Birch Tar Essential Oil

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Birch Tar Essential Oil

The birch tree is native to the northern hemisphere and grows up to 15-20 meters in height. It has slender branches, silver-white bark broken into scales and light green oval leaves.


Botanical Name: Betula Pendula
Origin: USA
Family: Betulaceae
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation. The tar is produced from the bark of various birch species by slow destructive distillation.
Note: Base
Colour: Dark brown
Consistency: Thick and Viscous
Aromatic Scent: Reminiscent of tar, charred wood and smoke. Many have compared it to the scent of a campfire.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Blends Well With: Cananga, Benzoin, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Rosemary.
History: The well-known odour of Russian leather is due to the application of birch tar in the process of dressing. It likewise imparts durability to leather, and it is owing to its presence that books bound in Russia leather, are not liable to become mouldy.


Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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