Description of Wintergreen Oil
A somewhat minty oil steam distilled from the leaves of the Gaultheria procumbens shrub, Wintergreen Oil has been harvested for centuries throughout China, Nepal, and other temperate environments. Typically used for its intense sweet-minty odor and flavor, this oil is incredibly common among candies, gums, and dental products. The unique creamy, slightly woody drydown of the oil’s odor also makes it a powerful component within perfumery, especially when blended with naturalistic ingredients such as ylang-ylang, lily, and gardenia. Crisp, minty, and refreshing, Wintergreen Oil continues to be an extremely popular ingredient used throughout the flavor and fragrance industry.
Aroma & Flavor of Wintergreen Oil
Wintergreen Oil is composed primarily of methyl salicylate, which gives the oil its recognizable aroma. One of Wintergreen’s major uses is as a major contributor to the flavor of root beers. Wintergreen Oil is a common addition to mint flavors and fragrances and to fruit and berry flavors as a minor component. Additionally, it is commonly used in natural oral care products.
Latest Market Info: Feb, 2021
Freight from China remains slowed due to the observance of Chinese New Year.
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1/7/21: Wintergreen is primarily cultivated in the wilds of Southern China, rather than farmed through traditional means. However, the lands in which they are grown have recently been designated by the Chinese government as natural preserves, forcing harvesters to stop production in their normal areas. This is a trend that may increase as more environmental measures are put in place by the government.
Harvest Schedule of Wintergreen Oil
3 MONTHS OF THE YEAR