Wintergreen oil - Gaultheria procumbens L. - Chinese
Sometimes refered to as Gaultheria, this essential oil is produced by steam or water distillation of the leaf of Gaultheria procumbens. As the the oil is only produced by the decomposition process in warm water, the leaves must first be macerated in warm water. The oil is composed of almost 98% natural methyl salycilate
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Harvest PeriodMay - July
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorssweet, fresh, wintergreen
Common Applicationsmint, peppermint, bubblegum, date
AppearanceColourless to pale amber liquid
Assaymin 98% methyl salicylate
Refractive Index @20℃1.5350 - 1.5380
Specific Gravity @20℃1.179 - 1.185
Flash Point ℃85°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.