wintergreen oil


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Noun1.wintergreen oil - oil or flavoring obtained from the creeping wintergreen or teaberry plant
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
checkerberry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, mountain tea, teaberry, wintergreen, groundberry, ground-berry - creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
birch oil, methyl salicylate, sweet-birch oil - a liquid ester with a strong odor of wintergreen; applied externally for minor muscle and joint pain
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For example, as little as one teaspoon of wintergreen oil has as much of its active ingredient (salicylate) as roughly 20 aspirins.
In the bucket of warm water, you can also put some essential oil like Basil (Tulsi) Oil, cedarwood oil, cypress oil, juniper berry oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil and wintergreen oil. Just put 1 or 2 drops into the water.
Commercial deer repellents such as Bobbex (fishmeal, putrefied eggs, blood, and wintergreen oil) and Hinder (soap-based) have proven to be semi-effective in scientific tests.
Olbas (10 g) consists of three major components such as peppermint oil (5.3 g), eucalyptus oil (2.1 g), and cajuput oil (2.1 g) and of two minor constituents like juniper berry oil (0.3 g) and wintergreen oil (0.2 g).
Of the 10 commercial deer repellents tested in the Connecticut study, Bobbex (fish meal, hot pepper, putrid eggs, dried blood, wintergreen oil and more) performed best, achieving 93 percent protection compared with the 100 percent protection of a fence.