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Wintergreen eo

  • Aromatic description
    • Wintergreen Essential Oil has a strong mint candy flavor.
  • General
    • Wintergreen is a small evergreen herb which grows up to 15cm (6 in) high with slender stems, leathery serrated leaves, drooping white flowers followed by fleshy scarlet berries.
  • Aromatherapy class
    • Steam Distilled
  • Attributes & characteristics
    • Blends well with: Ylang-ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweet and Vanilla.
    • History: Wintergreen Essential Oil and Sweet Birch Essential Oil are both nearly identical in chemical composition and aroma; similarly, both have been used in traditional folk remedies. This tradition has led to the discovery of Methyl Salicylate, its main ingredient, as a pain reliever. Wintergreen is a traditional native North American remedy, used for aches and pains and to help breathing while hunting or carrying heavy loads.
  • Traditional uses
    • Wintergreen Essential Oil has a history of use as a pain reliever.
    • It is also believed to increase the speed of healing for skin disorders, and when added to lotions, acts as a natural moisturizer.
  • Effects on the skin
    • Cautions: Avoid use if pregnant. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.
  • Essential Oil Information
    • The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has not evaluated any statement or product on this website. No implied or inferred claims are made by Beyond Scents as to the medicinal or psychological value of any products provided or referenced. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and body products and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or ailment. You are responsible for researching and understanding the safe use and application of any products listed or referred to.
  • Warnings
    • Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, perfume oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you have any question as to the medical use of any essential or perfume oil, be sure and consult your physician prior to their use. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. Always consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils for yourself or for children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read 'Essential Oil Safety' by Robert Tisserand, his book is available at Amazon.com.