I love the aroma of Wintergreen and never cease to be surprised that this not a well-known oil. It is also not stocked by a number of essential oil retailers. It may be that overuse of this is potentially harmful. That said Wintergreen it is widely used in a flavouring agent range of edible products including a well-known root beer, gum and toothpaste, mouthwash, soft drinks, confectionery, in listerine, in mints and candies, in smokeless tobacco such as dipping tobacco and sinus,
I have categorised this oil as a pain reliever, because of its main component of Methyl Salicylate, which can be as high as 96-99%. Nearly every anti-arthritic analgesic balm for muscle and joint pain on the market contains Methyl Salicylate. It’s good oil for after sports massage as it has the combined benefits of being a relaxant an analgesic and relaxant.
There is a full profile of this oil on the website https://www.naturra.co.uk/product/wintergreen-gaultheria-procumbens/but, since I like this oil so much and it has so much uses, I wanted to feature it this month together with some recipies and ideas.
Let me know if this is an oils that you already know and love.