Common in much of the North Hemisphere, birch is a medium-sized tree with distinctive paper-like bark. Birch tar essential oil is derived from this bark and carries a scent that is very similar to another forest plant, wintergreen. In addition to having a strong association with leather, birch tar is used in perfumes and colognes, as well as soaps and body care products.
Plant Part Used
Strong. Smoky-sweet & minty, reminiscent of camp fires.
Stimulating, soothing and warming. Instills feelings of peace and comfort.
Blends Well With
Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mint, Orange, Ravensara, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spruce, Thyme, Vanilla, Vetiver
History of Birch Tar
With its unusual papery bark, birch has been widely used for centuries, notably in Europe and North America. Hildegard of Bingen, the renowned 12th-century healer and mystic, wrote of the wellness qualities of birch. Woody and mint-like, birch tar presents a musky, burnt aroma that is strongly connected to the scent of Russian leather.
Using Birch Tar Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Warming Muscle Rub
Benefit from this superior blend of Nature’s most soothing essential aromatics.
1 ounce Jojoba Carrier Oil
6 drops Birch Tar Oil
4 drops Lavender Oi
3 drops Marjoram Oil
3 drops Chamomile Oil
3 drops Vetiver Oil
Break out the acoustic guitars, flashlights and marshmallows… this nostalgic blend evokes the sensations of the summertime camping trips!
6 drops Birch Tar Oil
4 drops Fir Needle Oil
4 drops Spruce Oil
2 drops Vanilla Oil
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops of birch oil to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed to enjoy the benefits of birch oil.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This birch tar oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!
Ingredients: 100% Pure Birch Tar Oil (Betula alba)
Directions: Enjoy the benefits of Piping Rock® essential oil for massage or in your bath. For massage, dilute at a recommended rate of 5 drops of essential oil to 10mL of Piping Rock® Natural Carrier Oil.
WARNING: For external use only. Do not use directly on skin, dilute in a carrier oil. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. If skin sensitivity occurs, discontinue use and consult your doctor. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Keep oils away from eyes. Keep oils away from hard surfaces and finishes.