WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml. Violet glass bottle
Botanical Name: Gaultheria fragrantissima
Production Method: Steam distilled from wild leaves
The aroma of wintergreen essential oil is similar to that of birch; a cool, sweet scent reminiscent of old fashioned candy. It can be used for inhalation therapy, and brings a bright and happy energy when diffused.
Note: Wild-crafted and artisan distilled. There is a huge amount of wintergreen essential oil on the market that is colorless. It has been redistilled or altered to remove the usual high iron content present in rustic single distillations. Many contain synthetically produced methyl salicylate. We have searched for a long time to find a truly pure wintergreen essential oil. Ours is a golden color, with remarkable aroma. We are pleased to offer this fine oil.
• Analgesic • Antibacterial • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-rheumatic • Anti-spasmodic • Anti-tussive • Astringent • Carminative • Depurient • Diuretic • Emenagogue • Expectorant • Rubefacient • Stimulant: liver, gallbladder • Vasodilator
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage only, suppository, inhalation
External–massage, topical application, local and spinal compress, application to points, meridians, and energy centers, wound application
Top note: Strong, intensely sweet, crisp, minty, creamy notes
Heart Note: Sweet, minty, candy-like, balsamic notes
Base Note: Sweet, minty, herbaceous notes
Classification: Top note
Tenacity: Medium high
Wintergreen essential oil can be used in natural perfumery for creating herbaceous perfumes, forest notes, culinary bases, etc. It can add a beautiful, penetrating sweetness to a wide variety of blends including orientals and high class florals when used in trace amounts.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Wintergreen essential oil is an oil that can be applied topically to reduce acne, blemishes, inflammation, and eczema. It should be diluted for topical use, and sensitive individuals should test it before use by doing a patch test.
It is great for relieving the pain of sciatica, and should be applied to both the spine and the area where pain is felt. Apply as a spinal compress, twice weekly, until the pain is gone.
It is also a disinfectant, and improves breathing when passages are congested. It is opening and expanding to the lungs and bronchial tubes.
Wintergreen essential oils makes a fine massage oil with its pain relieving properties. It can have a cortisone like action in the body, helping to relieve pain and stimulate circulation in joints, bones, muscles, and tissue, without the potential risk of joint degeneration associated with actual cortisone.
• Avoid using with infants, small children, and pregnant or lactating women.
• Avoid external use with sensitive or allergic people, may cause irritation. Most irritations are caused by using low quality oils that have been adulterated.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.