At the end of a long week, is there anything sweeter than the moment your head hits the pillow? Wintergreen may be the perfect antidote to tired days and overworked muscles. With a minty and somewhat earthy aroma, wintergreen can bring relief to muscles too tense to relax. It also can be used to soothe aching joints and nerve pain in the legs by promoting a healthy circulatory system. Containing high levels of methyl salicylate, which is comparable to salicylic acid in aspirin, wintergreen has miraculous analgesic properties. Used in toothpastes, chewing gum and root beer, wintergreen yields about .5 percent essential oil. Native to north America, wintergreen grows up to 6 inches and has deep green leathery leaves that sprout small white flowers and develop into red fruit. The leaves are put through a steam distillation to extract the essential oil. Wintergreen is incredibly powerful, so only use it with caution in small amounts. Botanical name: Gaultheria procumbens origin: Nepal extraction method: Steam distillation plant part: Leaves note: Middle top family: Ericaceae blends well with: Geranium, and other florals aroma: Minty, fresh, slightly earthy, creamy top notes and likened to the aroma of wintergreen gum consistency: Thin color: Clear **euro droppers are not included with 100 ml bottles** safety: Dilute to no more than 2.4% when using topically. Using more than the recommended dilution can cause adverse reactions such as blood thinning, toxicity, or teratogenicity. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use with children. Avoid if you are taking anticoagulant medication, about to have surgery, have a peptic ulcer, bleeding disorders, salicylate sensitivity, or add/adhd shelf life: 4 years.