Birch (Sweet) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Betula lenta
Country of Origin:
United States
Plant Part:
Distillation Method:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
methyl salicylate
diketone alcohol
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Wholesale Pure Sweet Birch Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, pure Birch essential oil. This is steam distilled from the bark of naturally grown Adirondack (USA) Birch trees. It is believed to be the only true Birch produced today. This sweet, bright scent offers a bit more complexity. Birch is specifically effective in working against rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. High Quality Birch Essential OIl is available in bulk up to 1kg or more.


White Birch trees grow up to 20 meters high with slender brances, light green oval leaves and silvery-white bark. They are a native species to eastern Europe, Russia and Germany, yet are now found growing wild throughout the northern hemisphere. This Birch oil is steam distilled from the bark of naturally grown Adirondack (USA) Birch trees. It is believed to be the only true Birch produced today as total crop figures cannot account for the vast majority of Birch tree production that must be planted and harvested to account for commercially available Birch essential oil is not possible. The oil, while chemically similar to Wintergreen, is a specialty oil; it is much more difficult to extract than wintergreen, as the bark must be macerated and soaked for up to 12 hours prior to distillation. Further, the resulting essential oil is actually heavier than water (this is quite uncommon) therefore the oil sinks in the separation chamber.

Aromatherapy Notes

This light green oil has an intense yet balanced fresh minty top note layered with a deep molasses, fennel-like middle note and undertones of dark, sweet wood.

Traditional Uses

Traditionally Wintergreen was chewed by the natives of the Americas in order to increase lung capacity and assist in healing respiratory conditions. Early settlers to North America ritually chewed Wintergreen to help reduce tooth decay.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Antitussive, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Galactagogue, Febrifuge, Stimulant.


  • Uplifting
  • Relaxing, by encouraging deeper breathing

Respiratory System

  • Breaks up and clears chest, bronchial and sinus congestion
  • Increases respiratory capacity

Muscles and Joints

  • Eases pain from conditions such as: lumbago, sciatica, neuralgia, gout and fibromyalgia
  • Soothes muscles aches and joint tenderness
  • Loosens muscles
  • Specifically effective in reducing rheumatoid arthritis

Circulatory System

  • Stimulates blood circulation to extremities


  • Effective at targeting dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis

Application and Use


The essential oil of Birch is made up almost exclusively of methyl salicylate, a precursor to common aspirin. Therefore, this oil should NOT be used by people who are allergic to aspirin or be ingested in un-prescribed doses. It should only be used topically in dilutions of 25% or less to ensure safe levels of trans-dermal absorption. Care must be taken to use Birch in modest amounts, and to always keep the oil away from children. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a physician prior to use.