50ml Birch Tar Oil (Betula alba )


Birch Tar Betula alba 

Botanical Name: Betula alba
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Dry 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.
 Especially recommended for people with skin problems: seborrhea, acne, psoriasis, ring worm , scabies , fungal infections , athletes foot etc
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.
History: 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.

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