100 % Essential Oil of Wintergreen 15 ML
Methyl salicylate: 97.40%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Distillation during the rainy season results in a thin pinkish oil whereas distillation in early winter gives a reddish oil.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a strong aroma, Wintergreen has a characteristic sweet and minty scent similar to Sweet Birch, a main component in the flavour of root beer, with spicy tones.
Blends With: Ylang-ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweetand Vanilla.
Product Abstract: Menthyl salicylate is the principal constituent of this plant. Wintergreen and Sweet Birch oil are nearly identical in chemical composition and aroma; similarly, both were used in traditional folk remedies by the aboriginal peoples of North America.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
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Recommended by my yogi for my back pain and it really does work! The smell is powerful but pleasant,at least for me.