Forgot something. Sphagsorb is kinda like peat moss, only more processed.
From the companies web site: http://www.sphagsorb.com/product_info.html
WHAT IS SPHAG?
The finest grade of sphagnum moss from our bogs in Canada is the starting point for SPHAG SORB. The peat fibers are separated from all inorganic hard material, and then activated into a high-grade product with a remarkable ability to absorb and encapsulate oils, solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and all other organic chemicals.
SPHAG SORB is a natural organic absorbent that can be used in all phases of spill clean ups:
The initial response to a spill.
The absorption and clean up of spilled liquids.
The removal and disposal of the contamination.
And the remediation of the contamination with or without hydrocarbon digesting microbes.
SPHAG SORB is a super absorbent organic compound that is used to clean up oil, gas, diesel fuel, solvents, paints, glycol and organic chemical spills. Peat is partially fossilized plant matter (mostly hemicelluloses, cellulose, and lignin) which is formed in poorly oxygenated wetlands where the rate of accumulation of plant matter is greater than that of decomposition. Peat is a highly porous material with a porosity of approximately 95% and a large specific surface area, which gives it a greater absorption capacity than other common absorbents.