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Essential Oils from Animals March 08 2017

Essential Oils from Animals

A lot of people are not aware that natural oils (e.g. essential oils, absolutes, etc) can come from botanical as well as animals.

I read an article about perfumery long time ago and came across with civet oil as one of perfume ingredients. That made me confuse. As far as I know, civets are cat-like animals that eat coffee cherries. Their feces are collected and cleaned. The coffee beans then are roasted to become one of the most expensive coffee in the world. It’s gross, isn’t it? So, what is civet oil? Civet oil comes from civet. It is extracted from civets’ odorous sacs. Continue reading