Wintergreen Essential Oil

Description:

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

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