Birch Essential Oil
Certifications: Kosher. Vegan.
Botanical Name: Betula alba
Plant Part: Bark
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, dark brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Charred wood and smokey scent. Many have compared it to the scent of a campfire. It has a sharp base note with a medium aroma.
Blends With: Benzoin, Sandalwood and Rosemary.
Product Abstract: The birch tree is native to North America and grows up to 15-20 meters in height. It has slender branches, silver-white bark broken into scales and light green oval leaves. The well-known scent of Russian leather often is known for its scent thanks to the use of Birch Tar being used in its processing. It imparts durability to leather, and bookbinders have long used it because books bound in Russia leather are not liable to become moldy.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.