Birch oil is obtained from birch bark. Throughout the ages, birch trees have been prized as part of sauna rituals. Water left over from bath whisk soak has been used to rinse hair to revive dry and damaged hair. Indians have also used the inner birch bark as a tea and tonic.
Birch essential oil smells like the familiar fresh birch, having a sharp top note.
Properties valued in folk medicine
Birch essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, wound healing and metabolic boosting effects.
Birch oil creates a safe and relaxing mood, supporting the body’s own ability to recover. Therefore, it is a good oil to cure sadness and fear.
In particular, birch oil is welcomed into the sauna, creating a traditional relaxing sauna aroma.
Essential oil is suitable for fragrance stones, humidifiers and aroma lamps.
For Bath and Sauna aromatherapy, add to water 2-6 drops. For relaxing massage. dilute up to 5 drops with 10 ml of base oil to massage oil.
Also suitable for scenting laundry by adding it to the dryer or to washing machine.
Ingredients INC: Betula Lenta
NB! Do not use essential oils without dilution. Keep oils out of the reach of children. Do not use internally.
The information on essential oils on the Signe Seebid page comes from public sources and references to properties and effects are based solely on aromatherapy and folk medicine and therefore the seller cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information.