Dried young leaves picked from the birch tree. Birch is found in all parts of Europe and Northern Asia.
Useful in creams for cellulite
Leaves can be used externally as astringent
An astringent effect on skin problems
Strengthens skin tissue
Tones the scalp
Makes hair soft and shiny
Which products to use it in
Use as it is or in a foam bath
Foot products in the form of creams, lotions and gels
Water or oil-soluble?
Can I add it to ready-made products?
Could be used dried and grinded and added to exfoliates and toothpaste.
How to use in products
As Birch leaves contain saponins (natural soap) they need to be boiled for at least 15 minutes and used as a decoction.
Storage and Shelf Life
2-3 years. Store in the dark and keep dry.
It is beneficial to add birch leaves to all herbal shampoos as it contains saponins and these help to open up the pores so other active ingredients and minerals can penetrate into the scalp.