Curiously, the sweet, camphor-like scent of wintergreen essential oil isn’t present in the odourless and tasteless evergreen leaves. It’s the steam distillation process which releases the active ingredient, methyl salicylate, with its heady, minty aroma.
Also known as gaultheria oil, checkerberry and eastern teaberry, wintergreen essential oil, has multiple uses in the preparation of natural household and beauty products. Its fresh and uplifting scent, similar to peppermint oil, will add zest and zing to mundane household chores and to your beauty regime. And, if green smoothies are your thing, then a couple of drops of Freshskin Beauty’s organic wintergreen oil will balance out the sometimes unpalatable taste of bitter greens.
|Botanical name||Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Similar to sweet camphor|