Birch Tar Essential Oil


ORIGIN India SCIENTIFIC NAME Betula Alba PARTS USED Bark SCENT The scent is reminiscent of tar, charred wood and smoke. Many have compared it to the scent of a campfire. It is a medium strength scent with a base note. COMMON USES Birch Tar Essential Oil has been widely used as an active ingredient in tar soap and ointments for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. Most people use it at levels of 10%. It is also commonly used in insect repellants. CAUTIONS This oil should be avoided during pregnancy and may cause irritation to sensitive skin.