Bark, Steam Distilled, U.S.A.
Birch has a very similar chemistry and fragrance to Wintergreen essential oil. It is a premier remedy for sore muscles, joints and sprains. For cosmetic use, Birch can help soften skin, ease skin irritation and poriasis. Other actions of Birch include anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic and tonic.
Aromatic Profile: Wintergreen-like, intense, sweet woody, sharp
Appearance: Colourless, pale yellow or reddish tinted liquid
Other Uses: Extensively used as a flavouring agent, especially 'root beer', chewing gum and toothpaste (very low-level use).
Blends Well With: ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; ambergris melange; amber sweet melange; angelica root eo, co2 and abs; aruacaria eo; buddha wood eo and co2; cabreuva eo; cassia eo and co2; cinnamon eo, co2 and abs; cedarwood eo's and abs's; cedarleaf eo; cistus eo and abs; coffee eo, co2 and abs; costus eo and co2; cypriol/nagarmotha eo and co2; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; galbanum eo, co2 and abs; guiacwood eo; juniper berry eo, co2 and abs; mastic eo and abs; muhuhu eo; mushroom abs; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; oakmoss abs; opoponax eo and abs; palo santo eo; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; peru balsam eo and abs; pine needle abs; seaweed abs; stryax eo and abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs
Safety Considerations: Caution is advised with dosages, harmful in concentration. Dilute the essential oil in either a carrier oil for massage, or use 2-3 drops in a bath and use sparingly. Not for use with individuals who have liver problems, for those taking blood thinning medications or for the elderly. Keep out of open wounds and out of the hands of children (it smells like candy).
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Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essentail Oils. 2013. 49-50.
Green and .Keville. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. 2009. p 180.