At the end of a long week, is there anything sweeter than the moment your head hits the pillow? Wintergreen may be the perfect antidote to tired days and overworked muscles.
Used in toothpastes, chewing gum and root beer, Wintergreen yields about .5 percent essential oil. Native to North America, Wintergreen grows up to 6 inches and has deep-green leathery leaves that sprout small white flowers and develop into red fruit. The leaves are put through a steam distillation to extract the essential oil.
Wintergreen is incredibly powerful, so only use it with caution in small amounts. Edens Garden Wintergreen oil is very pure and in addition to being GC/MS tested, it is also natural-isotope tested to ensure its high quality.
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Note: Middle - Top
Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Minty, fresh, slightly-earthy, creamy top notes and likened to the aroma of Wintergreen gum
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Avoid around the time of surgery or if on anticoagulants, have bleeding disorders or have a salicylate sensitivity. Possible drug interactions.
Adult Max Dilution: 2.4%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 2 drops of Wintergreen, 8 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 5 drops of Rosemary; fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles. (1.7% dilution)
LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 2 drops of Wintergreen, 5 drops of Juniper Berry, 3 drops of Frankincense, 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Copaiba; fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a small amount of this mixture to sore muscles and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)
BITE AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add 2 drops of Wintergreen, 2 drops of Peppermint, 6 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of relieving insect bites. (1.7% dilution)
ELEVATE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 2 drops of Wintergreen, 3 drops of Peppermint and 10 drops of Grapefruit. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.