Oak Moss Absolute

(Evernia prunastri)
(1 customer review)


Oak Moss Absolute (Evernia prunastri) comes from a lichen that grows mainly on oak trees. Our Oak Moss comes from France where it is made by solvent extraction and is mainly used in natural perfumery.

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Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
Evernia prunastri France Conventional Solvent Plant / Lichen Base
Blends Well With : Bay Laurel Essential Oil, Bergamot FCF Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil, Ginger Essential Oil,

Oak Moss Absolute

Oak Moss Absolute (Evernia prunastri) comes from France, where it is made by solvent extraction.

Oak Moss Oil is quite thick – not suitable for bottling in sizes smaller than 5ml. Its principle use is in perfumery. Absolutes are highly concentrated, aromatic oils derived via solvent extraction of plant material – often from flowers that are too delicate for steam distillation, like Jasmine, Mimosa and White and Pink Lotus. Because the extraction process involves lower temperatures than distillation, the aromatic compounds in Absolutes can smell exceptionally fresh.


Like all of our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, it is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.

Top notes of earthy, bark and pine-like over deeper rich notes of moss, wood, decaying leaf, and damp earth notes; deep and evocative. Oakmoss is an excellent fixative with tremendous tenacity. Often Oakmoss Absolutes have contained potential allergens with a high risk of skin sensitization but ours contains a low percentage of atranol (a contact allergen) and meets international standards. Our Oil is solvent & alcohol extracted in France from Evernia prunastri, a type of lichen that grows mostly on oak trees.
When blending Oakmoss Absolute note that although it is soluble in alcohol, it is only partially soluble in a vegetable/carrier oil base and may settle out in cool temperatures. Warming the oil slightly and gently agitating should restore the oak moss more evenly in the oil.

NOTE: Must be diluted. Avoid use on sensitive skin. Oakmoss Absolute is not recommended for therapeutic purposes –  intended for use in perfumery only.

Two other absolutes that are often used in perfumery include:

IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.

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Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

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1 review for Oak Moss Absolute

  1. sandraessentials (verified owner)

    Love it! Heady and woodsy~ the perfect base note for exotics and men’s cologne.

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