Historically, North American natives used sweet birch bark as a tonic and beverage to bring on a sweat. Sweet birch essential oil has potentially toxic effects and should be used cautiously. It may be added to massage oils to help soothe sore muscles.
Botanical Name: Betula lenta
Country of Origin: United States
Part of Plant Used: Bark
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of pulverized bark
Aroma and Appearance: Sweet, sharp, minty, and fresh.
Safety Data: Do not use on infants, on damaged skin, or on individuals who are on medications that are based on salicylate (the same ingredient as in aspirin) or who are on warfarin or other thinning medications. This essential oil should be used by trained aromatherapists only and should be diluted used cautiously.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used for any medical purposes. Data has been gathered from various sources and every effort has been made to be accurate. However, basic information about essential oils varies from source to source and information found here may differ from other original sources.
Ingredients: Essential Oil Birch (Sweet)
Purpose: Blends well with other woody and balsamic essential oils as well as citrus oils.