Commonly used : Widely used in pain relieving blends. The main chemical compound in birch is methyl salicylate - which is like aspirin. Due to the unique chemical composition of this oil, Birch is only to be used on occasional basis, rather than for long term chronic pain.Typically this oil is not for the home user - please consult us for additional safety information.
Aroma — Minty, sweet fresh - like wintergreen aroma
Energetics — Warms and tones Qi. (Holmes)
Latin Name — Betula lenta
Country of Origin — Canada
Cultivation Method — wild harvest, non sprayed, ethically farmed
Extraction Method — steam distilled from bark, twigs, leaves
Cautions —Never take this oil internally. Caution should be used if you are taking anti coagulants. Do not use with young children, or if you are nursing or pregnant. Keep bottle tightly closed around children due to sweet candy like aroma. Consult an aromatherapist or professional resource book for uses.
Recipe — Muscle Strain / pain 6 Birch 2 Peppermint 2 Lavender Blend oils and add to 1 ounce carrier oil. Apply to sore areas, gently massage into lower back, knees or painful area.
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