This evergreen plant is aromatic and astringent. The parts used are the leaves and bright red berries. Wintergreen oil is (98% methyl salicate - an ingredient in salicylic acid) obtained through steam distillation. Geography: Commonly found in the United States and Canada
The leaves emit a wintergreen smell. The wintergreen oil delivers a cooling and warming sensation that has made it a go to ingredient in lotions and creams designed to aid in the relief of muscle aches and joint pain.