Wintergreen (Procumbens) Essential Oil (Gaultheria procumbens)


Wintergreen (Procumbens) may also be referred to as eastern teaberry, the checkerberry, the boxberry, or the American wintergreen.


Gaultheria procumbens is invigorating, refreshing, stimulating, analgesic, anodyne, antirheumatic & antiarthritic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, muscular aches, stimulant. Other benefits attributed: used to treat snake bites, dog bites, stings of poisonous insects like scorpions, wasps, bees, etc. Also used to counter obstructed blood circulation resulting from frost and very low temperature.

Essential Facts

  • Common Name(s): eastern teaberry, the checkerberry, the boxberry, or the American wintergreen
  • Botanical Family: Ericaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Gaultheria
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
  • Color: Light pink to dark red
  • Countries of Production: Nepal
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Vegan Vegan
  • Not Pregnancy Safe Not recommended or safe if pregnant or nursing
  • Not Child Safe Not recommend or safe for children

Essential Details


Wintergreen (Procumbens) Blends:

Lavender Oregano Ylang Ylang

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Wintergreen (Procumbens):

Avoid internal use. Avoid during pregnancy. High toxicity. Highly poisonous due to presence of Methyl Salicylate. It should never be ingested and should not be used in aromatherapy (diffusers). External application is sufficient for making this oil work inside since it is readily absorbed through the skin. If ingested it can cause severe damages to the internal organs. Skin irritant. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities

Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Wintergreen (Procumbens):