Birch Bud Sweet Essential Oil


ORIGIN Europe SCIENTIFIC NAME Betula Alba PARTS USED Leaflets and twigs EXTRACTION extracted from the leaf-buds by steam distillation. THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES The therapeutic properties of birch oil are analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, disinfectant, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide and tonic. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION The main components of birch oil are salicylic acid, methyl salicylate, betulene and betulenol. PRECAUTIONS Birch oil is generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but should be avoided during pregnancy due to possible irritation occurring.