Wintergreen - 10 ml
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
This oil is especially analgesic, anti-inflammatory, calming, antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant and stimulating. It’s excellent for any type of arthritis since it is a good anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. It’s also good for scrapes and cuts as well as insect bites.
Active ingredients: Mainly Methyl Salicylate (Salicylic Acid) as well as a little of Limonene, Alpha and Beta Pinene, Sabinene and Myrcene.
Attention: This oil can be toxic in large doses so it has to be properly diluted at all times.
Essential oils are 75 – 100 times stronger than tea.
Essential oils are good for home use as stimulants or relaxants for the nervous system and they can be used in many ways.
Bath: Put 5 – 10 drops of pure essential oil into bathwater.
Inhalation: Put 3 – 6 drops in a bowl of hot water, put a towel over your head and breathe deeply in the steam for 5 – 10 minutes. You can also put one drop in your palm and inhale deeply, the chemicals in the oils go straight to your brain and have an immediate effect.
Perfume: Some oils are suitable to use as perfume.