Our True Sweet Birch Essential Oil is distilled by a small family owned distiller in Canada, using birch bark material collected in Canada and Adirondack, USA. This Sweet Birch Essential Oil is one of the only authentic birch oils produced on the market today, with quite a bit more complexity than the typical commercial "birch oil" on the market. Sweet Birch Essential Oil is steam distilled from the bark of the birch tree, which must be macerated and soaked for up to 12 hours before distillation. Sweet Birch is native to southern Canada, Northern USA, and some parts of Russia and Eastern Europe. Sweet Birch was originally used by North American native tribes as a tonic and for joint mobility and joint and muscle pains. In aromatherapy today, Sweet Birch is commonly used for its muscle and joint pain relieving properties, as well as respiratory issues. Sweet Birch is an astringent and may be used in skincare blends to help tone, tighten, and soften the skin. Being an antiseptic, Sweet Birch Essential Oil is also used to help protect the skin from bacterial and fungal infections. Sweet Birch Essential Oil must always be diluted when applied directly to the skin, as the oil may be irritating when applied neat.
NOTE: Due to its high salicylate and methyl salicylate content, Sweet Birch Essential Oil should not be used on children, during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding.
Specific Benefits of Sweet Birch Essential Oil as follows:Joint and muscle pains... Sweet Birch has a long history of use for pain relief, particularly for joint and muscle pains. Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds, it can relieve aches, spasms, and deep-seated pains such as those in the knees or shoulders.
Natural headache relief... Sweet birch can also be used effectively to deal with headaches and migraines in a natural way. In fact, the compounds in Sweet Birch Essential Oil are a naturally occurring variant of the chemical found in Aspirin.
Treating respiratory infections... Sweet Birch Essential Oil can be used to help clear up congestion and mild infections of the respiratory tract, such as those resulting from the cold or flu.
Properties: Analgesic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Detoxifying, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Germicide, Insecticide, Stimulant, Tonic
Perfumery Note: Top
Aroma: Sweet, Sharp, Camphorous, Fresh, and Wintergreen-like
Blends with: Bergamot, Cape Chamomile, Cedarwood, Frankincense, German Chamomile, Lemon, Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Rosewood
Simply diffuse an equal number of drops of each essential oil in your diffuser.
Massage oil for pained joints
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil
4 drops Sweet Birch Essential Oil
4 drops Yarrow Essential Oil
4 drops Turmeric Essential Oil
Mix all the oils together and use the blend as a massage oil for sore joints and muscles.
Inhalation To Stop Headaches
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Sweet Birch Essential Oil
Simply put the drops of the essential oils on a cotton ball or a handkerchief and inhale. You can do this once you are already suffering from a headache, or regularly throughout the day to ward off headaches.