Wintergreen Essential Oil

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Everyone is familiar with the scent of wintergreen essential oil because it has been used in many commercial preparations to soothe muscle strains and spasms. But the uses of this strong oil extend far beyond the external relief that it offers.

Native Americans knew to chew the leaves of the wintergreen plant during heavy labor because it extended their breathing capacity. The leaves were also chewed by early American settlers to prevent tooth decay. The leaves were also used to make tea.


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Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

Botanical Family:
Ericaceae

Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves

Properties: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, liver
stimulant; increases respiratory capacity; helps heal
arthritis, gout, eczema, skin diseases, urinary tract
disorders, rheumatism, muscle pain, tendinitis, cramps;
contains active principle similar to cortisone, an
anti-inflammatory substance

Uses: Diffuse, apply topically, use well diluted in
massage oil

Fragrant Influence: Stimulates and increases all
levels of the sensory system

Aromatherapy blending

Wintergreen oil mixes well with:

Basil
Birch
Cypress
Geranium
Juniper
Lavender
Lemongrass
Marjoram
Peppermint
Chamomile

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