Name Birch Essential Oil, Sweet, Commerical
Category Essential Oils
Species Betula lenta L., fam. Betulaceae
Class Salicylate ester
Birch Essential Oil, Sweet, Commerical
Birch Sweet Essential oil, USA (Betula lenta), a commerical grade oil is purchased as Birch Oil however, it is believed by our distributor that true stream distilled Birch oil is no longer produced commerically on large scale because it is not economically feasible to compete with other products such as wintergreen oil which, in terms of chemistry, is practically identical. The low price of this so called birch oil would also seem to indicate the dubious nature of its authenticity. Recently though our distributor has located some amazing quality Adirondack Birch oil that is produced by a family distillery on a very small scale and is the only authentic birch oil known to be on the market today (see Birch, Adirondack in AEO list).