a North American evergreen shrub bearing bright red
berry-like fruits. Historically, Wintergreen was highly
regarded as a remedy by Native Americans.
Native Americans considered Wintergreen
to be a popular
and also employed
its use for
minor aches, and to promote breathing.
oil distilled from the crushed leaves has a characteristic
refreshing, sweet, mint-like aroma. It is readily absorbed
by the skin, and is very warm and soothing.
The primarily constituent of Wintergreen
is Methyl Salicylate, the active ingredient in numerous
liniments and ointments targeting relief of pain
due to arthritis, backache, overworked muscles and
oil imparts a refreshing, uplifting scent that revitalizes
NOTE: Wintergreen is
a potent essential oil that should be diluted before
use, used with
great care, and kept out of the reach of children.
The Olbas Oil formula contains
a very small
amount of Wintergreen oil (less