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Wintergreen

Gaultheria fragrantissima

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Numb the pain from sore, achy muscles with a few potent drops of wintergreen essential oil in your bath. A strong weapon in fighting inflammation, wintergreen also builds your emotional energy, allowing you to face the world with confidence in who you are.

 

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You ache, and the relief your muscles need is right here in the natural power of wintergreen essential oil. Add some to your bath water for a soothing muscle soak or rub a small amount (a little goes a long way) directly into a painful joint to ease the pain and lessen inflammation. The fresh minty aroma will awaken your energy, encouraging a strong sense of self.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FACTS

Plant Parts: Leaves
Botanical Family: Ericaceae
Chemical Family: Esters (Methyl salicylate)
Country of Origin: Nepal
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Sweet, Minty
Note Classification: Middle

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HOW TO USE

PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Promotes strong self-image and identity
  • Emotionally vitalizing
  • Increases positive energy

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic – An agent that relieves or diminishes pain.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antispasmodic —Relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.

RECIPES

SAFETY

Wintergreen is an oil to be used with caution and experience in small amounts and for short periods of time on a small area of the body. According to Robert Tisserand it is contraindicated if taking anticoagulant medication, having major surgery,  and all other bleeding disorders. Should not be used if pregnant, breastfeeding and not to be used with children due to possible risk of developing Reye’s syndrome. Do not use if there is a salicylate sensitivity or ADD/ADHD. Numerous cases of salicylate poisoning have been reported. Maximum dermal use level: 2.4% – Only use on intact skin (unbroken skin). For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of twelve years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

 

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