Muskrat musk gland paste

Muskrat musk gland paste is a pure blend of Muskrat musk glands, with alcohol and salt as preservatives. 

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I use Muskrat Musk gland Paste is  to prepare the alcohol tincture of Muskrat musk in the shop. It is a beautiful ingredient for perfume use and may benefit incense makers.

It is one of my favourite aromatic extracts and I never cease to sigh in gratitude and revel at its beauty each and every time I smell it.
An oil-based perfume musk can be created from the alcohol tincture, however, one needs to make sure all fats are removed prior to an oil maceration.

To prepare a perfume, (or incense), tincture from  Muskrat Musk gland paste, take 1 part Muskrat gland paste and blend with 5-10 parts alcohol @ 95%. ( I often use a ratio of 1:5 for a stronger tincture, but 1;10 can work equally well though a bit lighter in strength).
Let macerate in a warmish spot for 4-6 weeks, filter through paper and your natural Musk tincture will be ready to use.

Like Civet or Ambergris tincture, Muskrat Musk tincture can transform a perfume blend in ways that an essential oil simply can't. These animalic extracts add an extra dimension, a spark, and extra facet to blends that is often difficult, (for me), to describe. Muskrat tincture also acts as a fixative in aromatic blends, helping to anchor more fleeting notes and extend their longevity.

The fragrance of Muskrat Musk has been eloquently described by one of my customers as follows, " It is slightly sweet, mellow, floral, ambiguous, oscillating between urine/fecal side and cashmeran-y soft almost wool-like scent, exactly how a musk should be".

Animal musk has 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, add extra dimension and a sense of "Down and dirty" or "Sweet and sultry" and often an extra heart-skip.

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

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 ‘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).

Musk Rat Musk lends a soft warm animalic note to perfumes. It is a wonderful addition to floral, Fougere and other perfume blends.

Musk Rat Musk adds an extra dimension to perfume blends and enlivens them. Though a high % of Musk Rat Musk tincture can be used in a perfume blend, even a small amount will impact a composition.

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

I believe that only by engaging and cultivating our own intimate and personal relationship with Nature, can we plot our own path and divine our own code of ethics. 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.



Materials: Muskrat musk glands paste, Muskrat musk, Alcohol, Salt.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Eulalia (Ashburn, US)
Dan is very helpful! My first tincture wen...

Dan is very helpful! My first tincture went well! High quality muskrat musk!

Lenny S (Ashburn, US)
Received product as described. Satisfied a...

Received product as described. Satisfied and will shop here again.

Carlos Johnston (Ashburn, US)
Un olor muy bello, limpio y la vez fecal,...

Un olor muy bello, limpio y la vez fecal, carnoso y a la vez inocente este almizcle es maravilloso.
Muy parecido a el almizcle Xilol y a otros Nitro-almizcles y tambien a la Exaltone.
Sin siquiera abrir el pequeño frasco es claramente perceptible el aroma de las glándulas y vuelvo a repetirlo es un olor muy bello, no creí que algo natural oliera de tal manera, pero oler para creer jajajajaja.
Aunque tardo mas de 2 meses en llegar a mi manos, esto supero totalmente mis expectativas, lo volveria a comprar sin dudarlo.
A very beautiful smell, clean and at the same time fecal, fleshy and at the same time innocent, this musk is wonderful.
Very similar to Xilol musk and other Nitro-musks and also Exaltone.
Without even opening the small bottle, the aroma of the glands is clearly perceptible and I repeat it again it is a very beautifu

Jicky Ondricka (Ashburn, US)
Dear Mr. Dan, I wanted to take a moment t...

Dear Mr. Dan,

I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for your wonderful store. Your shop has become a special place for me, and am grateful for the care and attention that you put into every aspect of it. Who on earth places and order and gets it the next day!? Your selection of products is exceptional and I always find something new and exciting to discover. A non ending loop of curiosity and love for everything you offer. Hands down you are the best in the business no doubt! I ask god to grant you the power and prosperity to keep on working with this great energy and to keep on inspiring others by your exception products!
Thank you for being so generous and following up on all the issues I have had. Thank you for everything!
Much love

Jarrett Ellis Purdy (Ashburn, US)
Exceptional! As arresting and powerful as...

Exceptional! As arresting and powerful as other animalics with a floral beauty that makes this a perfume unto itself. My absolute favorite above musk deer, ambergris, civet, hyraceum, and castoreum.