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Wintergreen is a very well known holiday bush with its bright green leaves and red berries. It is a popular oil that has been used for centuries in aiding sore joints. Its sweet fruity scent provides a sharp fresh scent when diffused. It can be applied topically to help aid in pain when mixed with a carrier oil or lotion.
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Country of Origin: Nepal, China
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Sharp, sweet, fruity, medicinal scent
Blends Well With: Aniseed, Clove Bud, Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus Globulus, Fennel Sweet, Geranium Egyptian, Peppermint Western US, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Spearmint, Vanilla C02.
Cautions: Possible drug interactions. Can inhibit blood clotting. As a result, 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.
Moreover, we recommend a maximum dilution of 2.4% for topical applications. Above all, completely avoid Wintergreen oil up to age 12. Do not use it if pregnant or breastfeeding.
When added to a carrier at a maximum dilution of 2%, Organic Wintergreen essential oil can help with the aches and discomfort associated with aging joints. Likewise, please consult with one of our specialists if you need help deciding if Wintergreen is right for your situation.
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. Furthermore, all cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
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