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Wintergreen Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens

Plant Part: Leaves

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

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Scent: Wintergreen has a strong mint candy flavor.

Blends well with: Wintergreen blends well with Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram Sweet, Lavender, Birch, and Vanilla.

History: Wintergreen and Sweet Birch 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.

Origin: India

Common Uses: Wintergreen 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.

Extraction Method: Steam

Colour: Pale Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Note: Middle – Top

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