Wintergreen Essential Oil

Rs. 120.00


Description of Winter green Essential Oil

Winter green Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves of Gaultheria Procumbens L.  through steam distillation. It is native to Asia, Australasia, North and South America and belongs to the family of Ericaceae. It is known as Wintergreen, because of its evergreen nature in the winter season.  Experts call it as ‘Nature’s Aspirin’ as it is exceptionally potent in treating arthritic and rheumatic pain.  In Ayurveda this herb is known as Gandapura and has been used in many spiritual ceremonies to bring harmony between earth and its inhabitants through its healing powers. Winter green is one of the multiple varieties of Gaultheria Shrub, and has been known for balancing soil. Its leaves are used in making herbal teas, which are believed to treat fevers and cough. Its major cultivation is done for the Essential oil.

Winter green Essential Oil has a fresh and minty aroma which can relax mind and increase relaxation, it is used in Aromatherapy for the same properties. It is also a natural insecticide and repels mosquitoes and bugs. It is also used to treat various infections and insect bites and added to anti-infection creams and gels. Its most common use is in pain relief ointments and balms, for its analgesic properties. It is used in massage therapies to treat severe pain and Sciatica. It is also added in Disinfectants and Floor cleaners. 

Wintergreen Essential OIl is commonly used as an analgesic, anodyne, antirheumatic, antiarthritic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue and stimulating substance

Benefits of Winter green Essential Oil

Prevents Infections: It is anti-bacterial and microbial in nature, that protects skin against various microorganisms that cause infections, allergies, rashes, boils and redness and it also sooths irritated skin.

Faster Healing: It acts as a soothing agent for painful and itchy insect bites. It also promotes faster healing of wounds and cuts. Its analgesic nature also treats pain from insect bites.

Decongestant: It an excellent natural expectorant and has been used to treat cough and flu. It is also beneficial in removing mucus and phlegm stuck in air passage and help with congestion. It can be inhaled to treat sore throat and reduce uneasiness in breathing.

Improves digestion: Winter green Essential oil is also a digestive aid, it can be massaged on to abdomen to relieve gas and constipation. Its cooling effect aids to digestion and can relieve gas, flatulence, constipation, etc.

Pain Relief: It provides relief from inflammation and improve blood circulation. It can be used to treat muscle spasms, joint pain and back ache and sore muscles. It is also known to relieve pain of Arthritis, Sciatic and Rheumatism. It also useful in treating in menstrual cramps. Winter green Essential oil provides a cooling effect to the applied area and relieves tension and knots.

Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Tension: Its fresh and sweet aroma reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety and fear. It has a refreshing effect on nervous system, and provides a relief from overthinking and after effects of trauma and shock. Organic Winter green essential oil puts mind at ease and promote positive emotions.

Insecticide: It has been used as an insecticide to repel bugs and mosquitoes since decades. Its aroma repels insects and also treats insect bites.


Uses of Winter green Essential Oil

Infection Treatment: It is used in making antiseptic creams and gels to treat infections and allergies. It is also used in making wound healing creams, scar removing creams and first aid ointments.

Scented Candles: Its minty fresh aroma gives candles a unique and calming aroma, which is useful during stressful times. It deodorizes the air and creates a peaceful environment. It can be used to relieve stress and improve focus.

Aromatherapy: Winter green Essential Oil has a relaxing effect on mind and body. It is therefore used in aroma diffusers to treat stress, anxiety and tension. It is also used to improve mood and create a happy environment. It improves blood flow and thus promote concentration.  

Soap Making: It has been used in making soaps and handwashes for its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. Winter green Essential Oil also helps in treating skin infection and allergies, and can also be added to special sensitive skin soaps and gels. It can also be added to bathing products like shower gels, body washes, and body scrubs that focus on skin rejuvenation.

Pain relief ointments and balms: It is used in making pain relief ointments and balms, it is also used in making sprays and vapour rubs, as it increases blood flow and relief muscle cramps.

Massage Oil: Adding Winter green Essential oil to massage oil increase blood flow in the body and relieve pain of rheumatism and arthritis. It can also be massaged on to abdomen to bring relief to menstrual cramps and uneasiness.

Steaming Oil: When inhaled, it can also reduce congestion and mucus stuck in airways, and improve breathing. It can also relieve menstrual nausea.

Disinfectant and Fresheners: Its anti-bacterial qualities can be used in making home disinfectant and cleaning solutions. It is also used to make room fresheners and house cleaners.



Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted up to a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.

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