Birch – Sweet (Betula lental)


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Sweet Birch oil is steam distilled from the bark of the mature birch trees and is an odorous oil that is very reminiscent of wintergreen oil, with which is shares a high proportion of methyl salicylate, and there is a slight woody undertone, maybe smokiness. It is not as sweet as the name suggests though.

Colour ranges from clear if its been filtered thru clays, thru to brown.

It should not be confused with betula alba, which is generally marketed as Birch or Birch Tar and is usually dark brown, and smells highly, distinctively, and (most find) unpleasantly of tar.

Blends Well With

Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Peppermint (Mentha X piperita)
Cedarwood Himalayan (Cedrus deodara)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Spearmint (Mentha spicata linne)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Marjoram Sweet (Origanum majorana)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Grapefruit Pink (Citrus paradisi)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Aromatic Note



May cause skin irritation ~ must use diluted into a carrier oil ~ main constituent is methyl salicylate (the active ingredient in aspirin) ~ should not be used on those who are sensitive/allergic to aspirin, liver problems, blood thinning medication, epilepsy or subject to seizures.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

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