Sweet Birch oil, high in methyl salicylate is a superb pain reliever for acute pain. Because of the risk of chronic toxicity it should not be used on a routine basis, and we do not advise its use for chronic pain. It does, however, have its uses, under the guidance of a trained clinical aromatherapist. This is NOT an oil for the amateur or the home user.
Aromatically Sweet Birch is delightful, it has the sweet fresh aroma of Wintergreen gum or mints. Since it must never be used internally, yet tastes like candy, it is essential that this oil be kept tightly sealed and totally out of reach of children.