Botanical Name: Evernia prunastri
Plant Part: Lichen
Country of Origin: France
Method of Extraction: Solvent extraction
Oakmoss is not a true flowering plant but a lichen (algae + fungus) that is extracted for its fragrance. Oakmoss grows well on the trunks of the Oak tree. Oakmoss absolute has an intense aroma reminiscent of a damp forest floor, the aroma can be described as mossy and smoky. This absolute is usually not used in aromatherapy, but is used mainly in perfumery. It's not to be used for direct skin application, must be first properly diluted, not to be used in or near the eyes.
This Oakmoss is NOT low in atranol nor is it IFRA compliant. Oakmoss absolutes which meet those two conditions do not offer the same mossy aroma (demanded by many perfumers) as non-compliant Oakmoss absolutes do. For this reason, we have no plans to stock IFRA compliant Oakmoss absolute.
The aroma of Oakmoss absolute is said to be uplifting, cooling and calming. Its properties are more emotional and spiritual than physical. This is a very viscous product with a dark green color, the colder it is at the receiver's location the thicker the absolute will be upon arrival. Color and appearance may vary from batch to batch. Blends well with cedarwood, citrus, pine, rosemary and vetiver. This absolute is insoluble in water. Flashpoint: 212 F.
This absolute is used extensively in perfumery. Oakmoss products form important parts of the notes in all fougere, chypre or ‘moss’ perfumes and they are common ingredients in colognes, crepe de Chines, forest notes, new mown hay, pine fragrances, lavender bouquets, Oriental bases, fancy or modern bases, etc. They can lend body and naturalness, rich pleasant undertones and high fixative value in numerous types of floral fragrances as well.
INCI: Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract. Country of origin: France.
Contraindications (dermal); Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin; children under 2 years of age, pregnant women. (Rev. 12/6/22-TET)
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Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
Our containers are filled with products to where our commercial digital scales indicate the container should be filled. Some containers will be filled to the top, some will not.
HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.
Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
HOW TO STORE: Upon receipt, EO's dispensed in plastic bottles MUST be transferred into amber glass bottles. EO's, FO's and BUTTERS should be stored in tightly-sealed containers away from direct light and heat. Many oils could be highly flammable, keep away from open flames. Refrigerating butters could adversely affect the consistency of the butter, please join our Forum if you need to learn how to handle and store products.
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