Birch, Sweet, Wildcrafted
Pure, Therapeutic Sweet Birch essential oil, Wildcrafted
Botanical name : Betula lenta
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / Bark
Aroma : Sweet, Spicy, like Wintergreen
Note : Middle Odor Intensity : 5
Key constituents : (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: Improves with age, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Betulaceae Sweet birch is native to North America. The tree grows to a height of about 50-80 feet. The bark is black and the leaves smell of wintergreen or root beer. The Sweet birch tree is also known as Black birch, Cherry birch, Mahogany Birch and Spice birch.
Regions of Production : Canada
Growing Practices : Plants indigenous to the region are harvested from the wild, away from pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Replanting is done yearly to ensure availability of the species.
Properties : Anti-inflammatory, calming, purifying, sedative, warming Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Helps relieves achy, tense and sore muscles. Aids in reducing inflammation and pain in joints, helpful for managing tendonitis. Warming, purifying.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, bath, skin care. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Calming and mood uplifting qualities. Relaxes the nerves, helps reduce tension and stress, and promotes restful sleep.
Safety : Do not use during pregnancy or while breast feeding. May irritate sensitive skin.
Blends well with : Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Orange, Petitgrain, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme
History / Fun Facts :
Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.
Falconi, Dina, Earthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair : Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body, 1998. Ceres Press, Woodstock, NY.
Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands on Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.
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