Birch Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita

Yesterday I talked about using birch essential oil in the shower but there are many other wonderful uses for this well studied oil. Just remember, birch oil is not for internal use and if pregnant or breastfeeding, you shouldn’t use it at all. Birch should be diluted at all times and it’s only recommended for topical use.

Uses for Birch Essential Oil

  1. Muscle pain and spasms – birch has analgesic properties and may help relieve muscle and joint pain and aid in alleviating spasms, headaches and toothaches. Apply it topically to the sore area or apply it to the outside of the mouth for toothaches.
  2. Joint discomfort – birch essential oil may help improve circulation and it has detoxifying agents that may aid in reducing swelling and discomfort of joints. Apply it topically to the area of pain.
  3. Inflammation & cooling – because birch oil helps cool inflammation, it might be useful to someone suffering from joint issues caused by too much uric acid. Apply 3-4 drops to the area to ease symptoms.
  4. Stomach issues and cramps – since birch has anti-spasmodic properties, it may assist in relieving stomach discomfort and cramps throughout the body. Apply 2-3 drops in a carrier oil to the abdomen or add 3-5 drops to a warm bath.
  5. Mood and self-esteem – birch oil stimulates the nervous, sensory and circulatory systems. It has a warming effect and can provide a sense of peace, confidence and awareness. Diffuse birch oil or apply it topically to wrists, the back of the neck and the soles of the feet.
  6. Circulation – birch oil stimulates the circulatory system and can boost circulation. To aid and encourage blood flow, apply to areas where there is poor circulation.
  7. Kidney detox – birch oil is both diuretic and a stimulant by nature so it aids in the removal of toxins through increased urination and perspiration. Dilute birch oil with a carrier ail and massage it into the skin to support kidney detox.

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November 2020