Birch (Sweet) Essential Oil
BIRCH (Sweet) Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Betula lenta
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Origin: Russia
Therapeutically and chemically similar to Wintergreen Essential Oil, Sweet Birch has a more complex and brighter aroma.
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.
This light green oil has an intense, yet balanced fresh minty top note layered with a deep molasses, fennel-like middle note and undertones of dark, sweet wood.
Birch (Sweet) Essential Oil is often included in formulas to open the breathing passages and may be blended with Ravensara and Eucalyptus for this purpose. Deep inhalation of the bright aroma can clear the sinuses and stimulate the mind.
Birch is often added to liniments, ointments and massage oils to help ease muscles and joints while increasing blood circulation.
The essential oil of Birch is made up almost exclusively of methyl salicylate and is harmful in concentration. Care must be taken to use Sweet Birch in very low amounts. Birch oil should be diluted significantly before topical application.
Do not use on children.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a physician prior to use.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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