Aqueous birch leaf and bud extract is a natural and organic tool for daily skin and hair care. It contains saponins – plant-based foaming glycosidic substances – soothe, clean and stimulate irritated skin, reduces the tendency to oillyness. In the case of a sensitive scalp, we recommend using the extract instead of shampoo.
Birch Leaf-Bud Extract is a great tool to test the benefits of scent therapy in your home.
INGREDIENTS : AQUA, BETULA ALBA LEAF EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA BUD EXTRACT*
Directions for use: Skin cleansing and softening baths: Dilute 50 ml of the natural birch leaf and bud extract in 100 litres of warm water (37-40o C) and bathe for 15–20 minutes. After the bath rinse your body with water without using soap and dry it with a towel. The extract is readily soluble in water and it won’t clog the nozzles of your jacuzzi. It is easy to rinse the bath with natural cleaning products after use.
Tubs for soothing hands and feet irritations: Dilute 10 ml of the extract in 20 litres of water (37-40o C). Soak your hands or feet for 15-20 minutes.
For hair wash: Apply a small amount of the extract on your hair and scalp. Gently massage to distribute the extract on the entire scalp and hair. Rinse with warm water without shampoo as the extract contains saponines, which replace shampoo and they will reduce greasiness of hair and will improve hair elasticity. For coarse hair, add some lemon juice to your rinsing water. Store in the original packaging with a lid on.
Warning! Natural birch leaf and bud extract contains dyes of plant origin which can darken blond hair. Shake well before use! This product is designed for everyday use. Store in the original packaging with a lid on.
Organic birch leaf-bud extract soothes skin irritations. Baths of this plant shrink pores. They are designed for oily skin to reduce sweating, help suppress joint inflammation, spasms or stimulate skin regeneration processes. Birch leaf and bud extract is suitable not only for the whole body bath, but also separately, for example, for tired legs, compresses.
Herbal extract baths are like a home SPA. Extract of birch leaf-bud contains many tannins, essential oils, saponins, minerals, phenolic compounds. They strengthen the body, increase its resistance to adverse factors. Herbal extracts for baths are the mildest means of exposure to the active ingredients in herbs.
Organic birch leaf-bud extract is produced from green fresh leaves and buds by aqueous extraction. The extract contains 0.04-0.1% of essential oils, 5-9% of flobafen (catechin tannins), up to 3% of saponins, nicotinic acid (vitamin PP), vitamins (C-0.3%, P), triterpene betulin, flavonoids (rutin, avicularine, hyperoside), sesquiterpenes, anthocyanins, fatty acids, allantoin, sugars, etc.
Organic birch extract inhibits / soothes skin irritations, in addition, it is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and stops the aging process. The results of detailed research conducted by the EU Research Project Eureka !, conducted in 2005 at Kaunas University of Technology, showed that natural birch extract is not inferior in its antioxidant properties, and in some cases, even superior to the well-known rosemary, chamomile, thyme, nutmeg, etc.
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