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Oakmoss

Oakmoss is a lichen harvested in the wild oak tree forests in Central and Southern Europe.

Once harvested, it is then allowed to dry, and eventually shipped to extraction facilities. Hexane was the typical solvent, yielding a Oakmoss Absolute – a classic fine fragrance ingredient. Alcohol was also used to make a Oakmoss Resinoid.

New IFRA regulations essentially banned the use of Oakmoss due to naturally-occurring allergens. Safer oakmoss reconstitutions like the product linked below are now becoming popular:

Oakmoss Givco 214

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Marietta Zino at mzino@vigon.com or call 570-422-6022.