Found growing on several varieties of trees in the mountainous temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere, Oakmoss yields an essential oil with a rich and earthy aroma. Oakmoss Oil may:
Instill confidence and spirituality**
Be grounding and consolidating in meditative practices**
What is Oakmoss?
Oakmoss grows on oak trees, firs, and pines of the mountainous temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere. The short bushy lichen bears a resemblance in shape to deer antlers and is actually a fungus rich with beneficial properties. It is a pleasant minty green color when dry but becomes a dark olive color when wet.
Valued for centuries, oakmoss has been found in baskets in the tombs of royal Egyptians. Oakmoss has been used in perfumery dating back to the 16th century due as a fixative and can form the base notes of many fragrances.
Oakmoss Essential Oil
Solvent extracted from the lichen, Oakmoss oil’s scent is rich and earthy.
Oakmoss has long been a staple in cosmetic fragrances. Additionally, in aromatherapeutic practices it is known for being grounding and consolidating. It is also believed to encourage prosperity. Oakmoss Essential Oil is known to sensitize the skin of some when applied directly so it is strongly recommended that it be diluted well with a carrier oil and tested on a small patch of skin before use.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement Oakmoss oil’s earthy and rich scent include: bergamot, cedarwood, clove, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, lemon, myrrh, orange, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang oils.
Piping Rock's pure Oakmoss Oil is available in 1 oz. bottles.
Oakmoss Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Oakmoss Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its earthy aroma. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Oakmoss Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Oakmoss Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.