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Oakmoss Absolute

Oakmoss smells like damp bark with a bit of seashore thrown in - comforting and steadying on a deep level. Many consider it effective in money spells, and it definitely works well as an Elemental Earth scent. Try in combination with other Earth scents for a grounding oil or as an ingredient in Druidic or Celtic oils. Because it grows on oak trees, you might also consider this herb for scenting natural perfumes dealing with dependency (or the fear of it). Oakmoss evaporates slowly and so will stay in a combination for a long time. Its character as a scent, then, is a lot like its character as a plant - slow and foresty - and like the nature (pun intended) of Earth magick: moving to a geological clock. It's wonderful in forest-type pot pourri blends. Wylundt considers this a Moon scent, and perhaps that fits with the touch of seashore in its fragrance. To me, though, it is all Earth - deep, dark, moist. It is very difficult to work with oakmoss absolute in its undiluted form--it's very thick and sticky stuff. It has to be warmed to make it pourable. Then dilute it with nine times as much volume of your carrier of choice, either jojoba, or almond oil, or ethanol; an absolute is ten times as strong as an essential oil, so it must be diluted to be used. I use a double boiler to warm oakmoss absolute and pour it into the bottles, from which I have removed the orifice reducers. The absolute is extracted from Evernia prunastii in Yugoslavia. Top

Combining With Other Essential Oils

The natural fragrance of oakmoss goes well with the scents of allspice, ambrette, angelica root, basil, bay leaf, beeswax, caraway, carrot seed, cassia, cedar, celery seed, chamomile, cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove, coriander, costus root, cypress, elemi, fir balsam, galbanum, guaiacwood, gurjun balsam, hay, immortelle absolute, labdanum, lavandin, lavender absolute, mugwort, nutmeg, oakmoss, orris, patchouli, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, spruce, tobacco, tonka bean, valerian, vanilla, vetiver, and ylang ylang. Some like it with citrus oils like lemon, orange, or pink grapefruit.  It can cause skin sensitivity in some people, so use only in very small amounts (less than .6% or less than 3 drops/ounce). Top

Oakmoss Absolute 100% (Yugoslavia)
Solid at room temperature
5 ml $13.00

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Money Spells
Grounding
Elemental Magic
Druidic Magic
Perfumes of Earth

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