Praan Naturals Hops CO2 Total Extract is produced from the cones of Humulus lupus, more commonly known as hops. Hops are most well known for their use in flavoring beer. Hops CO2 Total Extract contains both the volatile and non-volatile CO2 soluble components of hops.
CO2 Totals are CO2 Supercritical Extracts that have been extracted at higher pressure than those classified as CO2 Selects. CO2 Totals are believed to most closely represent the natural plant as compared to essential oils and CO2 Selects.
Aromatically, Praan Naturals Hops CO2 Total Extract possesses a complex, fresh, green, bittersweet herbal aroma. It is yellowish-brown in color and is semi-soft at room temperature. It contains 38-58% humulones (alpha acids) and 16-30% lupulones (beta acids).
Hops CO2 Total Extract is used in perfumery/fragrancing applications, and it is used at low dilutions in deodorants and deodorizing formulations. It is considered to be calming and may help promote sleep.