Ambrette Seed (Musk) CO2
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- Abelmoschus moschatus
- Naturally Grown
About the Oil: Very distinct and complex, Ambrette seed essential oil has an exceptionally unique molecular profile and is a wonderful vegan source of the elusive ‘musk' scent with a distinctive amber quality.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
This rare Ambrette essential oil is distilled from the seeds of a tropical Hibiscus plant. Abelmoschus moschatus is commonly found in Central and South America as well as warmer Asian countries. An evergreen shrub, this hibiscus species produces single (rather than grouped) flowers resulting in five-sided seed pods.
ABOUT THE OIL
These pods are the source of the remarkably aromatic musk-scented seeds from which the essential oil is distilled. It is considered a 'vegan' source of musk, which is otherwise animal-sourced or synthetic in perfumery. While the use of synthetic musk is on the rise, this lovely CO2 distillation makes available a smooth, intriguing natural alternative. We've searched high and low for a superior-quality organic Ambrette, and are sure you'll enjoy this one. Both musky and ambery, it's unique scent is highly recommended for natural perfumery formulas.
In Arabian countries, Ambrette seeds were added to coffee to enhance flavor. In China, the oil was used to treat headaches, and in Egypt it is used both to sweeten the breath, and when emulsified in milk, to ease discomfort from rashes. In India, the roots and seeds of Ambrette are considered valuable traditional medicines where the bitter-sweet, acrid, aromatic seeds are made into a liquid tonic. In India and Malaysia, pounded seeds are used to perfume hair, while whole seeds are also placed between clothes to keep away insects (in a similar manner as Patchouli). Seeds are also burned as incense and used in making incense sticks. Pulverized seeds are used in Indonesia to treat prickly heat. Even the tuberous roots are sought after by the Chinese as a substitute for ginseng.
- increases appetite
- settles digestion
- increases absorption in the intestines
- promotes normal peristalsis
- assists the body's natural eliminatory response
REPRODUCTIVE / ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
- increases sexual desire
- enhances sexual performance
- strengthens the cardiovascular system
- stimulates circulation
- promotes urination
- helps maintain kidney action
- normalizes and regulates systems of the body
- enables the body to deal with stress
- relaxes cramping
- helps maintain healthy function of the eye
- strengthens the NERVOUS SYSTEM
- helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
- calms the NERVOUS SYSTEM
- lessens anxiety
- reduces stress
- perfumery as a substitution for musk
- diffuser, direct inhalation or applied topically to the adrenal glands. A few drops in a bath, or as a foot massage may do wonders!
- A few drops on a tissue helps lift mental fatigue or headache from a cold
Helps relieve nausea from motion or morning sickness.
- bath, foot bath, in a carrier applied to the adrenal glands or sore muscles
- Ingestion of small amounts is considered safe.
Ambrette seed essential oil is milky, pale yellow, and highly viscous. It has a well-rounded and rich body with sweet, floral-musky notes and slightly spicy and fruity undertones. Its aroma has a good tenacity, meaning it can be detected for some time after application. This aroma is very distinct and complex, considered to have one of the most unique natural molecular profiles of any essential oil. It is also thought to improve with age, as are sandalwood and several other rare essential oils. Its bouquet and well-rounded nature is seldom seen elsewhere. A base note it is to be used in very small amounts – just enough to allow a hint of the 'musk' aspect to come through.
Ambrette seed blends well with amyris, bergamot, carrot seed, Atlantic and Himalayan cedarwoods, cistus, all the frankincense oils, galbanum, juniper berry, lavender, mandarin, sweet orange, patchouli, peppermint and spruce.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use internally.