When it comes to making your home and clothes smell fresh, clean and deodorized there are few scents more effective than oud. Originating from the Southeast Asian agar tree, it is a popular and luxurious base for many Middle Eastern perfumes and incenses. It is a household staple in many homes in the UAE, where it is commonly used as a room scent due to its intense and complex aroma. However, oud, if not carefully used, has potential risks to your health and safety. If you are using oud in your household, read our tips to make sure you avoid these potential hazards.