Oil Name: Birch Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Betula Alba
Birch essential oil has a balsamic smell, is pale yellow in colour and viscous in viscosity.
This attractive tree is native to the northern hemisphere. White Birch oil is extracted from the leaf-buds by steam distillation.
Crude Birch tar is extracted by slow destructive distillation from the bark; this is subsequently steam-distilled to yield a rectified birch tar oil.
Essential or Carrier Oil?
Betulenol and Sesquiterpenes.
Anti inflammatory, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Tonic
Arthritis, Cellulite, Circulation Problems, Dermatitis, Dull Congested Skin, Eczema, Edema, Hair Care, Muscular Aches and Pains, Psoriasis, Rheumatism
pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers
Detail of Warnings
White Birch oil is generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising but should be avoided during pregnancy.
Compatible Combination Oils
Jasmine, Rosemary, SandalwoodTags: Birch essential oils