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Oakmoss Absolute Essential Oil

Oakmoss Absolute Essential Oil

A light green lichen found growing primarily on oak trees, and sometimes on other species. The oak is indigenous to Europe and North America; The most important of these is the absolute, by solvent extraction from the lichen that has often been soaked in lukewarm water prior to extraction is dark green or brown in color with extremely tenacious, earthy-mossy odor and a leather-like undertone. An extraction of absolute by vacuum distillation of the concrete results a pale yellow or olive viscous liquid with a dry-earthy,green, bark-like odor,quite true to nature. They have a high fixative value and blend with virtually all other oils and lend body and rich natural undertones to all perfume types.

Properties - Antiseptic, demulcent, expectorant, fixative.

Uses - In aromatherapy/home oakmoss is used as a fixative, where the oakmoss concrete is used primarily in soaps; the absolute is the most versitile and is used in all perfume types. The resin and resinoids, which have a poor solubility, are used in soaps, hair preparations, industrial perfumes and low cost products.

Cautions - Use with caution. Dermal sensitizer, toxic, and mucous membrane irritant. Avoid in epilepsy and pregnancy.

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