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.
|Regional Availability ||Worldwide|
|Harvest Period ||May-July|
|Natural Status ||EU Natural|
|Organoleptic Descriptors ||sweet, fresh, wintergreen
|Common Applications ||mint, peppermint, bubblegum, date
|Appearance ||Colourless to pale amber liquid
|Assay ||min 98% methyl salicylate
|Optical Rotation ||n/a|
|Refractive Index @20℃ ||1.5350 - 1.5380
|Specific Gravity @20℃ ||1.179 - 1.185
|Flash Point ℃ ||85°C
|Shelf Life (months) ||12|
|Storage Recommendations ||Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.