Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) Essential Oil
Uses: Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of the Wintergreen plant. Its cooling effect on the skin makes it useful for relaxing or post workout massages. Wintergreen essential oil can be used to treat painful conditions including headache, nerve pain (particularly sciatica), arthritis, ovarian pain, and menstrual cramps. The active ingredient in wintergreen oil, methyl salicylate, is closely related to aspirin and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Sweet, Minty
Packaging: Amber-colored dropper bottle.
Caution: Avoid contact with the eyes. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs. Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be mixed with a carrier oil before applying on the skin.