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.

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.  


Botanical Name: Betula Pendula

Origin: India

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.

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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