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.