Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria Procumbens)


Pure & Natural Wintergreen Essential Oil with a characteristically sweet, medicinal, minty and fresh aroma.

Suitable for use in aromatherapy, soap making, skincare & cosmetics, bath bombs, oil burners and diffusers. See below for a detailed description and to download the SDS, Allergens Declaration and COA


Wintergreen Essential Oil

General Description: Wintergreen is often mistaken as one of the mint family due to its strong, minty aroma, however it in fact belongs to the ericaceae. To extract the oil. The leaves are first soaked in water to release the salicylate before steam distillation. The oil can contain 96% or more salicylate which can be toxic in large doses, therefore the oil should be used sparingly, occasionally, and ideally under the supervision of a qualified aromatherapist. There are many synthetic oils being passed off as wintergreen, however ours is a true, natural, wintergreen oil. Botanical Family: Ericaceae

Commonly associated with: Warming, Refreshing, Clearing. Wintergreen is most prized for its high methyl salicylate content which has a simultaneously warming and cooling effect on the skin. As an inhalant it feels cooling and helps to maintain feelings of clear airways. Similarly it can ease tension in the head, neck and muscles. It is sometimes recommended as an additive for refreshing and cleansing shampoos but other, safer oils such as lavender, manuka and tea tree would be a better choice.

Common Name: Wintergreen
Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens
Scent: Sweet, Medicinal, Minty, Fresh
Note: Top
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: China
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Appearance: Pale Yellow, Viscous
Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile, jasmine, lemon, lime, orange
Main Constituents: Methyl salicylate: 96.0-99.5%

All our essential oils and absolutes are…

• 100% Pure, natural and unadulterated
• Suitable for use by home users and professionals alike
• Suitable for use in diffusers, oil burners, massage and skin care products
• Supplied in dark glass bottles to protect from light
• Fitted with a tamper evident lid and dropper
• Labelled with the common name, botanical name, country of origin, batch code and best before date
• Fully traceable to source
• SDS, allergen declaration and Certificate of Analysis available for download

Using Your Oil Safely & Effectively

• Keep out of the reach of children and animals
• Always dilute before applying to the skin. The safe percentage is different for each oil so should be checked.
• Do not take internally – whilst there is scope for the internal use of essential oils, this should only be done by a trained practitioner.
• Keep away from the eyes and seek medical advice if undiluted essential oil gets in the eye
• Remember, essential oils are potent and only a little is needed
• We recommend that you read our Basic Guide to Using Essential Oils which you can find in our Information Hub

Responsible Marketing

The Medicines act requires that, as vendors of essential oils, we do not say anything that could be interpreted as a medical claim. This means we cannot suggest that essential oils help, alleviate or cure any disease, disorder or medical condition, even very minor conditions like headaches, colds or congestion. Nor can we inform you of any traditional remedial uses of essential oils.
Scientific research is being carried out into the properties of essential oils but as, like wine, the oils vary from batch to batch, the findings can only be applied to the specific batch tested. This means that in the EU, essential oils cannot be licensed to make remedial claims in relation to a specific disease or adverse condition of the body of mind.

We do want you to be as informed as possible when using our essential oils and therefore would suggest that you do your own research either through an accredited aromatherapy course or using reliable books by industry recognised experts Robert Tisserand, Len Price or Shirley Price. The Aromatherapy Trade Council operate a voluntary code of conduct which we abide by and they are a good source of information. Aromatherapists registered with the IFPA may also be able to offer you advice. Please be wary of information you find on the internet as it is mostly unregulated and often promotes unsafe practices and makes unsubstantiated claims.

The information provided by Cosmetics Made Easy is for educational purposes only. It is not guaranteed to be complete or accurate, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, disorder or medical condition. The use of any information provided is the sole responsibility of the user. We advise you to consult with a qualified health care professional prior to using complementary therapies.

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