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Birch, Sweet EO

Extraction: Steam distillation of pulverized bark

Aroma: Sweet, sharp, minty and fresh. Very similar to Wintergreen.

Potential uses and benefits: Because of the potentially toxic effects, Birch essential oil should be used cautiously and in dilution. This is an oil to know well before using. However when used wisely it is an effective addition to a massage oil for sore muscles, sprains and painful joints because of its' anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. 2 to 3 drops mixed well into a warm bath can be very soothing. Often used as an ingredient in skin care products both for problem skin conditions and as a skin softener.

Blends Well With: Reputedly a popular ingredient in traditional men's perfumes and colognes; blending well with citrus essential oils and the woody base oils

Method of Use: Bath, massage oil and diluted in water for breath freshener

Cautions:  Do not take any oils internally. Do not apply undiluted oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin.

If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, cancer or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a certified Aroma therapist. Keep out of the reach of children.

Important Note:  The information provided herein, is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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