This sweet, minty fresh aroma should always be used with caution, as Sweet Birch essential oil can be potentially toxic if used in excess or without correct dilution. When used wisely, however, it can be an extremely effective oil for a range of problems you might face.
Sweet birch is good for sprains and strains, sore or aching muscles and painful joints. This high quality essential oil can be used in an oil burner, a few drops in the bath or blended into your homemade massage oils or creams.
This high quality essential oil is often used in a range of skin care products, often used to soften the skin and return it to it’s natural beauty. It is also often added to perfumes and colognes to make the most of it’s exciting aroma.
The therapeutic properties of sweet birch oil include antiseptic, astringent, disinfectant, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide and tonic. Aroma: balsamic, slightly medicinal and with a hint of wintergreen. Note: potentially toxic – contains methyl salicylate, (the active ingredient in aspirin) so is not to be used by anyone with liver problems or who is using blood thinning medication, children or the elderly. Also, to be avoided whilst pregnant or breastfeeding – Sweet Birch Essential Oil (Betula lenta)