Wintergreen 100% Pure Essential Oil
Native to North America, wintergreen is a low-lying shrub that produces small flowers and berries, though its essential oil is drawn from its fragrant leaves. Despite its notably fresh and minty scent, wintergreen is not a mint, but a member of the Heather family. Wintergreen is used as a flavoring in candy, gum and oral care products, but it is also valued for its high content of methyl salicylate. This makes wintergreen oil extremely potent, and it requires only a tiny amount distilled in a carrier oil to feel its therapeutic benefits.
Plant Part Used
Rejuvenates the mind and the senses. Stimulating and refreshing. Soothing and cleansing.
Blends Well With
Basil, Birch Tar, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Oregano, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
History of Wintergreen
For ages, Native Americans used wintergreen for its natural qualities, chewing the aromatic leaves for their refreshing and bracing characteristics. Though it is no longer recommended that wintergreen oil be directly consumed, due to its intensity, it is utilized in muscle rubs and skincare lotions. With its woody, sweet and sharp scent, wintergreen presents a truly rejuvenating and stimulating botanical sensation.
Using Wintergreen Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Mohegan Muscle Rub
Native American healers used wintergreen to sooth muscle discomfort, and now you can too!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!