Okay, let us get over the eww! moment first. If you did not know about this, then this might have come to you as a serious shock, I understand that. We are not messing with your head, it is very true that there are perfume brands out there that use castoreum in their perfume. Now, let’s talk about castoreum, castoreum is a gland that is found in matured North American beavers and some European beavers. The beavers use the secretion of this gland along with its urine to scent mark their territory. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, the anal gland. You will be glad to know that the Castoreum is not technically the anal gland of a mature beaver, but do not take the sigh of relief as of yet. Both the anal gland and the castoreum are too close for comfort under the tail. That said, medically it is completely safe to use the castoreum in fragrances and perfume production. It is non toxic, and even if it gets into the mouth it does not cause any harm other than little irritation. Castoreum has been used for medicine and perfumes for centuries.
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