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Essential Oil White Birch

Perfumery Note: Top

Botanical Name: Betula pendula

Aromatic Description: White Birch has a balsamic tarry smell.

Consistency: Medium

White Birch Essential Oil Uses:

  • Arthritis

  • Bacterial and fungal infections

  • Cramps

  • Cramps

  • Detox

  • Digestion

  • Eczema

  • Fever

  • Gout

  • Muscle and joints pain

  • Rheumatism

Finding the “right” birch oil can be a bit confusing since there are quite a few different types of birch trees and even the same type of birch tree may have several different common names. As you see in this case, the White Birch tree  has two different botanical names. There are two types of birch, the White Birch or Silver Birch, which is scientifically known as Betula pendula or Betula alba, and the Black Birch, Sweet Birch, or Cherry Birch whose scientific name is Betula lenta.  Sweet Birch is comprised almost entirely of methyl salicylate and is a restricted oil. White Birch has much less methyl salicylate and is more suitable for general use.

It can be burned or vaporised but is quite a viscous oil so will need to be diluted or blended to be effective. 

White Birch Essential Oil Blends well with Benzoin, Sandalwood, Rosemary and Jasmine Oils.

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