Wintergreen’s aroma is minty-fresh and sweet with powerful top notes. Best known for its soothing properties, Wintergreen is often found in massage oils for muscle and joint relief. The oil is unique as it contains over 99% methyl salicylate, making it less chemically diverse than other essential oils. The concentration of this compound requires caution: do not use during pregnancy or around children or pets.
Common Uses: For muscle and joint discomfort, topically apply 2 drops Wintergreen and 3 drops Helichrysum essential oils with 15 drops carrier oil. For respiratory and sinus support, add Wintergreen to vapor rubs or diffusion blends.
Blending Recommendations: Wintergreen has a strong minty-sweet aroma and is used as a middle to top note in blending. It goes well with woody and minty essential oils.
Bay Laurel, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Douglas Fir, Silver Fir, Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Wild Scotch Pine, Rosemary (all varieties), Sage, Spikenard.
Safety Information: Do not use during pregnancy, around children under 6 years of age, or around pets. Always dilute. Do not apply to broken skin. Do not take internally. Avoid wintergreen after major surgeries. Do not use if you have bleeding disorders or are taking anticoagulant medication.
Maximum Adult Dilution: 2%; 12 drops per ounce of carrier
Shelf Life: 7 years
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.
Synonyms: Nepalese Wintergreen
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Nepal
Composition: 100% Wintergreen essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Wintergreen
Active Constituents: Esters: methyl salicylate
Color: Clear to pale pink