The Betula lenta, or Sweet Birch, tree has dark red bark with a sweet scent very similar to wintergreen. The tree has been used for hundreds of years. Nature's Fusions birch essential oil is steam-distilled from the bark of Canadian birch trees.
|Botanical Name:||Betula lenta|
|Country of Origin:||Canada|
|Extraction Method:||Steam distillation|
|Aromatic Scent:||Sweet, sharp, camphoraceous, fresh, similar to Wintergreen|
|Blends Well With:||Rosemary, Jasmine, Oregano, Sandlewood, Cardamom|
Birch is a very warming essential oil and is great to add to massage blends. Aromatically, it has a sweet, wintergreen scent. Topically, it quickly causes warming. It should always be applied with a carrier oil, even to very oily skin, as the topical application has a remarkable drying effect. Diffuse or apply in 2-5% dilution.
Birch has a naturally high concentration of salicylates. It is also very sweet, which makes birch essential oil a hazard for children.