Organic Wintergreen Essential Oil
- Certified Organic Wintergreen Essential Oil: Used as flavoring in toothpastes, chewing gum and soft drinks, and also in liniments for its anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Nepal Plant Part Leaf Scientific Name Gaulteria fragrantissima Application Method Diffusion, Internal Use, Topical
Wintergreen essential oil is steam-distilled from the organic leaves of the Gaultheria fragrantissima which grows in Nepal. It has an intense sweet-aromatic odor and is used as a flavoring in toothpastes, chewing gum and soft drinks. Wintergreen oil is also used extensively in liniments because of its anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic properties. It is a strong oil that must be used with care and, like all oils, diluted when used topically.
To apply to the skin (topical application): Dilute to 2% (10 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil) and apply to affected areas.
Safety Precautions: Wintergreen oil should not be used for children 3 years of age and younger. Avoid during pregnancy.