Birch Sweet Essential Oil - 100% Pure
Botanical Name: Betula lenta
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The Birch tree is a graceful tree about 25m high, which has a pyramidal shape while young. It has bright green leaves and a dark reddish-brown aromatic bark, which his broken into plates or patches. Native to southern Canada and southeastern USA; it now grows also in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Birch Sweet is credited with being an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pryetic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, diuretic, and tonic. It is an effective addition to massage oil blends for sore muscles, sprains and painful joints because of its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Virginian Cedarwood, Fir Balsam, Copaiba Balsam, Sandalwood, Spruce, and Rosewood. Aromatic Scent: Birch Sweet has a sweet, sharp, camphoraceous scent that is very fresh and similar to Wintergreen.
History: Birch bark was historically used by North American native people as a tonic and beverage to bring on a sweat and to induce heating.
Cautions: Birch Sweet Oil is potentially toxic and may cause skin irritation. Use in dilution and avoid during pregnancy.