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 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 doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative, our new source of Wintergreen comes from Nepal where it is wild harvested by rural villagers then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities. This process creates increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal.
- Known for its soothing and stimulating benefits that provide a fresh and uplifting environment.
- Helps produce a warming sensation when applied topically, ideal after long work days or strenuous exercise.
- Ideal to blend with any other dōTERRA essential oils for a sweet, refreshing aroma when applied topically.
- For a soothing bath, add 1-2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water.
- Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use in a soothing massage.
- Massage into neck and shoulders for a stimulating, warming sensation.
Wintergreen in Massage
Because Wintergreen oil contains rich chemical components such as methyl salicylate, it is an ideal oil for massage. For a warming and soothing experience, add Wintergreen oil to your post-workout massage. When using Wintergreen essential oil, remember that a little bit goes a long way, and make sure to dilute Wintergreen oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil to reduce any possibilities of skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if pregnant or in treatment. Avoid eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.