Bushman’s Candle Extract-A Natural Amber fragrance ingredient for Perfume and Incense-Sarcocaulon mossamedense

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Bushman’s Candle Extract @ 25% for perfume and incense-Namibia. Sarcocaulon Mossemedes

This listing is for the fragrant extract of Bushman’s Candle in 95% food-grade ethanol.
It is produced it by macerating the powdered fresh bark in alcohol at a ratio of 1 to 3 for 8 weeks.

An Absolute can be made from the extract by evaporating …

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Bushman’s Candle Extract @ 25% for perfume and incense-Namibia. Sarcocaulon Mossemedes

This listing is for the fragrant extract of Bushman’s Candle in 95% food-grade ethanol.
It is produced it by macerating the powdered fresh bark in alcohol at a ratio of 1 to 3 for 8 weeks.

An Absolute can be made from the extract by evaporating the alcohol gently in a shallow dish, covered with a cloth for a few days.

Bushman’s Candle extract has a unique, pleasing, dry, sweet Amber/ Caramel scent that finds use in perfume formulas and Amber accords. it can be easily blended into incense compositions and lacks the burnt wax scent that the powdered bark delivers on the coal.

Bushman’s Candle is the fallen bark from the desert succulent Sarcocaulon mossamedense, a member of the Geraniaceae family found in Namibia and Southern Angola where it grows in mainly coastal areas in grit with little water and lots of sun.

When a part of the plant dies, the soft interior decomposes over time leaving behind fragrant hollow sleeves of bark.

The bark is made of a waxy resinous material that weathers the harsh desert climate for many years.
The Himba tribe of Namibia traditionally use the bark to add a unique aroma to wild game that is smoked over the fire.

The bark will ignite and stay lit much like a candle which gives this material its colloquial name.

Bushman’s candle can be powdered and used directly in incense blends though, it is more common to make an alcohol tincture of the powdered bark which separates the aromatic resin from the waxy base.

Bushman’s candle has a beautiful Amber scent that is rich, sweet, warm, woody and tenacious.
It bolsters and deepens Amber accords and finds its way into all types of perfume.

My Namibian supplier assures me this product is sustainably sourced and only fallen pieces are collected.

Dan

Additional information

materials

190 Proof Alcohol, Sarcocaulon Mossemedese

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres, 30 Millilitres, 100 Millilitres

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  1. Katelin Kutch

    Katelin Kutch

    Smells wonderful. Thank you very much for filling my order so quickly!

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  2. Barrett Cummings

    Barrett Cummings

    outstanding fragrance essence, as always. Thank you for making this beautiful scent available.

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  3. Bettie Casper

    Bettie Casper

    Misleading products terrible service. Liars

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  4. Randall Rodriguez

    Randall Rodriguez

    High-quality products, very prompt shipping, great response time for questions etc. They also allowed me to tack two items onto my order after I placed it–really appreciated their flexibility on that point. Would recommend them to anyone who is serious about sourcing unique olfactory ingredients.

    True aroma of Bushman's Candle, would pair well with many ingredients. I've already used it with Commiphora wightii (Guggul gum/Mukul myrrh), vanilla oleoresin, and Cistus to create a rich amber.

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  5. Marcelle Murphy

    Marcelle Murphy

    AAA+++
    amazing seller of fantastic botanical treasures…
    love it!

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  6. Andreanne Treutel

    Andreanne Treutel

    A subtle sweet, perhaps even battery Amber note, a very interesting material and I would very much hope to see some more of the raw material available for purchase in the future
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    Although in being grateful for what we have, Being able to sample this product is more than enough for now.
    Thank you

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  7. Sedrick Turcotte

    Sedrick Turcotte

    This is a beautiful perfume ingredient. Smooth, creamy, vanilla, amber! Love it!

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  8. Pansy Ullrich

    Pansy Ullrich

    Great quality but not my favorite:)

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  9. Josue Feest

    Josue Feest

    I really like this scent, it's subtle and sweet.

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  10. Cecile O'Kon

    Cecile O’Kon

    Warm, vanilla-like, incense dream 🙂 Thank you!

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    Vivien Barton

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  13. Georgette Hermann

    Georgette Hermann

    This is order is my first experience with Bushman's Candle extract, and while I can't say it smells as expected, I am glad to have ordered. It's an almost-boozy, benzoin-but-sharper smell, in my opinion. I can immediately imagine uses for it.

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  14. Augusta McDermott

    Augusta McDermott

    Sweet, sticky amber smell that would go great with florals!

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  15. Jany Treutel

    Jany Treutel

    It smells just like vanilla! It's very interesting!

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    Adele Swaniawski

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  20. Jayde Champlin

    Jayde Champlin

    Bushman’s candle is a beautiful scent that mixes so well. It is now an essential component to many of my personal blends. You won’t go wrong here! Just leave some for me to reorder!!

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  21. Emilio Yundt

    Emilio Yundt

    Quick delivery and packed carefully! Sorry for the delayed review!

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