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Birch Essential Oil

Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating essence of doTERRA Birch Essential Oil, a rare and potent extract derived meticulously from the majestic Betula Lenta tree. This distinctive oil, renowned for its invigorating and therapeutic properties, has been a cherished secret, historically utilized in small-scale applications due to the challenges surrounding its pure and unadulterated sourcing. Now, after an exhaustive search to procure this elusive elixir in its most genuine form, we proudly introduce an oil that not only embarks upon a journey of wellness but also whispers tales from the lush, verdant forests where these remarkable trees have stood sentinel for centuries.

In a groundbreaking collaboration, doTERRA has forged a partnership with a family in Pennsylvania, curators of birch tree harvesting and oil production techniques honed through generational knowledge and practice. With meticulous care and a profound respect for the natural environment, this family has not only sustained but also refined the art of birch essential oil production, ensuring a pure, premium quality oil that now graces our collection. It's an honor to bring to your doorstep Birch Essential Oil—permanently etching its vibrant, uplifting, and soothing aura into your wellness journey, while celebrating a time-honored tradition that spans generations and honors the boundless generosity of nature.


Birch trees, often referred to as "the watchful tree" due to their tall, upright growth and eye-like impressions on the bark, have been steeped in lore and utilized by numerous civilizations, such as the Native Americans and early settlers in North America, for their unique, beneficial properties.


Historically, birch bark has been employed for various uses, from crafting durable utensils and canoes to its integration in traditional medicinal practices, with the essential oil being renowned for its soothing and revitalizing properties.

In various folk medicine traditions, birch has been associated with purification, protection, and clarification, employed to help alleviate a myriad of conditions while also being integrated into spiritual and purification practices.

Explore the potent and invigorating world of doTERRA Birch Essential Oil, meticulously sourced from the luscious forests of Pennsylvania. Dive into a rejuvenating experience with our sustainably harvested and authentically produced Birch Oil, acclaimed for its vibrant, uplifting aroma and its traditional usage in supporting holistic well-being. Navigate through the ethereal journey of wellness, enveloped by the pure and unadulterated essence of Birch, and discover a treasury of nature meticulously encapsulated in each drop. Your pathway to experiencing the genuine, powerful, and soothing properties of premium quality Birch Essential Oil begins with doTERRA – where tradition, purity, and innovation intertwine

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Steam Distillation



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  1. Aromatic use: Add three to four drops to the diffuser of your choice.

  2. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to the desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.



  • Massage into back and legs for a cooling sensation after exercise.

  • Place a few drops on a cotton ball and place in your gym bag to mask odors.

  • Apply to the skin to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.


  • Soothing Muscles: Birch oil has been traditionally used to help soothe and relax sore muscles due to its methyl salicylate content.

  • Skin Care: Sometimes utilized in skincare, birch oil might be used to promote a clear and healthy complexion, though it should be used with a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.

  • Joint Comfort: It has been historically applied to joints to promote comfort and ease, particularly following physical exertion.

  • Detoxifying Effect: It has been touted as a detoxifying agent, potentially assisting in purifying the body of toxins though scientific evidence may be limited.

  • Hair Care: Anecdotally, birch oil has been used to enhance the health and vitality of hair, potentially supporting hair growth and reducing hair loss.

  • Tension Relief: Some people use birch oil in attempts to naturally manage and alleviate head discomfort.

  • Respiratory Support: Birch oil has been used in traditional practices to promote respiratory health, often being included in inhalation therapies.

  • Oral Health: it's sometimes used to support oral health, potentially helping to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

  • Supports Circulation: Birch oil is sometimes used with the aim of improving blood circulation, potentially offering a warming and stimulating effect.



Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and other sensitive areas.

10 ways to use birch oil
  1. DIY Scented Candles: Infuse homemade candles with a few drops of birch oil to enjoy its refreshing and uplifting aroma throughout your space.

  2. Refreshing Room Spray: Combine birch oil with water and perhaps another complementary essential oil like lemon or lavender in a spray bottle to create a refreshing room spray that can uplift and invigorate your living spaces.

  3. Soothing Foot Bath: Add a few drops to a warm foot bath for an invigorating and soothing experience, which may help relax tired feet.

  4. Muscle Massage Oil: Blend it with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil to make a massage oil, offering a soothing and comforting experience for muscles after a vigorous workout.

  5. Wood Polish: Integrate birch oil into a DIY wood polish to not only care for wooden surfaces but also to infuse them with a lovely, subtle scent.

  6. Hair Scalp Treatment: Add a few drops to your regular shampoo or conditioner to possibly support scalp health and add a refreshing scent to your hair care routine.

  7. Fabric Freshener: Apply a few drops of birch essential oil to a dry washcloth and toss it into the dryer with your laundry, lending your clothes a light, fresh scent.

  8. Refreshing Ice Cubes: Add a drop of birch essential oil to your ice cube tray before freezing to create flavored ice cubes that can add a unique twist to your beverages.

  9. Gardening Aid: Utilize a diluted mixture of birch oil and water to mist plants, potentially deterring pests with its aroma.

  10. Crafting Scented Stationery: Place drops of birch oil on paper (be mindful of potential staining) and place them in a sealed bag for a few days to create subtly scented stationery for letters and notes.

diy recipes with birch oil

1. Invigorating Muscle Soothe Blend

  • 4 drops of Birch Essential Oil

  • 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

  • 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

  • 30 ml of Carrier Oil (like Jojoba or Coconut Oil)


Mix the oils together and massage gently into sore or tired muscles for a cooling, comforting, and soothing effect.

2. Refreshing Room Spray

  • 5 drops of Birch Essential Oil

  • 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

  • 5 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  • 100 ml of distilled water


Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well before each use. Spritz in rooms to refresh and uplift the atmosphere.

3. Winter Forest Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops of Birch Essential Oil

  • 3 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil

  • 2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil


Combine the essential oils in a diffuser to create a refreshing, winter forest-like aroma in your living space, fostering a serene and grounded ambiance.

4. Scalp Nourishing Oil

  • 3 drops of Birch Essential Oil

  • 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil

  • 3 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

  • 30 ml of Argan Oil Blend


the oils together and massage gently into the scalp. Allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes (or overnight for a deeper treatment) before washing out, potentially supporting scalp health and hair vitality.

5. Relaxing Bath Blend

  • 4 drops of Birch Essential Oil

  • 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

  • 2 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil

  • A handful of Epsom salts


Add essential oils to Epsom salts and dissolve in a warm bath, creating a soothing and relaxing bathing experience that can potentially help ease the mind and body.

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essential emotions & spirituality

Birch - The Oil of Support

Spiritual Benefits

  1. Uplifting: The crisp and clean scent of birch essential oil might be used with the intent to uplift spirits and invigorate the mind.

  2. Empowering: Some people find the aroma of birch to be empowering and may use it to enhance feelings of strength and determination.

  3. Easing Stress: Birch essential oil might be used in aromatherapy practices aimed at easing stress and promoting relaxation.

  4. Encouraging Flexibility: Symbolically, birch is often associated with flexibility and adaptability. Thus, the oil might be used with the hope of fostering an adaptable and flexible emotional state.

  5. Fostering Peace: Some individuals might use birch essential oil to aid in cultivating inner peace and tranquility, utilizing its aroma in practices meant to soothe the mind and emotions.

Emotional Benefits

  1. Purification: Birch is often associated with purifying the spirit and space, perhaps used in rituals and practices aimed at cleansing negativity and welcoming positive energy.

  2. Protection: Traditionally, birch has been symbolized as a protective entity, possibly being utilized in practices meant to safeguard the spirit and ward off harmful energies.

  3. Rebirth: Given its symbolism in various cultures, birch may be integrated into spiritual practices that focus on rebirth, renewal, and personal growth.

  4. Connection with Nature: Birch oil might be used to enhance spiritual practices that seek to deepen the connection with nature and earth energies.

  5. Grounding: Some individuals might use birch essential oil in meditation or spiritual practices aimed at grounding, seeking to foster a sense of stability and rootedness.


Negative Emotions: Unsupported, alienated, fearful, weak willed, overly flexible, rejecting help


Positive Properties: Supported, firm, resolute, strengthened, grounded, connected, receiving

birch oil affirmations

Affirmations paired with essential oils create a multi-sensory experience that engages both the mind and the body, potentially enhancing the overall practice of intentional mindfulness and manifesting. The specific aroma of an essential oil, such as birch, can become associated with the positive mental state induced by affirmations, creating a mental and olfactory anchor that might deepen the impact of the practice. Here are 5 affirmations that could be paired with the use of Birch essential oil:



  1. Purity and Fresh Start:

    • Affirmation: "Every day brings a new beginning and a fresh start."

    • Birch essential oil is often associated with purity and renewal, potentially reinforcing the energy of new beginnings and personal growth.

  2. Strength and Resilience:

    • Affirmation: "I am strong, resilient, and capable of overcoming challenges."

    • Birch, symbolizing strength and flexibility, might be utilized to amplify feelings of inner strength and resilience.

  3. Soothing and Healing:

    • Affirmation: "I welcome peace and healing into my body and spirit."

    • With its traditionally soothing properties, birch oil might be used to support affirmations focused on healing and tranquility.

  4. Clarity and Insight:

    • Affirmation: "I am open to receiving wisdom and clarity."

    • Birch could symbolize clarity and insight, possibly reinforcing affirmations that focus on mental clarity and openness.

  5. Protection and Safety:

    • Affirmation: "I am protected, safe, and all is well."

    • Traditionally linked to protection, birch oil might amplify the energy of affirmations focused on safety and protective energy.

Synergy Between Affirmations and Essential Oils:

  • Anchoring Positive States: Associating the aroma of the essential oil with the positive mental state induced by affirmations can create a powerful anchor, where eventually, the scent alone might help elicit the positive emotional and mental state.

  • Engaging Multiple Senses: Utilizing both scent and spoken/written words engages multiple senses, potentially creating a more immersive and impactful experience.

  • Enhanced Focus: The act of inhaling an essential oil can enhance focus and presence in the moment, possibly making it easier to concentrate on the affirmation and its intention.

  • Creating Ritual: Pairing essential oils with affirmations can create a ritualistic practice, aiding in establishing consistent habits that support mental and emotional well-being.

  • Heightened Emotional Experience: Scent is closely linked to the emotional centers of the brain, so incorporating essential oils can potentially heighten the emotional impact of affirmation practices.

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