Sweet Birch Essential Oil
Our organically crafted Birch Essential Oil, also known as Sweet Birch Oil, is steam distilled from the bark of the Betula lenta trees native to the eastern North America. Also commonly referred to as Black Birch or Cherry Birch, this versatile-minty essential oil has a captivating medicinal yet refreshing wintergreen aroma that's very invigorating.
Birch Essential Oil, while chemically and therapeutically similar to Wintergreen Essential Oil, is a specialty oil - it is much more difficult to extract than Wintergreen, as the bark must be macerated and soaked in warm water for at least 10-12 hours prior to the distillation for the most effective extraction. This therapeutically wide-spectrum stimulating and cleansing oil is highly recommended for restoring comfort to the overworked body and the agitated or anxious mind.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Birch Essential Oil is rich in Methyl salicylates and Salicylic Acid that help promote comfort and relaxation, and support the body's own ability to boost effectiveness of it's healing cycles. Birch Oil is often added to lotions, massage oils and body salves for soothing minor pain and topical inflammation. Traditionally, applied topically, Birch Sweet Oil was used as an astringent and was recognized for centuries as among the most effective of toners and tighteners of skin. Birch Oil is a purifying, uplifting and stimulating oil that encourages detoxification of the body when inhaled or applied topically.
Birch Essential Oil is a better alternative to Wintergreen, as it has nuances that create a brighter, more complex interesting aroma. Emotionally and energetically, Betula Lenta Bark Oil can help reduce stress, fatigue, depression, and melancholy feelings. This essential oil also has sedative and antispasmodic properties and may help soothe anxiety.
Birch Essential Oil is Potentially toxic, it contains methyl salicylate, (the active ingredient in aspirin). Not to be used for anyone on blood thinning medications, the elderly or fragile. Not for use when pregnant or nursing. Avoid in cases of liver problems.
PART USED Bark
SYNONYMS Betula lenta L.
COMMON NAMES Black Birch, Sweet Birch, Cherry Birch, Spice Birch
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Top to Middle Note
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