Wintergreen Essential Oil 

Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas. The main chemical component in Wintergreen, 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 whole world that contain methyl salicylate naturally. As a flavoring, small amounts of Wintergreen are used in candies, toothpaste, and chewing gum. When diffused, Wintergreen has a refreshing aroma that's uplifting and stimulating. Through our sourcing initiatives, our new source of Wintergreen comes from Nepal where it is wild harvested by real villagers then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities. This process creates increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal.  


Ingredients:

Wintergreen

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Sweet, Minty, Refreshing

Botanical Family:

Ericaceae (heather)

Plant Part:

Leaf

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. 

Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

BENEFITS:

  • Soothes achy muscles and joints 
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function 
  • Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring

RECOMMENDED USES:

  • Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use in a massage to relieve sore muscles. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. 
  • For a soothing bath, add 1-2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water. 
  • Wintergreen essential oil is not recommended for internal use and should be stored out of reach from children. 

CAUTIONS:

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and other sensitive areas.