100% Pure Birch (Sweet) Essential Oil
Scientific Name : Betula lenta
Part of Plant Used : Bark
Best Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
Aroma : Camphoraceous, Sharp, Piney
Odor Strength : High
Evaporation : Top Note
Oil Hue : Brown to orange/Pale yellow
Origin : Common sourced from Russia
Primary Active Constituent : Methyl salicylate
Blends Well With : Marjoram, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemongrass, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Cardamom, Silver fir, Hyssop, Vitex, Oregano, Cypress, Emerald cypress, Hemp blossom, and Juniper
Precautions : Birch is not to be used internally. It can also cause skin irritations. Skin Patch Tests should always be conducted.
Topical : For muscle aches and fatigue, apply 1-2 drops of Birch oil directly on the sore muscle and massage gently. A toner made using low doses of Birch oil smoothes wrinkles overtime and tightens skin - Add 10 drops of Birch to a 2 oz spray bottle containing Rosewater or Aloe (or equal parts of both) and spray this mixture onto face after cleansing. This mixture can also be sprayed on skin that's experiencing symptoms of eczema.
Aromatic : Diffusing 3-5 drops of Birch induces a feeling of warmth and comfort - It is ideal to diffuse during colder months.