Birch Essential Oil
Birch essential oil is derived from the birch tree and is very helpful in treating muscles spasms and joint pain. It also makes for a very therapeutic bath soak if mixed in with a bath gel or if several drops are poured directly into a pound of Epsom salts prior to dissolving the salts into a warm detox bath.
Birch tea was consumed by early native Americans and European settlers.
When combined with oil of arnica, birch oil makes an extremely effective therapeutic application for all kinds of muscles strains, sprains and injuries. Buy birch/arnica oil here.
Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) (similar to Wintergreen)
Botanical family: Betulaceae
Extraction: Steam distilled from wood
Properties: Analgesic, antispasmodic, bone support,
anti-inflammatory, liver stimulant
Uses: Helps relieve bone, muscle, joint pain and
various skin disorders; should be diluted with a pure
vegetable oil; may be topically applied and/or inhaled; apply
undiluted to soles of feet; add to bath water in a bath gel medium
Cautions: Patch test the skin, as it is a strong oil
and may be irritating to skin; caution if pregnant;
do not use if epileptic
Planetary ruler: Venus
Mixes well with:CypressBasilGeranium Lavender JuniperLemongrassPeppermint Marjoram Chamomile
BIRCH ESSENTIAL OIL to BOTANICAL NAMES
See also: WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL