Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas. The main chemical component in Wintergreen oil, methyl salicylate, is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally. When diffused, Wintergreen oil has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating.
- Wintergreen oil has a warming effect and is nice for a soothing massage. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. Dilute at 2-3%.
- Always test on small skin patch before using widely.
- For a soothing bath, mix together 1–2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil with 2 table spoons of epson salt and add to warm bath water.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. Always test on small skin patch first. Dilute at 2-3%.
- Wintergreen oil is great for a warming soothing massage after exercise
- Wintergreen essential oil has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating
- Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring