Birch Tar and Cade

Rectified birch tar oil is derived from Betula alba and is very smoky with leathery notes. Birch tar oil needs to be extremely diluted because of its strength. Only a small percentage of the rectified oil is allowed under IFRA guidelines, but a tiny amount is all you need. Cade oil provides a similar smoky note to birch tar, but cade comes from Juniperus oxycedrus. Both cade and birch tar are dark liquids.