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Umuthi Botanicals

Umuthi Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria procumbens)

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Sizes: 10ml, 30ml, 100ml.

Umuthi Botanicals Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria procumbens) can be used topically, in dilution, as a pain reliever. In aromatherapy it is used to uplift and relax, and in a vapourizer it is an effective bronchial decongestant.

  • Part used: soaked leaves
    Method: steam distillation
    Colour: clear
    Consistency: thin
    Aroma: strong mint, menthol, quite pungent

    USES & BENEFITS

    • Wintergreen has a high Methyl Salicylate content, so numbs and warms the area that it is applied to
    • This oil should be used with care as it penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the blood, and can become toxic
    • Used topically in dilution it is a pain reliever, in fact used in many propriety brands
    • It is also used to uplift and relax, and in a vapourizer it is an effective bronchial decongestant

    WARNINGS

    • Wintergreen should be used sparingly and well diluted, never taken orally or applied to open wounds
    • Do not use if pregnant or nursing, or for small children
    • Do not use if you are on any blood thinning medication or allergic to aspirin
    • Not recommended for epileptics or asthmatics
    • A skin test is advisable as wintergreen can cause irritation

    Please note: product images are for illustrative purposes and may differ slightly from the actual product.

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