Plant Therapy Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen is a fresh, minty oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of the Wintergreen shrub. It is known for its uplifting aroma that can be used to create an uplifting atmosphere.
Wintergreen can be used topically, but should be used with caution because of the possible drug interactions it has. Use it at a 2% maximum dilution with your favorite Plant Therapy Carrier Oil. If you are unsure how to properly use Wintergreen, please consult with our Aromatherapists at ([email protected]). They can help deciding if Wintergreen is right for your situation.
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Country of Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Sharp, sweet, fruity, medicinal scent
Cautions: Possible drug interactions. Can inhibit blood clotting. Those who take aspirin or other blood-thinning medications should avoid using Wintergreen. Should not be used at all during or shortly after a viral fever. We recommend a maximum dilution of 2.4% for topical applications. Completely avoid Wintergreen oil up to age 12. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.