100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Gaultheria fragrantissimum wall
Plant part: leaves
Extraction method: steam distillation
Description: Wintergreen is a small evergreen herb which grows up to 15cm high with slender stems, leathery serrated leaves, drooping white flowers followed by fleshy scarlet berries.
Colour: pale yellow
Common uses: Wintergreen 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 moisturiser.
Note: middle - top
Strength of aroma: strong
Blends well with: ylang ylang, peppermint, marjoram sweet, lavender, birch and vanilla
Aromatic scent: Wintergreen has a strong mint candy flavor.
History: Wintergreen has been used in traditional folk remedies which led to the discovery of methyl salicylate, its main ingredient, as a pain reliever. Wintergreen is a traditional native North American remedy, used for aches and pains and to help breathing while carrying heavy loads.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
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It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
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It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).