USA. Birch, Sweet (Betula lenta) Essential Oil, Wild Harvested, Steam Distilled
Sweet Birch essential oil, distilled from bark, has a sweet, bright, slightly minty scent, similar to Wintergreen essential oil. It is considered a top to middle note aromatically.
This oil is said to induce feelings of strength, vitality, and warmth. It has long been used for its anti-inflammatory properties. High in methyl salicylates, it is popular for relieving sore muscles. Sweet Birch essential oil is one of the star ingredients in our Muscle Rub Salve for just this reason! It makes a great addition to liniments or other soothing balms.
It is said to be a tonic, disinfectant, stimulant and antidepressant, analgesic, detoxifier, and anti-arthritic. Furthermore, it is a diuretic, antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, germicide, insecticide, and a depurative.
Our essential oils are sold in amber glass bottles with a dropper orifice for drop-by-drop administration. Do not ingest essential oils unless under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner or experienced aromatherapist. Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. (Some examples of carrier oils: Jojoba, Sunflower, Grapeseed, Rosehip Seed, Castor, and Avocado; gently liquified Coconut Oil, Shea, or Cocoa Butter can also work for creating thicker body care products.) Always test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin before applying more widely.
Maximum recommended dilution 1% (one drop per teaspoon of carrier oil). Use in moderation. Do not use during pregnancy or lactation.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.