Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens
Main Constituents: Methyl Salicylate: 99%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Distillation during the rainy season results in a thin pinkish oil whereas distillation is early winter gives a reddish oil.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a strong aroma, Wintergreen has a characteristic sweet and minty scent similar to Sweet Birch, a main component in the flavour of root beer, with spicy tones.
Common Uses: Wintergreen Essential Oil has a history of use as a pain reliever. It is also believed to increase the speed of healing for skin disorders, and when added to lotions, acts as a natural moisturizer.
Blends well with: Ylang-ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweet, and Vanilla.
Properties: Wintergreen essential oil is commonly used as an analgesic, anodyne, antirheumatic, antiarthritic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emenagogue and a stimulating substance.
Health benefits: Traditionally, it is used for pain relief, relaxation of the body and mind, treatment of rheumatism and arthritis, as well as for reduction in spasms. Furthermore, it protects against sepsis, spreads a pleasant fragrance, tightens gums and muscles and helps stop hair loss. Finally, it reduces the risk of hemorrhaging, removes gases, increases urination and the subsequent removal of toxins, and regulates a normal and healthy menstrual cycle.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
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