Living Magazine Winter Living Magazine 2015/2016 - Page 5

• Wintergreen essential oil has a higher density than water, causing the oil to sink to the bottom when dropped into water. • Highly labor-intensive to produce, Wintergreen is one of the lowest essential oil yielding plants known. • Although Gaultheria fragrantissima and Gaultheria procumbens share the same benefits and chemical compositions in the oil, they are distinctly different species with unique aromas and colors. Nepalese Wintergreen is pinker in color with a sweeter, earthier aroma.