Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Distillation during the rainy season results in a thin pinkish oil whereas distillation is early winter gives a reddish oil.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A
middle note with a strong aroma, Wintergreen has a characteristic sweet
and minty scent similar to Sweet Birch, a main component in the flavour
of root beer, with spicy tones.
Birch Sweet and
Product Abstract: Menthyl salicylate is the
principal constituent of this plant. Wintergreen and Sweet Birch oil are
nearly identical in chemical composition and aroma; similarly, both
were used in traditional folk remedies by the aboriginal peoples of
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only.
May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is
recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.