Wintergreen (Gaultheria fragrantissima) essential oil has a fresh, sharp, and minty aroma. It is often used in massage blends after exercise to ease overworked muscles and joints after exercise or athletics.† Also used to soothe and invigorate skin and scalp.†
NOT FOR INTERNAL USE*.
Wintergreen essential oil is a strong and effective addition to your home essential oil collection. It calms nerves, is antispasmodic, promotes detoxification, and supports a healthy inflammation response.† In addition, it helps support circulatory function, respiratory health and benefits hair and nail health.†
*Please note, this oil is highly toxic if taken orally—use with caution and keep out of reach of children.
The following summaries are based on common methods of using essential oils and do not necessarily represent every possible use. Many potential benefits may overlap with aromatic and topical uses.
CAUTION: Only occasional and highly diluted aromatic use is recommended. Use of Wintergreen essential oil as aromatherapy may:
* NOT FOR INTERNAL USE—Poisonous if ingested orally!
Wintergreen oil may be used with other essential oils to amplify or improve its potential. Use the following suggested blends to maximize the range of benefits that Wintergreen essential oil may provide.
A variety of extraction methods are used to create essential oils. These methods include distillation, cold-press, and CO2 extraction. Wintergreen essential oil is extracted using the distillation method.
Steam distillation is the most common method of extracting essential oils. Distillation forces the water portion of the plant (hydrosol) apart from the volatile (essential) oil. The essential oil transfers into a cooling chamber. The quality of the resulting oil depends on many factors—including the growth methods of the plant and the process and experience of the distiller.
Each plant yields a different volume of oil during the distillation process depending on its chemical properties. If a particular essential oil retails at a higher price, it is because more plant was required to result in that amount of oil.
Since 1981, Simplers Botanicals™ has led the way in therapeutic quality, certified organic essential oils and herbal extracts. They deliver aromatherapy products the way that nature intended—using effective extraction techniques and quality plants in order to provide true and pure therapeutic-grade essential oils.
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Aromatherapy Safety Information (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy)
ALWAYS PROPERLY DILUTE IN CARRIER OIL BEFORE APPLYING ESSENTIAL OILS DIRECTLY ON THE SKIN.
Wintergreen oil should be primarily used highly diluted and as a topical application. Due to its intense aroma and absorbability, aromatic and internal benefits are also possible with topical use. Suggested carrier oils include jojoba, coconut, or grapeseed oil. Suggested methods represent a few common practices for informational purposes only. See safety precautions for more details.
Aromatic Use: If desired, add a single drop in addition to less potent oils in a diffuser or spray bottle. Limit exposure time and frequency.
Topical Use: Recommended DILUTION RATIO is 1 drop essential oil per teaspoon (5ml) or more of carrier oil to start.
During first use, always patch test a small area of skin before applying to larger areas. Absorption after application can provide internal and external benefits. May be used in these ways:
Compress: Stimulate overall or specific areas of circulation, senses, and support cartilage and joints.† Compress instructions: Wet a cloth or towel with warm water and squeeze out excess. Then add 2-4 drops of essential oil. Microwave for 20-30 seconds, ensuring it does not get too hot. Sensitive individuals may want to layer another damp cloth between the infused one and their skin. May be used as a compress in these ways:
Internal Use: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE.*
Essential Oils are extremely concentrated. Always use with care and begin with highly diluted amounts to test for sensitivities. Consult a licensed aromatherapist or physician for additional methods or use.
Suggested use of essential oils should not be a substitute for medical advice. Individuals with health concerns or conditions should consult a licensed healthcare provider prior to use.
100% pure Organic Wintergreen (Gaultheria fragrantissima) essential oil.
Country of origin: North America
Manufactured by Seychelles Organics, Inc.
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