Botanical Name: Betula Lenta
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Color/Consistency: Clear Color with Thin Consistency
Aroma: Sweet, Sharp, Camphorous, Fresh, and Wintergreen-like
Perfumery Note: Top
Birch Sweet Essential Oil is steam distilled from the bark of Birch trees. The oil, while chemically and therapeutically similar to Wintergreen, is a specialty oil – it is much more difficult to extract than wintergreen, as the bark must be macerated and soaked for up to 12 hours before distillation. Furthermore, the essential oil of Birch is actually heavier than water (this is quite uncommon) so that the oil sinks, rather than floats, in the separation chamber.
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As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)