Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Oakmoss

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Oakmoss lichen
Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri)

Oakmoss oil comes from the Evernia prunastri lichen. It has a woody, earthy scent.


Oakmoss oil is primarily used in perfumery.


Helps clear catarrh and phlegm.


  • Don't use oakmoss oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't use oakmoss oil if you have epilepsy.