Guide - Wintergreen Procumbens EO
The Story :
Wintergreen is a small shrub with evergreen and fragrant leaves, found mainly in the forests of North America, Nepal, Canada and China. It has white flowers, sometimes pinkish or creamy, and red berries. It generally measures between 10 and 20 cm and has a very characteristic smell.
The aromatic essence contained in its berries is called “wintergreen”, which is also the name given to the plant in English. It was already used by Amerindians against pain and fever, and it is traditionally a symbol of luck and protection in Canada.
Its smell is easily recognized because its main compound, methyl salicylate, is used in many balms, creams, gels and massage oils designed to warm muscles and soothe joints.
It seems that its name comes from a French botanist, Gaulthier, the King of Canada’s doctor at the time, who made it known to his peers. Wintergreen is sometimes referred to as “Indian Wintergreen”, “Canada Tea” or “Wood Tea”.
The Plant :
Wintergreen is a small sub-shrub from 10 to 15cm, cousin of heathers and blueberries. We carefully select the best leaves of this plant in its native land, Nepal, in order to extract a superior essential oil. The Essential Oil of Wintergreen Coated from Nepal has a deep, intense and spicy scent with notes of honey or even caramel.
- Invites you to relax
- Diluted in a Vegetable Oil, it is used in massage for muscles and joints
Atmospheric diffusion: To clean and purify the atmosphere of your home, but also to create a relaxing atmosphere and thus perfume a room.
Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.
In cosmetics: In particular, it soothes and relieves joint pain, but also reduces and promotes the healing of bruises and blows.
The essential oil of Wintergreen lying down is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil to perform a relaxing and soothing massage. Pour 4 drops of essential oil for 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice and massage gently into the area concerned. The massage is carried out on the painful areas according to the problems.
To relieve tendonitis, prepare in a 100ml bottle, 90 drops of essential oil of Wintergreen + 90 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus + 30 drops of Everlasting Helichrysum +60 drops of Ylang Ylang in vegetable oil of Castor oil or Sweet Almond and massage locally, morning and evening.
Precautions : Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under 6 years of age, as well as in case of allergy to aspirin.