Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen is a small evergreen herb which grows up to 15cm (6 in) high, with slender stems, leathery serrated leaves and drooping white flowers, followed by fleshy scarlet berries.
Uses & Benefits:
- Wintergreen Oil is strong antidote against animal bites and insect bites.
- Wintergreen Oil is mainly used for joint and muscular problems when diluted with carrier oil. It can also be used for respiratory conditions such as chronic mucous discharge.
- Wintergreen can help with lumbago, sciatica, arthritis, gout, bursitis, bunions, rheumatism, sprains/strains, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, muscular aches and pains, respiratory conditions, sinusitis, coughs, tendonitis, nasal congestion, colds/flu, asthma, cramps, muscle spasms, digestive problems, fluid retention, PMT, and irregular/lack of periods.
- Wintergreen essential oil should not be used by people who are allergic to aspirin. It is not recommended for ingestion; if internal use is desired, consultation with a physician is strongly recommended.
Wintergreen Essential Oil Specification:
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Common name: Wintergreen oil
Origin: USA & Canada
Mode of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Middle
Appearance: Pale yellow to reddish brown liquid
Organoleptic Properties: Fresh Sweet Wintergreen odor
Refractive Index at 20 °C: 1.536 – 1.538
Specific Gravity at 20 °C: 1.180 – 1.190
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage: Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers
Blends With: Ylang-ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweet and Vanilla
Constituents: Methyl salicylate (approx. 98%), a-pinene, myrcene, delta-3-carene, limonene, 3,7-guaiadiene, delta-cadinene