Description: Distilled from the leaves of a small evergreen herb, wintergreen has a sweet minty scent.
Properties: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anticoagulant, vasodilator and stimulant (bones).
Historical uses: Wintergreen is most commonly known for its flavoring uses. Native Americans chewed on wintergreen to help with respiration and to increase endurance. Wintergreen is also very high in methyl salicylate; which is the same component in aspirin.
The best and safest way to use wintergreen is to mix or dilute with other essential oils, bases, carriers or creams. Wintergreen should never be taken internally and should always be kept out of the reach of children.
Blends well with: peppermint, spearmint, oregano, thyme, vanilla and ylang-ylang.
Wintergreen essential oil application:
Can be used topically
NEVER CONSUME: Dilute with other oils when used aromatically