Active ingredient: Cadinene: 20-27%
Botanical Name: Betula alba
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: The birch tree is native to North America and grows up to 15-20 meters in height. It has slender branches, silver-white bark broken into scales and light green oval leaves.
Color: Dark brown to orange liquid.
Consistency: Thick and viscous
Aromatic Scent: The scent is reminiscent of tar, charred wood and smoke. Many have compared it to the scent of a campfire.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cananga, Benzoin, Sandalwood, and Rosemary.
Uses: Essential oils such as Birch Tar Oil have been traditionally used as the active ingredient in tar soap and ointments at 10% for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. When mixed with other essential oils, it has also been used as an insect repellent.