Birch Oil is extracted from Betula alba of the Betulaceae family and is also known as European white birch or silver birch. This oil is steam distilled from the bark of the tree to create a thick and viscous orange to brown oil.
Uses & Benefits:
Birch oil has unbelievable therapeutic properties and is widely used in medication.
Oil of Birch is specific for rheumatoid-arthritis. It is blended with carrier oils to get relief from pain.
It is also noted for improvement in respiratory conditions like chronic mucous discharge but is mainly applied on joints as an ointment for pain relief.
Birch Essential Oil Specification:
Botanical Name: Betula alba
Common name: Birch
Mode of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Bark
Note Classification: Middle
Appearance: Orange to brown liquid
Organoleptic Properties: Charred wood, Tar like or smoky odor
Refractive Index at 20 °C: 1.522 to 1.590
Specific Gravity at 20 °C: 0.970- 1.010
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage: Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
Blends With: : Cananga, Benzoin, Sandalwood and Rosemary
Constituents: Cadinene, Salicylic Acid, Methyl Salicylate, Betulene and Betulenol