Fucus vesiculosus, commonly known as bladderwrack or bladder wrack, is a type of brown seaweed that is native to the coasts of the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is found in various regions, including the shores of North America (from Greenland to North Carolina), Europe (from the Baltic Sea to Portugal), and the northern parts of the Atlantic coasts of Africa.
Fucus vesiculosus is a common and widespread seaweed in intertidal zones, where it attaches to rocks or other hard substrates. It is known for its air-filled bladders, which help the seaweed float and remain buoyant in the water.
Seaweed adds an oceanic, briny, and fresh quality to perfumes, reminiscent of the sea breeze and coastal environments. It can enhance and complement other aquatic or marine-themed fragrance compositions, creating a sense of depth and complexity in the overall scent profile.
Seaweed is a Middle/Base note in our Ozonic family. Blending with citrus notes like ergamot, lemon, lime, or mandarin can add brightness and freshness to the seaweed accord, evoking the scent of a sea breeze. Consider blending with Lotus to create a delicate marine accord.
Seaweed is an essential part of East Asian cuisines, especially in Japan, Korea, and China. In these countries, it is often used as an offering in religious ceremonies and festivals. For example, in Japan, seaweed may be included in traditional Shinto rituals or as an offering during the Obon festival, a time to honor deceased ancestors.
In some Celtic and Norse traditions, seaweed was used in various rituals and offerings. The Celts believed that seaweed had protective and healing properties and considered it a sacred plant associated with water and the sea.
In some Pacific Island cultures, seaweed and other marine resources have spiritual significance. They are used in rituals to give thanks to the sea and to seek blessings for a successful fishing season or safe ocean voyages.
Some indigenous coastal communities around the world have spiritual connections to the sea and its resources, including seaweed. Seaweed may be used in ceremonies and rituals to express gratitude to the ocean and as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with nature.
In modern Wiccan and Neopagan traditions, seaweed may be used symbolically in rituals related to water deities, purification, and connecting with the energies of the sea.
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Latin Name: Fucus Vesiculosus
Extraction Method: Solvent Extracted
Country of Origin: France
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