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Mellow Musk Mallow Essential Oil, also known as Ambrette Seed oil, is from the Malvaceae botanical family and is a special addition to the Living Libations collection. This ancient elixir hails from India, where it is wild-crafted and CO2 extracted to capture the natural powers of the plant's musk-fragrant seeds. This particular type of musk oil is the only essence of its type that is neither synthetic nor derived from animal sources. Within the fairy-folds of its pure plant power lays ancient Ayurvedic secrets of wellbeing.
Botanical Name: Hibiscus abelmoschus
Botanical Family: Malvaceae
Extraction Method: CO2
Part of Plant Distilled: Seeds
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Wild-crafted
Composition: 100% Hibiscus abelmoschus
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Rich, animated, aromatic musk with undertones of sweet tobacco, amber, and a hint of nutty florals.
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Jasmine, Tuberose, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Black Spruce, Ylang, Cardamom, Rose Otto, Rose Absolute, Rockrose, Bergamot, Palo Santo, Ginger, Myrrh, and Spikenard.
Uses: Perfume and aromatic blends.
Our Musk Mallow Essential Oil is an intensely sensual scent with musky, amber notes. This unique oil is renowned for its mysterious energy. Extracted from the pungent seeds of the friendly flower, Musk Mallow Seed Essential Oil is the only non-animal derived musk available for exotic natural perfumery. Its opulent and wildly unique, sweet-earth fragrance heralds ancient emanations, which are said to balance and rejuvenate the skin.
Traditionally the seeds have been used to flavor coffee, perfume hair, and scent pillows. A potent addition to any perfume – just a few drops adds an aromatic-amorous-epiphany of tantric-tendrils that will reverberate deeply in the body and create the perfect ambience for romance.
Those seeking purity will adore the enchanting energy of pure Musk Mallow Essential Oil.
"Amber and myrrh, benzoin and musk condense
to transports of the spirit and the sense!"
~ Allen Tate, 20th century
"The seeds, sometimes called Musk seeds, Musky seeds, Abelmosk seeds, Ambrette seeds or Amber seeds, hold their scent for a very long time and were once much used by perfumers for scenting gloves, mattresses, and pillows. Today they are used in sachets and for adulterating musk. The oil is used in quality fragrances [like] L'Egoiste and Heaven."
~ N. Groom, New Perfume Handbook