Oakmoss Resin Oil

oakmoss lichen Evernia prunastri

Oakmoss resin oil.....

Oakmoss resin is an oleoresin from the oakmoss lichens. This lichen is found in many mountainous temperate forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It grows in areas free from pollution as it doesn't tolerate pollution. It primarily grows on the branches and trunks of oak trees. It can also be found on the bark of other trees such as pines and firs. The color of this lichen is green to greenish-white when dry and dark olive green or yellow green when wet.

Native Americans used lichen to treat wounds and respiratory complaints.

Overlooking Historic Precinct of Zemun, Belgrade, Union of Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
Overlooking Historic Precinct of Zemun, Belgrade, Union of Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia)

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Botanical Name - Evernia prunastri

Common Method Of Extraction - Solvent extracted

Parts Used - Lichen

Note Classification - Base

Aroma - Dry-earthy and bark-like

Largest Producing Countries - Yugoslavia, France, USA, and Bulgaria

Traditional Use - Is used in all perfume types (oriental, moss, fougere, new mowed hay, floral, colognes, aftershaves, etc.).

Properties - Antiseptic, demulcent, expectorant, and fixative.

Benefits - As a fixative.

Blends Well With - Blends well with virtually all other essential oils.

Safety DataOakmoss resin oil is used for perfuming and external purposes only. This oil should not be used for internal use. Don’t use this oil while pregnant.

St. Nicolas Russian Church, Sofia, Bulgaria
St. Nicolas Russian Church, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Young, Russell
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