Boasting a Balasmic aroma, Birch essential oil is derived from Betulaceae family. It is indigenuous to Southern Canada and southeastern USA. It is extracted from the silvery white bark using dry distillation method.
Birch essential oil also known as Sweet birch oil has a long history of use for sore and fatigue muscles. This therapeutic stimulating and cleansing oil has a bright and refreshing aroma and is beneficial for comforting overworked body and agitated mind. The smell of this oil doesn’t have the same woody aroma as other tree oils, however it has minty scent similar to that of Wintergreen.
Skin: Birch oil has been used as an astringent and is recognized as among the most effective toners and tighteners of skin.
Hair: When added to water and used to rinse hair, it fights against dandruff and add lustre to hair. You can add a drop of this oil to your shampoo and wash as usual.
Body: It can improve blood circulation and eliminate toxins from the body. You can add 2 drops of this oil to your massage blend and massage on neck and shoulders as a tension buster.
Boosts oral health: It is an ideal solution to oral health. The antibacterial, astringent, and antimicrobial properties of the oil remedies stink breath, toothache, and gum disease. It is also used as a rinse for the throat and thus can be added to oral healthcare products.
Eases discomfort from Arthritis and Rheumatism: The properties of this oil naturally reduces tension, swelling. Its ideal for concentrated pain in joints and muscles. For effective pain treatment, you can add 3-4 drops of this oil with 30ml coconut oil.
Mind: It is purifying, uplifting and stimulating oil the encourages detoxification of the body when inhaled or applied topically. The properties of this oil promotes comfort and relaxation, and supports body’s own ability to boost effectiveness of its healing cycles. It is also helpful in overcoming feeling of sadness, inertia or fear.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 3% in a suitable carrier oil.