Castoroleum. An Oil extract of aged Beaver Castor-Perfume and Beard oil ingredient. Aphrodisiac-Pheromones-Musk

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Castoroleum-An oil extract of cured beaver Castors for oil-based/solid perfumes, beard oils and Moustache waxes. Like the alcohol tincture of Castor, the oil extract helps fix a fragrance and adds deep soft and enduring leather notes.

The animal essences and aromatic materials do not lend themselves to distillation so we will find no essential oils of …

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Castoroleum-An oil extract of cured beaver Castors for oil-based/solid perfumes, beard oils and Moustache waxes. Like the alcohol tincture of Castor, the oil extract helps fix a fragrance and adds deep soft and enduring leather notes.

The animal essences and aromatic materials do not lend themselves to distillation so we will find no essential oils of Castor, Civet or Muskrat. This is one of the factors that limit their use in oil-based perfumes, solid perfumes, beard balms and moustache waxes. Tinctures and absolutes of the animalics often do not dissolve readily in alcohol or oil, dropping substantial residue in the solution and not delivering the full potency or spectrum of their aromas.

After a few years of experimenting and exploring various processes, I have finally found a method that yields consistently high-quality perfume oil from Beaver Castor.

This product is made using a hot oil infusion and extended maceration of the resinous material found inside cured Castors in warm Fractionated Coconut oil.
When full Castor sacs are properly cured, one finds within them a solid, brittle, aromatic resin which will mostly dissolve in alcohol and warm oils.

It is made at a concentration of 1:3 using 1-2 year cured, Canadian Beaver Castors infused/extracted in Fractionated Coconut oil which has an extremely long shelf life.

I used a small amount of Benzyl Benzoate to first loosen up the material and draw out some of the compounds that were reluctant to dissolve in Fractionated Coconut oil. Benzyl Benzoate is an aromatic compound and solvent that is found in abundance in Benzoin resin, Ylang Ylang flowers, Beaver Castors and other aromatic materials. It has become my go-to solvent for resins and compounds that need a little help dissolving in alcohol or oils. Benzyl benzoate has a slight vanilla-ish odour and acts as a fixative in perfumery. It dissolves in both alcohol and oils.

Once upon a time, most, if not all our perfumes were oil based. We had developed sophisticated methods and techniques for producing high-quality and enduring perfumes from the natural materials around us. Unfortunately, we have lost much of this knowledge.

The Castor glands used to prepare this aromatic oil are purchased from Canadian trappers who are licensed by the Provincial government to cull a specific number of Beavers each year. The culling is part of a program to maintain an optimum number of beaver colonies, a healthy Beaver population and avoid conflict between animals and man. Beavers cannot be transported to new areas since they are HIGHLY territorial and do not take well to the proximity of other beaver clans. The use of illegal leg traps is banned by Canadian provincial governments.

Dan

Additional information

materials

Aged Castors, Beaver Castors, Benzyl benzoate, FCO, Fractionated Coconut Oil

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres, 30 Millilitres

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  1. Mertie Glover

    Mertie Glover

    Absolutely fantastic! Just what I wanted. Shipped fast too!

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  2. Retta Grant

    Retta Grant

    A wonderful castoreum. As always, Dan's work is superb!

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  3. Bulah Spinka

    Bulah Spinka

    This is great! I like it worn a tiny bit alone or I use it with other perfumes and it really brings out the notes in some of them a lot more sharply.

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  4. Talia Harber

    Talia Harber

    Luscious. Absolutely, gloriously luscious. Dan proves, yet again, to be a consummate craftsman…

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  5. Christian Aufderhar

    Christian Aufderhar

    Highly recommend, all of his products are superior. Fast shipping. Easy to do business with. 10 out of 10.

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  6. Sedrick Turcotte

    Sedrick Turcotte

    I received this as a sample, which was totally awesome! Today I added a drop to the base note of a new blend I'm working on for tenacity and depth to what is essentially a rather light base note (for me anyway). Though the fragrance is new, hasn't aged, and doesn't even have a proper name yet, it seems to be doing exactly what I want. The base is not overpowering, the heart notes come through, and it's lasting for quite a while on the skin so far. Thanks Dan!

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  7. Brooklyn Hansen

    Brooklyn Hansen

    Absolutely beautiful aroma, wonderfully packaged, and speedy shipping!!! Highly recommended!!!

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  8. Rebeca Bergnaum

    Rebeca Bergnaum

    Castoroleum. An Oil extract of aged Beaver Castor-Perfume and Beard oil ingredient. Aphrodisiac-Pheromones-Musk

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  9. Samanta Vandervort

    Samanta Vandervort

    I am so impressed with the quality of these products and I highly recommend this shop. Shipping was super fast and the items were received well packaged. I would like to thank the entire team for the wonderful experience!

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  10. Price Hahn

    Price Hahn

    Exactly as described. Arrived quickly.

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  11. Berenice Wunsch

    Berenice Wunsch

    This is quite lovely! Certainly a quality product!!

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  12. Cathryn Littel

    Cathryn Littel

    I really enjoyed dealing with Dan and the castoroleum was exactly what I was after. I ordered other items as well and all were of great quality and packaged nicely. I would absolutely not hesitate to buy from Apothecarys Garden again!! I did have a question prior to receiving the order and Dan was quick to reply kindly 🙂

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  13. Jarvis Volkman

    Jarvis Volkman

    Wonderful stuff, a real pleasure to experiment with. Dispatched quickly, and (although it's out of the seller's hands and probably just good luck) orders from this shop seem to fly through Canada Post purgatory a little more quickly than the rest. Thanks!

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  14. Effie O'Reilly

    Effie O’Reilly

    Very nice, get some while it's still available.

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  15. Katelin Kutch

    Katelin Kutch

    I'm looking forward to trying this. Thank you very much for filling my order so quickly!

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  16. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    I love animal scents and this castoroleum is great

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  17. Brooklyn Hansen

    Brooklyn Hansen

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  18. Asia Cronin

    Asia Cronin

    Castoroleum is beautifully balanced in the oil, highly recommended.

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    Jonathon Hermann

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  20. Audra Rowe

    Audra Rowe

    Very nice! Awesome! In my case, I had smelled Dan’s propolis resin before I smelled this…so, to me, this smells like propolis haha!

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  21. Karson Heidenreich

    Karson Heidenreich

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  22. Maia Yundt

    Maia Yundt

    This is a great scented oil. Thank you very much!

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  23. Alvena Heidenreich

    Alvena Heidenreich

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  24. Ronny Ward

    Ronny Ward

    Shipped quickly and securely. Rich, musky-leather scent. I'll enjoy blending this one with other scents!

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  25. Bessie Ward

    Bessie Ward

    received on time well packaged

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  26. Jude Funk

    Jude Funk

    I ordered many things for my education. This is one.

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  27. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    This should be in everyone's collection , thank you for another rare treasure Dan !

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