Birch, Sweet WC

Birch, Sweet WC
Botanical Name: Betula lenta
Country of Origin: E Europe
Method of Cultivation: Conventional
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Material Used: bark, twigs & leaves
CAS No: 68917-50-0
Odor: A fresh, sweet scent, reminiscent of Wintergreen.
Synonyms: Black birch, cherry birch, southern birch.
Family: Betulaceae
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Sweet Birch is one of my 'go to' when I am formulating for acute pain.
However, please note, this should not be used on a long term basis, due to the high Methyl salicylate content and should ALWAYS be diluted.  Blended with St John's Wort infused, I always like to add Castor Oil to the synergy base as it is also helpful for pain.
Key constituents:
Methyl salicylate ............ 90.4%
Ethyl salicylate ..............   5.5%
Linalyl acetate  ..............  1.1%
As per Robert Tisserand (pg 215):
- Hazards: Drug interactions, inhibits blood clotting toxicity; high doses may be teratogenic. (Any agent that can disturb the development of an embryo or fetus.)
Safety Summary:
contraindicated with anticoagulant medication, major surgery, hemophilia, and other bleeding disorders. Pregnancy, breastfeeding. Should NEVER be used children.
People with salicylate sensitivity (which often applies in ADD/ADHD).
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Store away from children & pets.
Robert Tisserand : Essential Oil Safety pg 215

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Pepper, Black (O)
View Latin Name: Piper nigrum
Family: Piperaceae
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Cultivation: Organic
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part Used: dried, crushed but not quite ripe fruits of the pepper vine (black peppercorns)

CAS Number: 8006-82-4
Flash Point: > 60 C

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Carrot Seed (O)
View Latin Name: Daucus corota
Country of Origin: France
Method of Cultivation: Organic
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Note: Middle
Plant material used: from the dried seed (fruit) of the common carrot
CAS NO: 8015-88-1
Flash Point: >61 C

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Celery Seed (O)
View Botanical Name: Apium graveolens L..
Botanical Family: Apiaceae / Umbeliferae
Country of Origin: Egypt
Method of Cultivation: 100 % Organic USDA-NOP / Biodynamic-Demeter / Cosmebio
Dietary Certification: Halal certified / Kosher certified
Plant Material Used: Crushed ripe fruits (seeds)
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the crushed ripe fruits
CAS Number: 8015-90-5
Flash Point: 61 degrees C
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid
Odor: Strong, pervasive, rich and oily and reminiscent of celery. Dry - out is powerful, warm and spicy.

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Fir Balsam (O)
View Latin Name: Abies balsamea
Country of Origin: Canada
Method of Cultivation: Organic EcoCert
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant material used: Leaves (needles) and twigs

CAS Number: 8021-28-1
Flash Point: 40 degrees C

Family: Pinaceae
Note: Middle
Synonyms: Balsam Fir, Canadian Balsam

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Lavender Standard 40/42
View Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia
Country of Origin: France
Method of Cultivation: Conventional 
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Material Used: Freshly cut flowering tops
CAS No: 8000-28-0
Flash Point: 71 C

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