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Birch Sweet Essential Oil

Birch Sweet Essential Oil

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Our Birch Sweet Essential Oil also known as Cherry Birch Essential Oil, comes from China and is extracted by steam distillation of the bark of the tree. Birch Sweet oil has an intense, sweet woody, wintergreen-like scent and is used in a variety of products including aromatherapy, perfumery, soap and other fine toiletries.

Usage Guidelines

  • Common Uses: Birch Sweet Essential Oil is commonly utilized for its aromatic and topical benefits in various applications.
  • Directions: For aromatic bliss, diffuse a few drops in your favorite diffuser. When using topically, ensure proper dilution with a carrier oil to avoid any skin irritation.
  • Blends Well With: Create unique aromatic blends by pairing Birch Sweet Essential Oil with Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, Rosemary, and Lemon.
  • Precautions: Essential Oils are concentrated essences from plants and should always be diluted before application to the skin to avoid irritation. We do not promote or encourage the use of essential oils internally, but instead promote their usage more for their aromatic and topical benefits. Always ensure that you are aware of the contraindications of the oils that you are using and consult with your doctor or a certified aromatherapist if you have health concerns or questions.

Technical Information

  • Botanical Name: Betula lenta
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Plant Part: Bark
  • Origin: China
  • Aroma: Intense, sweet woody, wintergreen-like
  • Aromatic Strength: Strong
  • Aromatic Note: Top
  • Consistency: Colourless to pale-yellow liquid
  • Color: Colourless to pale-yellow
  • Flash Point: 96⁰C

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Bad for CP :(

I love this essential oil. It smells like spearmint or wintergreen. I have used it in lip balm and its really nice. However, I just used it in my CP soap and it did some weird stuff! As soon as i put it into my oil mix (100/105 degrees), it turned the soap a bright white color where the EO was and started to curdle the soap mix, like little dots of hard chunks of soap started to form. I wish I didn't use such a big soap mold with this EO! That was a bad idea. I was able to do a little in the pot swirl but there were still lots of chunks floating around. I have no idea what this will look like when I cut tomorrow. It may look really cool with little white specks in it or its going to look really bad. I don't think I will use this EO for CP soap again, not worth it :(

Sweet Birch oil in CP Soap

This was my first batch using Sweet Birch EO (CP soap) and likely my last. I added it just as I was ready to pour and instantly the batter riced. Big chunky specs throughout. My olive oil ratio was 55%. I was able to layer and do a quick swirl, now I wait to see the results. I will try a different EO next time to get that Wintergreen/Spearmint smell.

transformative birch--masquerades as wintergreen and EGG WHITE!

In the batch of soap I made today, the Birch EO was the last ingredient to be added. I was startled to see the clear, pale oil instantly curdle and turn white, like egg white dropped into hot water. (In fact it was cool enough to stick a finger into.) I mixed it in with the stick blender; a lot of unmixed Birch EO got stuck around the blades. The soap mix became opaque, and started to thicken and take peaks in a minute or two. Not what I was expecting, given half my base is olive oil! I hastily changed my somewhat finicky two-tone colour plan to a simple swirl, and filled the molds before who-knows-what happened. It still looks okay and still smells of wintergreen/birch. I don't know if it was an oddball ingredient the Birch EO was reacting to, or if it always does this. After this experience with a slower-hardening base, I would be cautious about using this EO with a fast-hardening lard-based soap. Next time I make this, I will probably mix in the Birch EO with the main oils before adding the lye mix. Has anyone had this experience with this oil?