Botanical Name: Evernia prunastri
Common Method Of Extraction: Solvent extracted (Proprietary blend which does not include Hexane)
Parts Used: Lichen
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Dry-earthy and bark-like
Largest Producing Countries: France and USA
Traditional Use: Is used in perfumery for its fixative properties.
Properties: Antiseptic, demulcent, fixative
Benefits: Utilized as a fixative. This oil is very viscous, and may need to be warmed up to aid pourability.
Blends Well With: Anise, bay, bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lime, orange, palmarosa, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: The lichen primarily grows on oak trees, but it may also be found on firs and pines. Oakmoss grown on pine trees is thought to have a stronger turpentine aroma.
Safety Data: Not for internal use. Avoid in epilepsy and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).