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Birch – The Oil of Support

Birch offers physical support when applied topically but its aromatic effect on the ethereal part of the soul is also very interesting.

Think of a birch tree as it stands tall and firm assisting the other trees in doing the same.

Birch helps individuals to feel their roots, especially in their connection with their family and ancestors. Like Wintergreen and White Fir, Birch essential oil can support you in breaking negative generational patterns, and bring you into a sense of healing relationships with others. Maybe one is feeling attacked or unsupported by family and friends. Birch will give you the courage to go it alone and move forward unabashedly. It will help you process and overcome feelings of rejection, homesickness, loneliness and nonsupport.

Have you ever felt overly flexible saying yes to everything and not giving yourself the chance to politely say no to a demand or favour? That flexibility is great but can be overwhelming if you have a weak backbone, are not sturdy or grounded. Birch offers support for those that don’t have a strong backbone or will. To those people, they need to stand tall and firm in what they believe.

It may also help when feeling confused, scattered, overwhelmed, bewildered, and above all, resistant to new ideas. It is an important oil in situations where one is at risk of being rejected when they choose a different way. It offers a spirit of endurance to face adversity and will help you weather those possible storms where you need to be strong and firm in your beliefs and convictions.

Birch teaches that there is more to life than pain and helps you find your own inner support and strength. It lends you to the possibility of being held up and sustained by Divine grace. It roots you into your own center and allows you to seek, find and receive support in many new ways.

Blends Well With

Birch blends well with: Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood and all spice oils.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Frankincense, Wintergreen, White Fir and Cypress.

Usage Tips

Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a history of seizures, or are allergic to methyl salicylate, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, nose and sensitive areas. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization.  Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”