We grind our own Musk Root fresh in small batches so it is Always fresh! Nothing extra is added to it There are no fillers and no low-quality, bottom-of-the-bag sifting.
This product is created as a service to my customers. It is for those who do not want to muck up their coffee grinder or spend hours pounding roots in a mortar.
I have searched far and wide for many years trying to source this classic ingredient. I am so pleased to offer it in the shop to my customers finally.
Also called Sumbul, Sumbal and Ferula Sumbul, Musk root was used in the 1800's by the Russians as a botanical replacement for Deer Musk.
Not only does it have a subtle Deer Musk heart note, but it acts like a traditional animalic. Musk Root is an excellent fixative in perfumes, lending tenacity and longevity to fleeting top notes. Musk Root pulls together an aromatic composition, enlivens it and adds a whole other dimension to perfumes, in much the same way as the traditional Animalics in the shop.
Even sitting in a closed bag in the studio, the aroma of the Musk Root escapes and marries with the other aromatics nearby, creating beautiful and unintentional transitory compositions for the errant nose passing by.
This aromatic has great potential in both perfumery and Incense-making. It has been used in traditional/religious incense blends in Persia and India and is thought to possess psychoactive properties.
Musk Root contains about 9% aromatic resin and 3% essential oil. The resin portion may be a contributing factor to its unique fixative properties.
Though Musk Root does not possess an obvious animalic note like Costus, the sweet heart-note of Deer Musk is obvious.
Musk Root can be used to prepare a perfume tincture when macerated in 95% alcohol. I suggest leaving it in a warmish place for at least 4 weeks before straining through a paper coffee filter and storing it in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
Musk Root powder is easy to incorporate in incense blends.
Have fun exploring the many facets and applications of this classic ingredient.
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This is a collection of aromatic materials mentioned in the Old & New Testaments and in ancient Egyptian texts. I often get asked to translate biblical plant names and source the materials they mention. They are all here in this collection.