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[*] posted on 14-1-2022 at 03:33
Methyl salicylate and wintergreen oil


I'm wondering if wintergreen oil can be used to substitute methyl salicylate in a protocol that calls for it. Nothing fancy, just an aminolysis. I really don't want to distill it.
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[*] posted on 14-1-2022 at 05:14


Absolutely, Oil of Wintergreen and methyl salicylate are the same thing. Oil of Wintergreen is just the common name for the product.

The concern may arise from OTC Oil of Wintergreen, chances are it is not pure and contains a carrier, maybe glycerol, or a stretch, DMSO, as DMSO will help absorb quickly. Might be an idea to distill the OTC product first

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[*] posted on 14-1-2022 at 06:02


I buy methyl salicylate/oil of wintergreen to ease my back pain,
inexpensive and effective.
AFAIK it is quite pure, CAS: 119-36-8


I sometimes dilute/mix with glycerine/glycerol for use as a massage oil.




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[*] posted on 14-1-2022 at 06:47


Quote: Originally posted by Sulaiman  
I buy methyl salicylate/oil of wintergreen to ease my back pain,
inexpensive and effective.
AFAIK it is quite pure, CAS: 119-36-8


I sometimes dilute/mix with glycerine/glycerol for use as a massage oil.


Sounds good, I was unsure if it was a pure product or blended as a pain reliever, good to know.

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[*] posted on 14-1-2022 at 07:49


I bought wintergreen essential oil, Gaultheria procumbens, and GC/MS reports from various sources give a 98-99% content of methyl salicylate.
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