Wintergreen Essential Oil


Details
Wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens or also called the American wintergreen, is a native of northeastern North America from Newfoundland west to southeastern Manitoba and south to Alabama.

It is a small, short shrub and it usually grows to a height of around 10 – 15 cm. The leaves are evergreen about 2 – 5 cm in length and 1 – 2 cm in width. The flowers are white with an occasional tinge of pink. The fruit is red and around 6 – 9 mm across. It looks like a berry but is actually a dry capsule surrounded by flesh.

Common Uses
  • Helps soothes muscle fatigue
  • Helps soothes joints discomfort
  • May reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Supports a healthy nasal function
  • Supports a healthy respiratory function
  • Promotes a sense of awareness
Common Modes Of Application
  • Diffuse
  • Topical (External, Diluted)
Intensity
Minty, use with caution.
Tips
Do a blend of wintergreen, nutmeg and pure unadulterated carrier oil for a home made muscle / joint discomfort rub.
Cautions
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Use pure unadulterated essential oils only.

AttentionBased on public information, high doses can be toxic. As wintergreen may have anticoagulant properties, interactions may happen if you are using drugs with similar properties such as aspirin. It is also not suitable for people with epilepsy.

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