Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria procumbens) has a sweet, minty scent. The oil is distilled from the small evergreen herb's leaves. The refreshing, clean taste of wintergreen has made it a favorite in flavoring numerous products. Wintergreen contains the same active ingredient (methyl salicylate) as birch and is beneficial in massage for soothing head tension and muscles after exercising. Wintergreen has an approximate ORAC of 1,018,439 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. Wintergreen's stimulating fragrance may be attractive to children so always keep the child-resistant cap in place.
Wintergreen essential oil is one of the oils used in Raindrop Technique.
Wintergreen is one of Young Living's most potent essential oils for soothing bodily discomfort. Only the purest form of wintergreen contains the proper blend of plant constituents that produce a warming, soothing sensation and an almost immediate effect.
To ensure the quality of wintergreen in every Young Living oil, stringent testing is performed to detect additives or adulterations (a synthetic version of the important compound methyl salicylate is often found in lesser-quality wintergreen products). Among the tests performed is Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS), an analysis that determines whether an essential oil is naturally derived or created synthetically. This state-of-the-art testing guarantees customers experience results from highly-concentrated essential oils in their most natural form.
Many reference books and aromatherapy authorities, especially those of the British persuasion, contain warnings against the use of wintergreen oil. However, there is nothing toxic about the wintergreen provided by Young Living. Lab produced wintergreen, methyl salicylate, can definitely be toxic and I wouldn't use it.
In his book The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple, Ph.D. David Stewart writes:
"Isomers are two or more compounds with the same formula but different molecular structures. The formula for methyl salicylate is C8H8O3. However, the 8 carbons, 8 hydrogens and 3 oxygen atoms of this formula (19 atoms total) can join together in several ways thus creating molecules with the same formula, but arranged in different structural shapes with different properties. There are 25 isomers of the formula C8H8O3. Two are very similar to that of natural methyl salicylate, but not quite. When plants produce methyl salicylate, they make a specific single pure isomer -- only one of the 25. Laboratories can't do this. When a lab tries to produce a single isomer, they end up with mixtures of two or more isomers, not just one. This is significant because different isomers of the same compound can have entirely opposite properties -- some helpful, some harmful. So there is good methyl salicylate and bad methyl salicylate. Humans can make the bad while only God knows how to make the good."
There is a lot of bad wintergreen out there, but Young Living stands behind its wintergreen essential oil as being pure, organic, and without contaminants. It is independently verified to be of the highest grade of therapeutic essential oil and has stood the test of time and use for over 15 years. Any Young Living distributor would be able to give a testimonial or several on the benefits of Young Living wintergreen. Young Living wintergreen oil has anticoagulation and antispasmodic properties, and has also been used with great success as a vasodilator, an agent for reducing blood pressure and is highly anti-inflammatory, making it just the right choice for arthritis and many other inflammatory conditions. Wintergreen is in our supplements, our face creams, our soaps and even in our toothpaste.
Be so careful when you are choosing anything to put on your children, your pets and on yourself. Make sure it's pure and not made in a lab. Don't buy it at the drug store or the grocery store. Make sure you know what you're using. I would certainly not hesitate to say that I have used wintergreen by Young Living on my face, on my joints, on my headaches and in my mouth. I'm here to tell the tale. I can say without any hesitation that Young Living's wintergreen oil is unequivocally the best on the planet.
You could cite chapter and verse about "wintergreen oil" and it's toxicity. There is enough information out there for anyone to easily be able to give reference on the subject. These writings would be right for the most part. But you can never cite anything of the kind regarding Young Living. Hundreds of thousands of Young Living distributors and customers can't be wrong about our wintergreen essential oil. It's good for use on high blood pressure, inflammation, muscle and nerve pain, joint and ligament pain, atherosclerosis, fatty liver and more. It's been proven and documented to be therapeutic, it smells yummy and above all it's safe!
To learn more about essential oils and to experience the application of therapeutic grade essential oils, join one of our workshops. I also offer individual Aromatherapy consultation. To book a session, please sms 016-4525363 and I will call you back.
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