The Use of Oakmoss as an Incense Ingredient

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As the name suggests, oakmoss is a moss which grows primarily on oak trees, although it is known to grow on other trees as well.

Nowadays, oakmoss is a popular ingredient in perfumery due to it’s dark forest-like fragrance.

Plant Family: Usneaceae.

Synonyms: None.

Origin: Central and South Europe.

Parts Used: Whole plant.

What Does Oakmoss Smell Like?

Oakmoss smells has notes of dark forest, moss, earth, with a little sweetness.

The scent of oakmoss is good in combination with basil, cedar, juniper, lavender, myrrh, palo santo, pine, rose, spikenard, and tonka bean.

If you’re looking for good oakmoss incense sticks, we recommend these.

Metaphysical Meaning of Oakmoss

Elemental Symbolism: Earth.

Astrological Symbolism: Capricorn

Planetary Symbolism: Jupiter.

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