Methyl Salicylate: 99%
Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: 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.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Common 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.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweet, and Vanilla
Aromatic Scent: Wintergreen Essential Oil has a strong mint candy flavor.
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.
Cautions: Avoid use if pregnant. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.