Wintergreen Essential Oil is very sweet, minty, spicy, and similar to Sweet Birch. In fact, Wintergreen and Sweet Birch are the only essential oils to naturally contain the component Methyl Salicylate, an organic ester indicated as an antiseptic and for treating joint and muscular pain. Wintergreen essential oil may be used in a massage oil when properly diluted. Wintergreen essential oil is used in aromatherapy for mental stimulating effects to increase vibration and attentiveness. The oil may be diffused to relax, uplift the mood, and stimulate the mind and senses. Historically, wintergreen leaves were used by Native Americans to treat respiratory tract infections. They would also chew the leaves to increase endurance and respiratory capacity.
**Do not take internally**
NOTE: Due to its high methyl salicylate content, wintergreen essential oil should not be used on children, during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding.
Specific Benefits of Wintergreen Essential Oil as follows:Joint and muscle pains... Wintergreen essential oil has a long history of use for pain relief, particularly for joint and muscle pains. Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds, it can relieve aches, spasms, and deep-seated pains such as those in the knees or shoulders.
Natural headache relief... Wintergreen essential oil can also be used effectively to deal with headaches and migraines in a natural way. In fact, the compounds in wintergreen essential oil are a naturally occurring variant of the chemical found in Aspirin.
Treating respiratory infections... Wintergreen essential oil can be used to help clear up congestion and mild infections of the respiratory tract, such as those resulting from the cold or flu.
Properties: Analgesic, Antirheumatic, Antiarthritic, Anti-spasmodic, Antiseptic, Aromatic, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulant
Perfumery Note: Top Aroma: Sweet, Spicy, Refreshing, Minty
Blends with: Clove Bud, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel, Sweet Marjoram, Thyme, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
Recipes We Love:Easy breathing recipe:
Wintergreen Essential Oil
Simply diffuse an equal number of drops of each essential oil in your diffuser.
Massage oil for pained joints:
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil
4 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil
4 drops Yarrow Essential Oil
4 drops Turmeric Essential Oil
Mix all the oils together and use the blend as a massage oil for sore joints and muscles.
Inhalation To Stop Headaches:
1 drop Spearmint Essential Oil
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Wintergreen Essential Oil
Simply put the drops of the essential oils on a cotton ball or a handkerchief and inhale. You can do this once you are already suffering from a headache, or regularly throughout the day to ward off headaches.