Wintergreen essential oil, extracted from the small leaves of the evergreen herb, has a distinctive fresh and minty scent. While often associated with its use in toothpaste, mouthwash, candy and chewing gum, Wintergreen offers so much more; when used properly, the oil can heighten each of the five senses on all levels.
Botanical Name: Gaultheria fragrantissima
Extraction: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Minty, sweet aroma with hints of fruit
Applications: Dilute to use topically, aromatically
Benefits: inflammation, rheumatism, hypertension, muscle aches, strains, edema
Safety Considerations: Dilute well; Do not overuse. Can be toxic if overused. Skin irritant if not diluted well
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.