Musk is obtained from the musk pod, a gland in the pouch of skin under the abdomen of the male musk deer. Musk is extracted in the form of a semi-liquid, but it dries into a grainy powder. When extracted, the scent of musk isn’t exactly enticing. First, it needs to be soaked in alcohol for months or even years, which is why natural musk perfume is rare and expensive — especially as musk deer are now a rare and protected species.
How to use
- You can add some drops of musk to glycerin and use as moisturizer for the body with a pleasant scent
- Diffuse musk oil in the morning by diffuser to promote feelings of energy and vitality.