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 treating rheumatoid arthritis. High Quality Birch Essential OIl is available in bulk up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
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.
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.
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 prevent tooth decay.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
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
Specifically effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis
Stimulates blood circulation to extremities
Effective at treating 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.