Winter Green Oil

Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens

Common Name: gaultheria oil, deerberry, teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry

Location: Found in many places in India

Physiochemical Properties:

  • Colour: pinkish to reddish shade
  • Odor: It has a sweet, minty, and somewhat warming woody aroma.
  • Specific Gravity at 20°C: 1500 to 1.2000
  • Refractive Index at 20°C:  1.5300 to 1.5400
  • Optical Rotation: -1 to 1

Main Constituents:

S.NO. Name Range
1. Methyl salicylate 95.00-98.00




Due to its rich in Methyl salicylate topical (for the skin) is used for temporary relief of minor aches and pains caused by strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, nerve pain, simple backache, or pain in the lower spine.

  • Is used as a flavoring agent in candy, chewing gum, cough drops and toothpaste.
  • Used in aromatherapy as oil of wintergreen.
  • Used in cosmetics as a warming agent and in sport massage products as a rubefacient.


Please use under the guidance on the proper utilization of essential oils, considering your expertise in the field.



Odor Profile:

It has a sweet, minty, and somewhat warming woody aroma.

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