Wintergreen Gaultheria Organic Essential Oil

$12.12$89.95

Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Geographic Origin: Himalayas
Method of Farming: 100% Pure – Certified Organic***
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Part of Plant: Leaves

 

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Gaultheria procumbens is a small, low growing plant that grows to around 6 inches. The plant bears rich green leaves and white bell-shape flowers that progress to a bright red berry-like fruit. Its leaves are green throughout the winter, allowing forest animals to consume the plant as an important source of winter food. Wintergreen Essential Oil is steam distilled from the precious leaves. When the leaves are bruised, the aroma is strong and minty, although Wintergreen is not classified as a True Mint. The color of the oil is pale yellow to pinkish. It has a stimulating & refreshing odor that has an intense, sweet-woody, strong, almost fruity aroma. Think “Wintergreen Life Savers!”

NOTE: Not recommended for Aromatherapy. See “Cautions.”

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10ml (1/3 fl oz), 100ml(3.38 fl oz)

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

AUROMA has a wide range of organic essential oils. These are globally sourced ingredients from certified organic producers and processors. Operations at AUROMA are in full compliance with standards set by the BFA (Biological Farmers of Australia). Controls are in place to ensure a high level of batch traceability and document control. Certification is tightly controlled with annual audits from ACO (Australian Certified Organic) to ensure that ongoing standards are maintained.

AUROMA QUALITY REQUIREMENTS

AUROMA Essential Oils are the highest quality essential oils available in the world today. Each oil is from an individual farmer and from a particular year’s harvest. As AUROMA knows each of the Farmers, they guarantee the authenticity of each oil. Just to be certain, they analyze each oil using the latest state-of-the-art GC-MS technology, which can detect impurities to one part per billion. Yes! AUROMA represents the best there is in Essential Oils. We can supply the following documentation: Certificates of Analysis and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

To meet the stringent demands of the professional aromatherapist, AUROMA has drafted the following seven requirements that an essential oil needs to meet so it can be used with confidence:

  1. BIO-TYPE: Not only does an oil have to come from a defined botanical species, but from a particular genetic strain.
  2. CHEMO-TYPE: The same botanical species can often produce completely different constituents.
  3. GEO-TYPE: Oils from a particular area are often of superior quality. Examples are Rose Oil Bulgarian or Sandalwood East Indian.
  4. COMPLETE OR WHOLE: The oil should come from a single distillation and should not be rectified.
  5. WILD OR ORGANIC: Where possible, AUROMA always selects the wild growing plants for distillation. When wild types are not available, AUROMA commissions farmers who do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Certified Organic options are available.
  6. EX STILL: AUROMA distills small lots of expensive oils in-house and advises farmers on distillation methods.
  7. ANALYYSIS: Oils are tested by AUROMA in Australia with the most advanced state-of- the-art equipment in the world.

USES

NOTE: Not recommended for Aromatherapy. See “Cautions.”

BLENDS WITH

Oregano, Mints, Thymes, and Ylang Ylang.

Whenever you use Essential Oils or 100% pure Essential Oil Blends on the skin, they should be diluted in a vegetable oil, or cream. However, always check for skin sensitivity before applying the finished product to the body. See “Cautions” below.

Suggested Dilution Rates follow:

  • 10ml Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 2 drops essential oil, or a pure blend, 2%=4 drops, 2.5%=5 drops
  • 50ml Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 10 drops essential oil, or a pure blend, 2%=20 drops, 2.5%=25 drops
  • 100ml Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 20 drops (1ml) essential oil, or .a pure blend, 2%=40 drops (2ml), 2.5% 50=drops (2.5ml)
  • 1Ltr Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 200 drops (10ml) essential oil, or a pure blend, 2%=400 drops (20ml), 2.5%=500 drops (25.ml)

Please ensure that the total number of drops does not exceed the dilution ratio. For example: 2.5% dilution = 1 drip Geranium, 2 drops Palmarosa & 2 drops Mandarin diluted in 10ml Jojoba Oil. Total drops = 5

CAUTIONS

“Virtually all Wintergreen commercial Oil is in fact synthetic methyl salicylate. There have been sufficient cases of poisoning by methyl salicylate or by oils containing it that it would be prudent to void all use of this oil.” (Tisserand R, Bolacs T, Essential oil safety. Churchill Livingston, UK)

The Aromatherapy Place does not recommend ingesting essential oils unless a specific dosage instruction is given to a consumer by a qualified medical practitioner. 

Do not apply directly to skin. May case skin irritation in some individuals.  Always dilute with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use on the skin.

Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. 

Please check with a professional for safe essential oils to use with children or the elderly. Do not use essential oils on a child younger than two years without professional advice.

STORAGE

We recommended that Essential Oils or 100% pure and natural Blends be stored in amber or cobalt blue glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Keep away from excessive heat and light. A bathroom, bedroom or kitchen cabinet should be a good storage location.