Botanical Name :Evernia Prunastri
Common Name : Oakmoss Absolute, Oak moss oil
CAS # : 68917-10-2
Plant Parts Used : Moss or Lichens
Extraction Method : Solvent Extraction
Color & Odor : Dark green viscous liquid with sweet, phenolic, mossy odor
Oakmoss Absolute oil is a solvent extracted from light green lichen that is found growing primarily on oak trees as well as sometimes on other species.
Constituents & Specifications :
Evernic acid, d-usnic acid, Atranorine, Chloratronorine
Specific Gravity : 0.900 - 1.150 @ 20°C
Refractive Index : 1.550 - 1.575 @ 20°C
Antiseptic, demulcent, expectorant, fixative, Restorative
Benefits & Uses :
It is used as a fixative, in soaps and perfumes.
It is used in skin care products, sprays and many such cosmetics mainly due to its anti septic and demulcent properties. This oil is also known for its fixative values.