Birch, yellow,

Birch, yellow, Canada

Hydrolats (floral waters)

Botanical name: Betula alleghaniensis

Plant Part: bark

Extraction method: steam distilled

Origin: Canada


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Crop type: 
Colorless to pale yellow liquid
Sharp minty odor similar to wintergreen
Oil Properties: 
Oil Recommendations: 
Arthritis / Rheumatism
Betula alba oil
Product code: HYS238255

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Mikaël

The Yellow Birch, Betula alleghaniensis, has been the official emblematic tree of Quebec since November 17, 1993 and is present in greater numbers in the forests of Quebec than anywhere else in the world.

Native to northeastern North America, this largest of the Birch trees in eastern Canada, can reach a height of 30 meters and can live up to 150 years, sometimes more.

Its twigs have a minty wintergreen flavour and its buds are characterized by its two shades of brown and dark yellow.

In the Innu language, it is called winen.

Indigenous people used the leaves as an anti-inflammatory tea and the wood to make utilitarian and ritual objects.

In an oil based preparation, the essential oil, strongly composed of methyl salicylate, is traditionally recommended in case of muscular or joint discomfort.

Unfortunately certain forestry practices, have made it difficult today for the Yellow Birch to regenerate itself in our forests. This absence explains the almost dizzying price of essential oil. 

Fortunately the hydrosol retains some of the oil’s capabilities and can be used as an addition to therapeutic baths, compresses, and as a rinse in oral and hair care.

Words by Anny Schneider

The hydrosol of yellow birch, our Quebec provincial tree, is a painkiller sweet for joints, muscles and inflamed nerves.

Like all birch trees, it is also a lymphatic drainer and a gentle moisturizer, and you can even ingest its floral water to hydrate and refresh or even spray the face.

Thanks to the methyl salicylate it contains, the yellow birch is used as a deodorant in candies, toothpastes and chewing gums.


This hydrosol of yellow birch from Canada is distilled from the bark of the tree emblem of Quebec.


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.

More information

Birch hydrosol should not be confused with birch water, they are 2 totally different products, one is the result of distillation - hydrosol - while the other is the sap of tree harvested in spring.


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