Oakmoss Absolute

Oakmoss absolute is solvent extracted from Evernia prunastri, a lichen that grows on oak trees.

Oakmoss Absolute Properties

  • The oil is a thick liquid with a dark brown color and has a deep, sweet earthy scent.
  • Has anti-septic properties and is said to be uplifting and calming.
  • It blends nicely with almost all essential oils.
  • It has often been used as a perfume fixative and as a base note in many fragrances but now it's use is highly restricted as it can be very sensitizing and can be the cause of a fragrance allergy.
  • Some companies are now producing oil that is low in atranol which makes it compliant with the International Fragrance Association's restrictions.
  • Best avoided during pregnancy and by those with epilepsy. 

This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.


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