Wintergreen

Wintergreen

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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 to the skin. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally. When diffused, Wintergreen has a refreshing, uplifting aroma to help enliven the senses. Through doTERRA’s Co–Impact Sourcing initiative, our Wintergreen comes from Nepal where it is wild harvested by rural villagers then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities. This process helps create increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal.

USES
  • - Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use as a soothing massage. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use one to two drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

MORE INFORMATION
Primary Benefits
  • - Great for a warming soothing massage after exercise

  • - Has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating

  • - Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavouring

Aromatic Description

Sweet, minty, refreshing

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part

Leaf

Main Constituents

Methyl salicylate

Cautions

Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.


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