Wintergreen is 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 beverage tea, and also employed its use for minor aches, and to promote breathing.
The essential 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 over-the-counter liniments and ointments targeting relief of pain due to arthritis, backache, overworked muscles and sore joints.
Wintergreen essential oil imparts a refreshing, uplifting scent that revitalizes the senses.
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 only a very small amount of Wintergreen oil (less than 4%).