100% Essential Oil: Wintergreen

100% Pure Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens

Plant Part: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: India

Description: Wintergreen is a small evergreen herb which grows up to 15cm (6 in) high with slender stems, leathery serrated leaves, drooping white flowers followed by fleshy scarlet berries.

Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.

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.

Consistency: Thin

Note: Middle

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Blends well with: Ylang-ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweet and Vanilla.

Aromatic Scent: Wintergreen Essential Oil has a strong mint candy flavor.

History: Wintergreen Essential Oil and Sweet Birch Essential Oil are both nearly identical in chemical composition and aroma; similarly, both have been used in traditional folk remedies. This tradition has 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 hunting or carrying heavy loads.

Cautions: Avoid use if pregnant. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.

I am a real fan of essential oils  they come in handy with so many things from skin and hair to helping get rid of a common cold or stuffy sinuses. I will start making my own candles and body fragrances. Cant wait.

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