Wonderful Wintergreen Essential Oil awakens the senses with a burst of cooling mint and snow-capped freshness. The oil of this evergreen shrub is extracted from ground-creeping leaves that offer white, diminutive bell shaped flowers (that smell like Gardenia), and bright red berries. Steam distilled and wild-crafted, Wintergreen embodies fresh vigor and deep clean.
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbense
Botanical Family: Ericaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled after being soaked in warm water overnight.
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves
Country of Origin: Nepal
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Composition: 100% Gaultheria procumbense
Scent Description: Fresh mint with creamy, cooling herbaceous notes with a distant hint of gardenia.
In Living Libations: Lion Balm
Blends well with: Lavender, Peppermint, Marjoram, Clove, Gardenia, Jasmine, Spearmint, Black Pepper, Fragonia, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Frankincense, Sweet Birch, and Pine.
Uses: Feels like a cool breeze on the skin. Aromatic wake-up call. Relaxes redness. A cooling and soothing addition to muscle massage oils and body balms. Dilute before using.
Contraindications: Dilute to use. It may irritate skin at high concentrations.
Our Wintergreen Essential Oil feels like a fresh breeze on the breath and skin and rings berry-bells of clarity when inhaled. Wild-crafted in Nepal, this oil is touted as tranquility for tension. It is so robust that it must be used in small doses and diluted so as not to create skin irritation. The Wintergreen shrub thrives throughout the year, even under blankets of snow, lending this oil an essence of longevity and fortitude.
The leaves and berries of the Wintergreen shrub, also known as the Teaberry bush, have been consumed for centuries by people and wildlife alike. For many animals, including white-tailed deer, chipmunks, pheasants, and even black bears, Wintergreen is an essential survival food during the cold winter months.
The fragrance and taste of Wintergreen is so popular that it is added to everything from chewing gum to ice cream. It is the plant's unique aromatherapy benefits that make this an essential essence for aroma-apothecaries.
"For a long time, wintergreen oil was really synthetic salicylate.
But for a number of years now, true distilled oil is again available from Nepal."
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy