Wintergreen Oil

Wintergreen Oil

Wintergreen oil is traditionally extracted from the leaves of the wintergreen plant. The production process involves fermentation of the natural material from the plant. This is followed by distillation to obtain a purer product. The final product consists almost entirely of methyl salicylate, the active ingredient of wintergreen oil.

Used in aromatherapy applications, Wintergreen Essential Oil is known to emit a sweet, minty, and somewhat warming woody aroma. Used medicinally, Wintergreen Essential Oil is reputed to increase circulation, enhance metabolic function and digestion, promote the body’s detoxification, calm inflammation, ease pain, and soothe symptoms of psoriasis, colds, infections, as well as the flu. Used in massages, Wintergreen Essential Oil revitalizes exhausted and tender muscles, helps decrease spasms, promotes easier breathing, and soothes headaches as well as pain and discomfort experienced in the lower back, nerves, joints, and ovaries.

Gaultheria procumbens

Gaultheria procumbens Leaf Oil 

Colorless, pale yellow-reddish brown clear liquid

Medicine (for inflamation and pain relief), Aromatherapy

Steam distillation

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