WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL
Wintergreen oil serves as an antiseptic, diuretic, stimulant, emmenagogue, and anti-rheumatic. Wintergreen essential oil is very useful in rheumatic conditions and helps with muscular pains, especially for athletes. Avoid using Wintergreen Oil during pregnancy. Safety with young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Note: Middle
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
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: Wintergreen essential oil is a middle note with a strong aroma, Wintergreen oil has a characteristic sweet and minty scent similar to Sweet Birch, a main component in the flavour of root beer, with spicy tones.
Product Abstract: Menthyl salicylate is the principal constituent of this plant. Wintergreen essential oil and Sweet Birch oil are nearly identical in chemical composition and aroma; similarly, both were used in traditional folk remedies by the aboriginal peoples of North America.
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.
IMPORTANT: All products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.