birch tar oil

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birch tar oil

[′bərch ‚tär ‚ȯil]
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A toxic liquid mixture of guaiacol, phenols, cresol, xylenol, and creosol; derived from distillation of birch tar and by dry distillation of the wood of Betula alba ; used as a disinfectant, in leather dressing, and in medicine.
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Based on application, market is split into pitch, pine tar, birch tar, carbon black, wash oil and others.
This autumn scented candle from Eve of St Agnes is made from 100% soy wax with a blend of fragrance oils and essential oils of birch tar and cedarwood.
To this end, tests have been conducted with birch tar. Birch tar is a substance derived from the dry distillation of the wood of the birch (Betula spp.).
Our aim was, therefore, to test the effectiveness of birch tar, a new innovation as repellent, under controlled experiments in young Scots pine stands frequently browsed by moose.
For those that have a lovely Silver Birch in the garden, the uses seem to be endless from a beer made using the springtime sap to a cure for psoriasis made from birch tar oil.