The wintergreen plant is an evergreen creeping shrub that grows in coniferous regions. doTERRA Wintergreen essential oil comes from plants in rural mountainous areas of Nepal. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant, which are a rich green colour with a prominent central vein, via steam distillation.
Wintergreen essential oil contains a rare organic chemical called methyl salicylate that is only found in two plants across the globe birch and wintergreen. This chemical has strong soothing and renewing properties, giving rise to a number of uses and benefits.
When applied topically, wintergreen essential oil soothes the muscles and helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It has been used as an ingredient in topical pain relievers for decades, and can also be found in lotions, body creams, and oral hygiene products.
The oil has a sweet, minty, refreshing aroma, and when used aromatically it has an uplifting, stimulating effect.
Use three to four drops in a diffuser for an uplifting, stimulating effect.
Dilution is recommended for topical application due to possible skin sensitivity.
Dilution is recommended for topical application due to possible skin sensitivity. Wintergreen essential oil is not suitable for internal use.
Blends well with
Supports the joints
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your joints, make use of the soothing properties of Wintergreen. Dilute and apply to the affected area.
Promotes oral health
Wintergreen essential oil helps to kill odour-causing bacteria and irritants in the mouth, as well as helping to protect the teeth and gums against pain and infections. Dilute and apply to the teeth or add one to two drops to water, gargle for 30 to 60 seconds, and rinse.
Relieves muscle cramps
The soothing properties of Wintergreen essential oil help to relieve muscle cramps. Dilute and apply to the area of discomfort.
Supports the bones
Wintergreen helps to soothe bone pain and support healthy bones. Dilute and apply to the area that is in pain.
Supports the cartilage
If you are suffering from a cartilage injury, Wintergreen can help to ease the pain and cool irritation. Dilute and apply to the affected area.
Eases minor pain and inflammation
The natural pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties of Wintergreen can assist with various types of pain. Dilute and apply to the area of discomfort.
Promotes healthier hair
Add a few drops of Wintergreen essential oil to your shampoo and apply to your hair and scalp to fight bacteria greasiness, and dandruff, leaving your hair healthier with a lovely fresh scent.
Soothes skin irritation
When applied to the skin, Wintergreen helps to fight germs and inflammation, and soothe any irritation. Dilute and apply to the areas of concern.
Supports the bladder and kidneys
Dilute Wintergreen essential oil and apply over the abdomen with a hot pack to support a healthy bladder and kidneys.
Restores emotional balance
Use aromatically and topically to go from feeling stubborn to feeling accepted.