One of my favorite trees in the forest is Betula lenta, or Sweet Birch. It's stately and striking, with beautiful glossy bark the color of deep ochre and bright green leaves that turn a vibrant yellow in the fall. My favorite thing about this tree, though, is its sweet, wintergreen scented bark (the next time you see a sweet birch, just peel a bit of twig bark back with a fingernail and you'll see what I mean).
This lip balm, infused with wintergreen and smoky cedarwood, is my attempt at capturing that perfect, fresh woodsy scent. According to the other Sweet Birch lovers in my life, it's a dead ringer!
Contains sweet almond oil, beeswax, essential oils of wintergreen and cedarwood.