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Wintergreen Oil

(Methyl Salicylate)

  • Only Meant for Use in Small Amounts 
  • Avoid Contact with Skin, Eyes, Mouth.

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Essential Oil
  • Uses: Ornamental plants, indoor and outdoor residential sites (including clothing), garbage dumps. Repels dogs, cats, moths, beetles.
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Least-toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: No
  • Endocrine Disruption: Suggestive if Ingested (214)
  • Reproductive Effects: Possible if Ingested (214)
  • Neurotoxicity: Possible if Ingested (214)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes if Ingested (214)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental: Possible if Ingested (214)
  • Detected in Groundwater: No
  • Potential Leacher: Insufficiently Studied
  • Toxic to Birds: Insufficiently Studied
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not Likely (215)
  • Toxic to Bees: No

Additional Information