Wintergreen Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Wintergreen Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens

Oil Overview

Wintergreen essential oil is pale yellow in colour with an intense sweet-woody aroma.

Oil Sources

Wintergreen is a native to North America and the oil is extracted from the leaves using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Menthyl salicylate and gaultherilene

Aroma

Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, Anti inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Antitussive, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Galactogogue, Stimulant

Possible Uses

Muscular Aches and Pains, Neuralgia

Warnings

Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Wintergreen oil should always used in diluted form.
Avoid using during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Thyme, Ylang-ylang

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