Birch (Betula alba)


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Common in much of the North Hemisphere, birch is a medium-sized tree with distinctive paper-like bark. Birch tar essential oil is derived from this bark and carries a scent that is very similar to another forest plant, wintergreen. In addition to having a strong association with leather, birch tar is used in perfumes and colognes, as well as soaps and body care products.

Aroma: Strong. Smoky-sweet & minty, reminiscent of camp fires.

Blends Well With

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Cedarwood Himalayan (Cedrus deodara)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Marigold – Tagetes (Tagetes minuta)
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

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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