Wintergreen 15 mL Gaultheria fragrantissima
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 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 an increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal. Most modern consumers are familiar with the aroma and flavor due to its popularity in candy and chewing gum. The essential oil, however, has much more to offer, such as its use in a warming, soothing massage after exercise. For aromatic or topical use.
Benefits of Wintergreen
- 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 flavoring
- Pleasant, uplifting aroma
Aromatic Description: Sweet, minty, refreshing
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaf
Main Constituents: Methyl salicylate
Cautions: Not for internal use. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.