Muskrat Musk Oil-A natural musk


This is a beautiful Artisan crafted natural Musk.
A drop on the skin, starts out with a deep, classic Musk note which slowly sweetens to reveal light floral notes.

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Muskrat Musk oil is a beautiful natural Musk.
A drop on the skin, starts out with a deep, classic Musk note which slowly sweetens to reveal light floral notes. It blends easily with one’s personal aroma and adds an exotic and alluring aura. (In my experience).

Though intended for use as an ingredient in perfume blends, it has a wonderful aroma and effect when used on its own.
It lasts a surprisingly long time on the skin.

Animal musks have been a vital part of perfumery for centuries. it is used to add sensuous animalic and arousing aphrodisiac elements in our creations. Many musks are considered base notes and fixatives in perfumes. They transform botanical perfumes and add extra dimension and a sense of “Down and dirty” or physical arousal and attraction.

Several animals around the world produce similar musk fragrance compounds.
Among them, are the Musk Deer, Musk crocodile, musk ox, musk duck and of course, the Musk Rat.

Muskrat Musk oil is prepared from the fresh spring scent glands of the North American Muskrat, tinctured in alcohol for an extended period. The aromatic compounds are then transferred to Fractionated Coconut oil which has an extremely long shelf life. Like Jojoba oil, Fractionated Coconut oil will not oxidize or go rancid.

These animals were trapped for their fur and much of this material goes to waste.

“The Musk Rat, or Ondatra zibethicus in Latin, is native to North America. Its specific name, zibethicus, means ‘musky,’ being the adjective of zibethus, Zibad, ‘civet musk; civet,’ or Civet-like in Latin. The genus name comes from the Huron word for the animal, ondathra, and entered New Latin as Ondatra via French”.(Wikipedia).

It lends a soft, warm animalic note to perfumes and has an alluring sensuousness when applied directly to the skin, especially on pulse points.

Should we use animal products in our food, cosmetics and aromatic materials? I have found that there is no universal answer that suits us all.

I believe that we can only plot our path and divine our code of ethics by engaging and cultivating our intimately personal relationship with Nature. Only then can we be responsible and responsive to Nature’s needs, true to ourselves, and make informed choices that ultimately affect us all globally.

Even though this oil is much more labour intensive and requires more raw material to produce, I have kept the price the same as the tincture of Muskrat and affordable for everyone.


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Fractionated Coconut Oil, Muskrat musk, Muskrat musk glands


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

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