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Gaultherie wintergreen AB - Leaves - 10 ml - Essential oil Direct Nature

Gaulthérie wintergreen AB - Leaves - 10 ml - Essential oil

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Wintergreen essential oil has powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is therefore particularly suitable for joint and muscle pain. Bottle of 10 ml.

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Wintergreen essential oil - Gaultheria procumbens



Family : Ericaceae

Certification : Essential oil from controlled, certified organic cultivation, 100% pure and natural, uncut, undeterpenated. It is certified by Ecocert France (FR-BIO-01).

Organ : Leaf

Method of obtaining : Distillation

Origin : China

Yield : 1.5% to 2%. It takes 100 kg of plant to obtain 1.5 l to 2 l of essential oil of Wintergreen. 

Some information about wintergreen

Organic wintergreen essential oil

Wintergreen essential oil Wintergreen is a small, aromatic bush native to North America. It is also cultivated in certain Chinese provinces. Due to its predominantly methyl salicylate composition, Wintergreen has anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic properties, similar to those of aspirin. Light yellow in colour and aromatic in scent, the essential oil of Wintergreen is often used to flavour sweets. The very recognisable smell is often reminiscent of the massage creams used by sportsmen.

This oil can be used exclusively for massage and is a remarkable analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. Its well-known smell is reminiscent of the balm used by sportsmen. Its high level of methyl salicate (over 95%) gives it its properties, which are much appreciated by sportsmen. You can use it alone, mixed with a vegetable oil like Macadamia, before, during or after exercise. But you can also mix it with the essential oil of Rom.


Methyl salicylate
*The chemotype is the identity card of the essential oil, its chemical composition defined by chromatographic analysis. The same plant can have several compositions depending on the place and the variety. A chemotype depends on a property, an odour and a taste.

Chemical formula

The essential oil of Gaultheria procumbens is composed of more than 95% methyl salicylate. This gives it powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties for the skin. It is thus one of the rare essential oils that is almost monomolecular. 

Allergens naturally contained in this essential oil : Linalool, Eugenol.

Main indications

Muscle pain and contractures (lumbago, strain, sprain, cramp, backache), anti-inflammatory and analgesic, orange peel skin, etc. 

Therapeutic properties of the essential oil of wintergreen

Main Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Antiprotozoal, Vasodilator.

Attention !

The essential oil of wintergreen is to be used exclusively in massage and diluted to avoid skin irritation. Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not recommended for children under 6 years of age. Not for internal use in self-medication. Rich in methyl salicylate, it is not recommended if you are allergic to salicylic derivatives (aspirin, etc.) or if you are on anticoagulant treatment.


Usage tips

Essential oils are powerful natural substances and should therefore be used with care. Even if essential oils have been used since Antiquity, their mode of use and the precautions for use are often poorly known. Many books deal with essential oils. It is therefore advisable to refer to it to find out about the traditional modes of use.

As an indication, some examples of use 

Application by massage or compress

It is advisable to mix a few drops of essential oil of wintergreen with a vegetable oil (sweet almond, jojoba, macadamia, rose hip, argan, olive, etc.) to use it as a massage oil.

To relieve sensitive or stiffened muscles and joints and promote their flexibility, you can dilute 2 to 3 drops in vegetable oil and then massage the areas concerned. For athletes, apply before (to warm up), during and after training (to relax).

Against a toothache : prepare an oil by mixing 100ml of vegetable oil, 20 drops of Scots pine EO, 30 drops of wintergreen EO and 30 drops of clove EO. Massage the face with this mixture, at the level of the painful tooth.


100% pure and natural oil

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An essential oil is made up of chemically defined molecules (about 10,000 listed) that have been secreted by special plant cells. It can consist of from one to several hundred molecules, which helps explain why some essential oils have many properties but different therapeutic effectiveness. To guarantee the properties necessary for effective aromatherapy, it is important that an essential oil is 100% pure and natural (not cut, not deterpenated, not mixed with alcohol or vegetable oils) and preferably organic. This is the case for the essential oils we sell. They are sold in tinted bottles with a dropper cap.

Go to the "Properties and characteristics of essential oils" file. Whether pure or mixed, you can use them in our different diffuser models. The information given on each essential oil is for guidance only. Beware of self-diagnosis, do not hesitate to consult an aromatherapist or any other recognised professional and read our special file "properties of essential oils"in our thematic files. 

Essential oils can help you

Essential oils are mainly used to help you treat many disorders. But be careful, even though essential oils are often extracted from edible plants, their concentrations mean that you have to be careful and respect their healing power. The use of essential oils is relatively simple and if you follow some basic rules, they will put their therapeutic genius at your disposal. Using essential oils has more advantages than disadvantages. 

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In our essential oil primer, you will find all the ailments for which wintergreen essential oil is used in the blend :

Weight loss, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Contusion, Body asches, Muscle crampLower back pain, Sprain, Synovie effusion, FeverLumbago, ToothacheSciatica, Tendonitis, Torticollis.


Who is allowed to use wintergreen essential oil ?

Adults and teenagers

Children under 6 years of age

Pregnant and breastfeeding women

Pregnant women under 3 months

Babies under 3 years of age


Risks of using wintergreen essential oil

Irritant for the skin

WARNING : These properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites on aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy and phytotherapy. They are regularly found there and many of them are confirmed by observations in scientific environments. However, this information is given for information purposes only, and in no way constitutes medical information, nor does it engage our responsibility. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, consult a doctor. 

Regulatory information on the use of wintergreen essential oil

Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on children, pregnant or breastfeeding women. Prolonged use is not recommended.

More about the Direct Nature brand

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Since 2007, Direct Nature has specialized in the manufacture and distribution of essential oil diffusers in all forms and for all markets, becoming a key player in the French market.

Direct Nature also offers a range of pure and blended essential oils, certified organic or natural, made in France, as well as a wide range of body care products, certified organic or natural, with essential or vegetable oils, and finally a range of natural products for the home.

As a human-sized company, Direct Nature reconciles internal development and subcontracting to specialized partners in order to respond efficiently and reactively to requests in each of its fields of expertise.

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10 ml
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HE gaulthérie

Cette huile est vraiment efficace. Je l'utilise régulièrement en mélange avec de l'huile d'arnica pour soulager des contractures musculaires. Et puis son odeur, je suis fan !



Très bonne huile


Entorse du pied

Suite à une sacrée entorse du pied bien douloureuse, immédiatement bain de pied d''eau froide pour stopper le gonflement du pied. Puis aussitôt, application de cataplasmes d'argile verte sur plusieurs jours, puis séance d'ostéopathie le 3e jour et enfin....massages du pied avec l'huile essentielle de gaulthérie en mélange d'une base d'huile d'amande douce, avec aussi un peu d'huile de genévrier. Ces massages soulagent et rendent de la souplesse au pied, plus je masse, plus ca aide. Si j'oublie, mon pied me le rappelle doucement mais quand même. Donc je suis très satisfaite de cette huile.
J'avais par ailleurs une vieille douleur au genou que j'ai apaisée avec seulement quelques massages avec l'huile.
Elle sent fort mais ce n'est pas désagréable....mais c'est subjectif....

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Gaulthérie wintergreen AB - Leaves - 10 ml - Essential oil

Wintergreen essential oil has powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is therefore particularly suitable for joint and muscle pain. Bottle of 10 ml.

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