Jedwards International, Inc. is a wholesale bulk supplier of Wintergreen Oil, a pure essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of the wintergreen shrub. Wintergreen oil (Gaultheria procumbens) has a pale yellow to pinkish color with a characteristic minty flavor and fresh scent, carrying a similar aroma to peppermint oil.
Manufacturers of personal care products often use wintergreen oil in their formulations not only for its appealing clean properties, but also for its natural high content of methyl salicylate. This ester is naturally produced by many species of plants, but particularly wintergreens. It is a desired ingredient used in a number of muscle and joint ointments, sports rubs, gels, topical balms and numbing creams. In aromatherapy, wintergreen oil can be applied as a massage oil, typically diluted in a carrier such as olive or coconut oil, or used in diffusers. A unique fact about wintergreen oil is that it is found in the traditional American made beverage, root beer. For this reason, many non-Americans have felt that root beer's flavor resembles toothpaste or mouthwash. In addition to root beer, wintergreen oil is a common flavoring agent in products ranging from mints, various candies, chewing gum, mouthwash and toothpaste to a wide-range of personal care and cosmetic products.
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