptus, and it can prevent mosquito bites for a long time. The itching effect is more rapid and effective, and it also has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-mildew and anti-inflammatory effects. Simply put, the function of eucalyptus essential oil has Xiaonan essential oil, and it is a greatly upgraded version. Other functions, a bunch on the Internet, you can find it online.