Aromatherapy for Body, Mind & Spirit

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Properties (Betula lenta)

A clean, sharp, sweet scent, and is slightly balsamic, minty. 

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Sweet Birch Bark
  • Country of Origin: Russia

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Sweet Birch

Native Americans used birch leaves and dried bark as a tea to relieve aches and pains, cramps, colds, congestions, fevers. The essential oil, distilled from the bark, has been used for gout, inflammation, muscle and joint aches, and pain. Russians have used birch leaves in steam baths since recorded history. The tree sap is used as a tonic for skin, muscle and joint issues. The sweet birch tree and wintergreen plant produce an essential oil that is closely identical in aroma and chemical composition.

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Birch essential oil properties are uplifting, aid in calming inflammation, numbs pain, soothes spasms, cleanses and purifies. Thanks to an active principle similar to cortisone, it’s beneficial for bone, muscle, and joint discomfort as well.*

Birch essential oil has reported therapeutic properties that are diruetic, astringent,  a circulatory stimulant, a digestion aid, benefits mood swings, antispasmodic, and antiseptic.*

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

 *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. 

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends

Blends well with fir, sweet basil, bergamot, cajeput, cedarwood, German chamomile, Roman chamomile, frankincense, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, wintergreen.

Sweet Birch Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • Avoid if pregnant or nursing, taking anticoagulant medication, or have had major surgery.
  • Do not use on children under 12.
  • Do not use if you have GERD or ADD/ADHD. Should not be given to people with salicylate sensitivity (often applies in ADD/ADHD).
  • Do not use on entire body due to high methyl salicylate content.
  • Do not use after or during flu. 
  • Avoid with epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.
  • May interact with blood pressure, antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications.

References

 

Essential OilSweet Birch
Botanical NameBetula lenta
SourceBark
Country of OriginRussia
Method of DistillationSteam
Main Constituents>90% Methyl Salicylate
CAS No.68917-50-0