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Birch tar, natural birch tar, pure birch tar from Finland, betula tree tar, wild birch tree tar, natural skincare


This is an intense smoky scented pure natural tar from wild birch trees of Finland. Tar is made from pine or birch trees by dry distillation slowly burning the wood in almost deoxygenated space which creates a thick wax like substance. It has a strong smoky, woody scent and its texture is thick and colour dark brown or almost black. Choose a 30ml, 60ml or 120ml glass jar. 


Please note tar is a very thick and sticky material with strong scent and dark colour. Take care when handling!


  • 30/ 60/ 120ml Pure natural birch tar
  • Betula (birch) tree
  • Clear glass jar with cap


Tar has been used widely around the world for thousands of years for various things, but mainly for protecting the surface of the wood in ships, boats and cottages. It was and still is used to protect the wood and roofs in big wooden buildings like churches. It has unbeatable properties being a natural substance and so the wood can be safely burn when it’s not needed anymore. It was also used for protecting leather goods like horse dressings. Tar is definitely one of those forgotten natural substances which is not used as much anymore.


Tar has antiseptic properties and is widely used in skin and haircare products. It is a natural healer for cuts, abrasions and skin conditions like eczema or dandruff. Tar has calming effect for itchy skin so is perfect for treating itchy skin and scalp conditions. In Finland tar is often associated with sauna culture and scents made specifically for sauna are usually made with tar.


Tar can be used in the same way as the essential oils or plant extracts. You can mix it with other oils and materials, but as it has a strong scent a little goes a long way. It is a scent that some people dislike, but majority of people will grow to love due to its earthy grounding properties. Its scent is especially popular with men. Tar can be added to ready made base products like shower gels, lotions, soaps or oils. It can be used in perfumery and works also in home fragrance products.

Birch tar



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