Birch Tar Essential Oil

Birch Tar Essential Oil

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Birch Tar Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Betula alba
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation. The tar is produced from the bark of various birch species by slow destructive distillation.

Description: 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.

Colour: Dark brown

Consistency: Thick and Viscous

Note: Base

Strength of Aroma
: Medium

Blends Well With: Cananga, Benzoin, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Rosemary.

Aromatic Scent:Reminiscent of tar, charred wood and smoke. Many have compared it to the scent of a campfire. Birch tar oil contains, amongst other constituents, guaiacol, cresol, and pyrocatechol . Birch tar is a thick, bituminous, brownish-black liquid, with a pungent, balsamic odour.

:The well-known odor 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 moldy.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

Specification Documents

Birch Tar - Allergens.pdf
Birch Tar - SDS.pdf