Betula Lenta, steam distilled from the bark, leaves and twigs. Has a sweet, sharp, minty scent that is very fresh. Sweet Birch not to be confused with white birch or birch tar is also and variously known as Black Birch, Cherry Birch, Mahogany Birch, or Spice Birch and is a native to North America. It is often confused with Wintergreen which is now used more often as its aroma and actions are similar in many respects.
CAUTIONS: Use sparingly on the skin and as with all essential oils, well diluted. Large dosages may cause skin sensitivity and irritation. Not suitable for the very young because of its naturally occurring constituents.
CHARACTER: "Truth Sayer", Grounding, Reality, Compelling, Stability, Structure, Renewal, Igniter
ETHERIC COLORS: Red, Deep Orange, Green, Silver
CRYSTAL/GEM: Garnet, Hematite, Onyx, Blue Lace Agate, Dumortierite
PERFUME NOTE: Top
ASTRO: Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Sun
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Passion, Energy
USED FOR HEALING THESE NEGATIVE STATES: Timid, fear
USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Sore muscles, sprains, painful joints, psoriasis, inflammation, fevers
PROPERTIES: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, tonic, antispasmodic
+Assists in shattering illusions. Sometimes this personality can be difficult to be around because of their natural authenticity.
+Will stand up for themselves and their principles and values.
+ Highly adaptive and able to sustain harsh conditions. +Courageously takes root and starts anew to revive the landscape where no other would before.
+ Asks us to philosophically go where no other will go (voluntarily or otherwise).
+ Encourages to take root in new soils and light our lives with the majesty of our very presence.
"Shine, take hold, express your creative expanse, light the way so that others may follow."
+ Serves our fellow man with a fire in their heart. They do it because of their values and love.
+They remind us that even if our spirits are dampened by the set backs in life, we can always catch fire from the spark of passions that drive us to divinity.
-If negative, will allow others to determine what happens whether they agree with it or not.
BLENDS: Brave Heart, Caldera, Cream Soda, Desert Lapis, Eucalyptus Grove, Five Powers, Forever Christmas, Gingerbread, Into The Woods, Thunderbird, Timberline, Way of the Leaf, Wood Badge,
ARCHETYPES: LIBERATOR, PUPPET, VISIONARY, PIONEER, INNOVATOR
Blends well with CEDAR, FIR, COPAIBA, SANDALWOOD, SPRUCE, ROSEWOOD.
Contains methyl salicylate, betulin and betulinic acid.