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Birch Essential Oil

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Birch essential oil helps with some of the minor, uncomfortable parts of getting older such as tired limbs and joints. Despite what popular culture may tell us, there are a lot of wonderful things about getting older. For one, we likely no longer have to worry about passing tests or breaking curfews. We have grown to know ourselves better and maybe even accept the less than perfect pieces of our lives.

Birch essential oil is often added to lotions, massage oils and body salves to support seniors and others with super-active lifestyles. Throughout the ages Birch oil has been used as a skin tonic and brightener. Early settlers to America witnessed Native Americans using the inner bark of the birch tree as an infusion and flavorful tonic tea. True Birch essential oil has a captivating top note aroma.

Birch trees can tower up to 50 to 80 feet in height. The top-quality oil that EG carries ensures that the bark has been soaked in warm water for at least 10-12 hours prior to the most effective extraction. There are more than 40 different varieties of birch and the sweet birch tree is also known as black birch.


Botanical Name: Betula lenta

Origin: Canada

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Bark

Note: Top

Family: Betulaceae

Synonym: Black Birch, Cherry Birch, Mahogany Birch, Southern Birch

Blends Well With: Peppermint and other mints

Aroma: Camphorous, sweet, and considered to be similar to Wintergreeen

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Birch batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Betula lenta. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Avoid around the time of surgery or if on anticoagulants, have bleeding disorders or have a salicylate sensitivity. Possible drug interactions.

Adult Max Dilution: 2.5%

Shelf Life: 3-5 Years

How to Use

MUSCLE MASSAGE Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops each of Birch, Spearmint, Black Pepper and Helichrysum, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake well to mix. Apply enough to cover the area and massage onto affected areas. (2% dilution)

MASSAGE OIL: Add the following to a 2 ounce bottle: 6 drops each of Birch, Peppermint, Frankincense and Copaiba, then fill with 2 ounces Avocado oil. Apply as needed in self-massage or after bath to revitalize. (2% dilution)

SKIN SMOOTHER: Make a sugar scrub to exfoliate and invigorate the skin by mixing: 4 drops of Birch, 6 drops of Cypress, 5 drops of Tangerine and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame. Stir to mix well and pack into a jar for storage. Use in the shower, on wet skin. Gently massage 1-2 tablespoons onto thighs and buttocks for several minutes. Rinsing away the sugar will leave the oils behind to work therapeutically, so you may want to use as a last step after washing (soap will remove conditioning oils).

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