You ache, and the relief your muscles need is right here in the natural power of wintergreen essential oil. Add some to your bath water for a soothing muscle soak, or rub a small amount (a little goes a long way) directly into a painful joint to ease the pain and lessen inflammation. The fresh minty aroma will awaken your energy, encouraging a strong sense of self.
Plant Parts: Leaves
Botanical Family: Ericaceae
Chemical Family: Esters (Methyl salicylate)
Country of Origin: Nepal
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Sweet, Minty
Note Classification: Middle
Wintergreen is an oil to be used with caution and experience in small amounts and for short periods of time on a small area of the body. According to Robert Tisserand it is contraindicated if taking anticoagulant medication, having major surgery, and all other bleeding disorders. Should not be used if pregnant, breastfeeding and not to be used with children due to possible risk of developing Reye’s syndrome. Do not use if there is a salicylate sensitivity or ADD/ADHD. Numerous cases of salicylate poisoning have been reported. Maximum dermal use level: 2.4% – Only use on intact skin (unbroken skin). For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of twelve years old.
Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.