Botanical name:Evernia prunastri or Evernia furfuracaea
Common name: oakmoss
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
There are no true essential oils for oakmoss, but there are oakmoss bouquets. You can use ASDF bouquet in the same manner as a true essential oil in any recipes or formulas that call for oakmoss oil.
Jupiter spells: Oakmoss (as an herb or a bouquet) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Jupiter matters (growth, legal matters, luck, meditation, money, prosperity, settling legal matters, and spirituality). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Jupiter for a list of herbal substitutes for oakmoss.
Using essential oils: There is no true essential oil for oakmoss, but there are oakmoss bouquets. You can use ASDF bouquet in the same manner as a true essential oil in any recipes or formulas that call for ASDF oil. Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
Ladys Choice Brand Teas: LTDREM: Tea: Pleasant Dreams ~1/3 oz A dreamy formulation of catnip, mugwort, oakmoss, lavender, linden, chamomile and mistletoe. Loose tea, one package is enough for 5 + cups. (Not to be used as a substitute for a doctors care.) Earth Spirit Emporium (note that products and availability may change over time)
Ladys Choice Brand Teas: LTPSYM: Tea: Psychic (Activiates psychic awareness) A stimulating formulation of rosemary, clove, eyebright, mistletoe, oakmoss, elecampane and rue. Loose tea, one package is enough for 5 + cups. (Not to be used as a substitute for a doctors care.) Earth Spirit Emporium (note that products and availability may change over time)
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