Wintergreen Essential Oil (Wintergreen)

Gaulteria
Gaultheria Fragrant

It is a shrubby plant of the Ericaceae family, magnificent to look at for its round fruits in clusters of a beautiful bright red.
The essential oil is obtained by distilling the leaves and twigs in a stream of steam.
The scent is that of a powerful disinfectant, acrid and persistent.

Amount: 8ml
Origin: Himalayas
Cultivation: Spontaneous collection
Distilled: Nepal
Internal use: No

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Description

Gaulteria or wintergreen essential oil (Gaultheria procumbens) it comes from Nepal, it is the main ingredient used for the preparation of Tiger balm, also present in Canada and used by the Inuit as a universal pain reliever.

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Health and wellness

Gaulteria essential oil is composed of 95/98% from methyl salicylate (of the family of Acetylsalicidic acid), considered an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, is used in aromatherapy to relieve muscle and joint pain. It was used as a preanesthetic in dentistry until about the 1970s.

 

Respiratory system

Traditionally used to treat respiratory ailments and against coughs.

 

Suitable for soaps

Used for the preparation of red tiger balm to which it gives the typical fragrance and red colour.

 

Suggested uses:

  • Bath tub: a few drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt or milk or cream or honey to put in hot water (used to prevent the oil from volatilizing due to the heat)
  • Massages: dilute a few drops of essential oil in a spoonful of oil via

Warnings: Toxic and irritating essential oil, do not use internally. Do not use if you have chronic diseases or are pregnant.
If in doubt, consult a doctor/pharmacist/herbalist.

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