Wintergreen essential oil is extracted from the small leaves of the evergreen herb using a process called "steam distillation".
It has a fresh minty scent that you may recognize from various products such as toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum.
American Indians and settlers were known to use it in a tea which
excites the senses and assists in various healthy ways which we will
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Lets start with some basic information; a brief description of where the oil comes from, what it contains and how it is obtained. The following information is provided by Bill Fifield in his book "Integrated Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy".
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This aromatic oil comes from a small evergreen herb with scarlet berries. It is mainly grown in China and North America.
The method used for extraction is steam distillation.
It has a strong minty aroma that reminds me of candy canes at Christmas but unfortunately you can't drink it.
Lately, science in its never ending quest to reproduce nature, have been able to synthesize the prime ingredient, methyl salicylate, in the lab using toxic ingredients and processes.
These toxic ingredients are no longer part of the product and do not appear on the label but their essence remains in the finished synthetic product.
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When inhaled, Wintergreen is known to stimulate your senses and increase your mental processes.
Diffuse 20 drops of Wintergreen Essential Oil to freshen the air and stimulate your mind and body.
A drop of Wintergreen Oil in a single application of shampoo will decrease or eliminate your dandruff problem.
Topical application is very popular for a number of ailments/conditions and it is used often for both hot and cold therapies.
Wintergreen essential oil is an analgesic and can be used for:
As an anti inflammatory - diluted 50:50 with a carrier oil and rub into the area or into reflex points on your feet
Relief of arthritis, rheumatism and tendonitis - rub 2 drops combined with 5-10 drops carrier oil into your joints and bones to reduce pain and swelling.
For cramps - diluted 50:50 and applied over the affected area
Wintergreen essential oil blends well with:
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