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  • 5ml black glass bottle of LVNEA's oakmoss absolute on black background. The label on the bottle is silver.
  • close up of oakmoss

OAKMOSS | Absolute

  • $22.00

Pure Evernia prunastri absolute.

Oakmoss is a species of lichen native to the mountainous temperate forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere, including parts of France, Portugal, Spain, North America, and much of Central Europe. Oakmoss grows primarily on the trunk and branches of oak trees, but also the bark of other deciduous trees and conifers such as fir and pine.

The absolute has an earthy top note with hints of pine, layered upon the lush aromas of moss, woods, decomposing leaves, and moist earth. It is traditionally used in perfumery as a fixative, especially in chypre fragrances, to add a deep, mysterious, evocative scent. 

This is an ingredient meant for perfumery and requires a bit more work and experience than a mobile substance like an essential oil. Ways you can render your Oakmoss more mobile is by gently heating it in a double-boiler - or, you can dilute it by mixing the smallest bit of ethanol (perfumer's alcohol) directly into the bottle. If you plan on using this absolute for a perfume blend, you can use a small wand, or a toothpick, to gather some of the absolute from the bottle and then soak it into your blend.

ASPECTS: agrestic · rich · warm · earthy · honeyed · hay-like
APPEARANCE: dark green, opaque, semi-solid or solid mass
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
PLANT PART: lichen

Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper top that may have to be removed depending on the viscosity of the item selected. Please note that essential oils and absolutes vary widely in thickness and consistency.

Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe, or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Store in a cool and dry area.

PURE PLANT EXTRACT* · PERFUMERY-GRADE · HAND-FILLED IN MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC

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Melanie M.
High quality, characteristic, and workable

This is characteristic, high quality 'ready to blend' oakmoss that's already a very nice workable viscous texture, rather than the sometimes clumpy uneven mass that can be frustrating to measure and integrate. Excellent material.