Botanical Name: Betula alba
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: The birch tree is native to North America and grows up to 15-20 meters in height. It has slender branches, silver-white bark broken into scales and light green oval leaves.
Color: Dark brown to orange liquid.
Consistency: Thick and viscous
Aromatic Scent: The scent is reminiscent of tar, charred wood and smoke. Many have compared it to the scent of a campfire.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cananga, Benzoin, Sandalwood and Rosemary.
Common Uses: Birch Tar Essential Oil has been traditionally used as the active ingredient in tar soap and ointments at 10% for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. When mixed with other essential oils, it has also been used as an insect repellent.
Cautions: May cause irritation to sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Birch Tar (Betula alba)
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