The gaultheria procumbens plant has a sweet, candy-like scent that continues into its essential oil, which is used to flavor candies and carbonated beverages. Our wintergreen essential oil is steam-distilled from wintergreen leaves grown in India.
Wintergreen is the "fire" in fire & ice - our muscle blend, and has excellent warming ability. Aromatically, it promotes clear breathing. Diffuse or apply topically in 2-5% dilution.
Wintergreen Essential Oil has a strong mint candy flavor.
Avoid use if pregnant. For topical use only.
NOTE: Wintergreen has an exceptionally sweet smell and taste. It also contains high amounts of natural salicylates, which can thin blood. The combination makes wintergreen essential oil a significant hazard to children. Keep out of reach of children, and always apply in dilution.
Wintergreen was is commonly used as bait to attract male orchid bees. It was also first used by the native Americans to increase lung capacity and improve respiratory problems.