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Sprightly Sweet Birch Essential Oil is pure, winter-fresh enchantment in a bottle. This high spirited elixir is steam distilled from the bark of the Canadian Birch tree and its incisive aroma has the capacity to clear the pathways of communication and meditation.
Botanical Name: Betula lenta
Botanical Family: Betulaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Bark
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Wild and ethically harvested
Composition: 100% Betula lenta
Scent Description: Minty green candy with sweet, sharp notes of fresh camphor.
In Living Libations: Lion Balm
Blends well with: Marjoram, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemongrass, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Cardamom, Silver Fir, Hyssop, Vitex, Oregano, Cypress, Emerald Cypress, Hemp Blossom, and Juniper.
Uses: Beautiful in baths and massage blends for weary muscles. Cleansing and clearing in salt pipes and diffusers. A delight to defuse and infuse the home with Canadian forest freshness. Super for studying and crystalline clarity.
Constituents: Includes methyl salicylate and salicylic acid.
Our Sweet Birch Essential Oil is wild-crafted in the Canadian wilderness, giving it an aroma of fresh camphor and succulent mint. Steam distilled from the bark of the tree, Sweet Birch’s aromatic profile is similar in chemistry to its forest friend, wintergreen. It sings a soothing song that has historically been used in balms to ease tired muscles, in relaxing syrups, and in sweet dream elixirs.
Admired in men’s fragrances of the 1800s and in the 19th century, Sweet Birch Essential Oil was one of the most sought after oils in the world. The birch tree was immortalized in literature, and its oil was added to everything from soap to shaving cream to cologne as people enjoyed the aroma’s ability to clear minds and elevate moods.
“The birch begins to crack its outer sheath of baby green and show the white beneath.”
~ Robert Frost, Birch Trees
“Sweet birch oil was in great demand during the nineteenth century. As a result, the birch trees were cut down and decimated, only to recover when wintergreen oil, which has similar properties, began to be produced synthetically and substituted in place of birch.”
~ Carol Schiller, The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia