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Oakmoss Absolute Oil Uses and Benefits

Oakmoss Absolute Oil Uses and Benefits

oakmoss absolute oil uses and benefitsOakmoss Absolute Oil Properties (Evernia prunastri)

Oakmoss absolute oil has an intense aroma that is calming and uplifting.  An earthy, mossy, wet woods, soft earth scent. An emotionally grounding oil useful in skin care and perfumery.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Finest Quality
  • Thick. May need warming to dilute
  • Solvent Extraction of Moss
  • Country of Origin: France

Oakmoss Absolute Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Oakmoss Absolute Oil 

Oakmoss, also known as Evernia prunsatri is a form of lichen and grows on oak trees. It is mainly found in countries within the Northern Hemisphere such as Spain, Portugal and France. It mainly grows on the branches of oak trees, but can be occasionally found on fir and pine trees. Oakmoss is mainly harvested in Europe and exported to France.

In early European times, Oakmoss was mainly utilized for its beautification features but has since been commercialized because of its anti-aging properties. Its elements are also contained in perfume mixtures and was often used as a perfume by Europeans. Oakmoss can also be found in North America.

Oakmoss Absolute Oil Uses and Benefits

Oakmoss absolute oil is rich in anti-aging properties and is commonly used for beautification purposes. Oakmoss has antiseptic properties, which help the skin rid itself of microbial growth.* It is also used as an expectorant with immense restorative benefits. Oakmoss has been known to prevent rapid aging and is one of Mother Nature’s most potent treatments for beautification. It also has soothing elements which help to keep the skin smooth and supple. This oils anti-inflammatory properties also support ridding the skin of irritations. Oakmoss helps maintain refreshing and reinvigorating skin.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Oakmoss Absolute Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends & Suggestions 

Blends nicely with anise star, bay, bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lime, orange, palmarosa, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang.

  • Oakmoss oil can be used as a skin moisturizer. Simply mix a few drops of essential oil with your favorite moisturizer or carrier oil and evenly rub on the body.
  • Oakmoss can also be used to soothe itches. Simply apply evenly across affected areas.
  • Oakmoss can be used to reinvigorate the skin and reduce rapid aging. Simply apply three-4 drops inside a warm bubble bath and soak for 30 minutes.

Oakmoss Absolute Oil Safety Tips

  • Pregnant women and those with epilepsy should avoid Oakmoss essential oil. 
  • Do not use if you have hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin. 
  • Do not use on children under 2 years of age.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.

Oakmoss Absolute Essential Oil Reviews

“I love this product and the quality. I will definitely be ordering more in the near future.” – M. Martin

“This oil makes a great combo with some of the woodsy essential oils. Exactly what I needed. I will be purchasing again.” – L.N.

“Amazing! I love it! I would buy again!” – T. O’Brien 

“Smells leathery, woody, and green. I would almost compare it to a natural smelling “new car scent.” I love this mixed with honeysuckle from the same company. It’s definitely one I will buy again!” – Jay

“This is an OMG so good, so terrific, so earthy, so woody scent. I can’t say enough about this oil, it is the BEST. It comes SUPER thick so I pulled the stopper and added 6 drops of alcohol (denatured) 2 drops at a time to get it to drop out of the bottle and it’s still slow. This very rich scent is THE BEST for any masculine cologne or diffuser use. I have several different cologne blends I use, and I’ve cut my Sandalwood down (very hard to find good Sandalwood) and added this Oakmoss and people ask me what I’m wearing! They freak when I tell them I make it and won’t let them have any…lol. If you mix oils, you MUST get this!” – J.M.

“You must know by now that I am pleased with all of my purchases. Thank You.” – J. Cockrell

“Love the fragrance. I can add this to any blend.” – Annie

“Awesome. The smell is oh-so-very good. It takes some time to warm it up enough to go through the dropper, so I just take it out and wipe a drop on my palm. It lasts long, smells rich, costs less that expensive cologne. I am receiving compliments about the smell I mix and was told that it is very sexy for it’s natural earthy notes. I know where to find this oil when I need to buy it again.” –  S. Simeonov

“Yes, the liquid is thick and viscous. However, it’s fairly easy to extract with a toothpick or by diluting a carrier oil. I’m more impressed with the delicious scent of the oakmoss. I love it, my husband loves it and so far, it’s paired well for the homemade lotion (oakmoss, lavender, clary sage) and room spray (eucalyptus, geranium, oakmoss, lavender) that I’ve made.” –  C. Tseng

”I’ve recently gotten back into concocting perfume blends using essential oils, and this is a good base note for a masculine or feminine blend.”  – M. Kane

”A perfect transaction, superb product and ideal company.”  – S. Mills

”Great product. Quick shipping. A+”  –  R. Riley

”Fast delivery, item arrived in perfect condition, great company.”  –  C. Baker

”Smells wonderful. Very thick and very pure.”  – L. Hilleman

”This is my second and bigger bottle of Oakmoss. The smell is amazing and I receive a lot of compliments. Mixed with other oils it gives out a smell of a 1,000 dollar custom cologne. L-O-V-E-I-T!”  – S. Simeonov

”My order came prompt and orderly. I will be using them for more items in the future.”  – K Day

”Mesmerizing scent!”  – R. Rhyno

”Very pleased with the product and the company.”  – W. Krueger

”Great product. Packaged well.”  – T. Hoefer

”Smells wonderful, just what I expected.”  – A. Novak II

“Will definitely be buying more essential oils from BioSource Naturals. The Oakmoss, Lime, and Eucalyptus Lemon are fantastic!!! Thank you so much for your courtesy and FABULOUS ESSENTIAL OILS!!! Take care and GOD Bless.” – Sam Tomaino


Botanical NameEvernia prunastri
Country of OriginFrance
OdorDark green viscous liquid with sweet, mossy odor.
Method of ExtractionSolvent
Flash Point>100°C
Refractive Index1.550 – 1.575 @ 20°C
Specific Gravity 0.900 - 1.150
SolubilityInsoluble in water, soluble in alcohol
CAS No.977059-15-6