Plant Guru Recalls Wintergreen, Birch and Blends of Essential Oils Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning (Recall Alert)

Recall Summary

Name of Products: Wintergreen Essential Oil, Birch Essential Oil, Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend, Headache Relief Roll-On Essential Oil Blend, and Deep Muscle Essential Oil Blend

Hazard: The products contain the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

Remedy: Return/Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled essential oils, store the products in a safe location out of reach of children, and contact Plant Guru. A free replacement child resistant closure will be provided for the bottles of essential oils and a refund will be provided for the roll-on. All known purchasers are being contacted directly.

Consumer Contact: Plant Guru toll-free at 908-444-8328 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email, or online at

Recall Details

Units: About 25,620

Description: This recall involves Plant Guru Wintergreen and Birch essential oils, and essential oil blends Headache Relief and Deep Muscle in amber glass bottles with continuous thread caps available in sizes 2 oz, 4 oz, 5 mL, 10 mL, and 30 mL. The Headache Relief Roll-On is in a 10 mL blue bottle with a continuous thread closure and roller ball. The product name, “100% Pure Essential Oil,” volume, and the firm’s logo are displayed on the front. UPC codes listed below.

Wintergreen 5 ml. 619159818109
Wintergreen 10 ml. 028672717330
Wintergreen 30 ml. 028672718047
Wintergreen 2 oz. 811917033247
Wintergreen 4 oz. 811917033230
Birch 5 ml. 619159817638
Birch 10 ml. 028672717286
Birch 30 ml. 028672717859
Birch 2 oz. 811917033216
Birch 4 oz. 811917033223
Headache Relief 5 ml. 619159819038
Headache Relief 10 ml. 619159818178
Headache Relief 30 ml. 738283655036
Headache Relief 2 oz. 811917032400
Headache Relief 4 oz. 645038746225
Headache Relief Roll on 10 ml. 645038747512
Deep Muscle 5 ml. 619159819090
Deep Muscle 10 ml. 619159818246
Deep Muscle 30 ml. 738283655111
Deep Muscle 2 oz. 811917032370
Deep Muscle 4 oz. 645038746201

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Online on, and from March 2018 through February 2021 for the wintergreen and birch essential oils, and from March 2018 through March 2021 for the essential oil blends, for between $6 and $20

Manufacturer: Plant Guru, of Plainfield, NJ

Manufactured in: United States

Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen Essential Oil
Birch Essential Oil
Birch Essential Oil
Headache Relief
Recalled Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend

Headache Relief Roll-On Essential Oil Blend
Recalled Headache Relief Roll-On Essential Oil Blend
Deep Muscle Essential Oil Blend
Recalled Deep Muscle Essential Oil Blend

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