Wintergreen essential oil has a strong fresh, cool, minty and slightly sweet aroma. Many refer to wintergreen as liquid aspirin for its powerful painkilling properties. It is an excellent oil to help manage pain and inflammation and specially helpful for those with arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Wintergreen's main chemical component methyl salicylate, has the ability to suppress prostaglandin synthesis helping to regulate pain and inflammation in the body.
Wintergreen's cooling and pain soothing properties make it ideal for use in sports massage, or post workout massage to soothe muscle or joint soreness and reduce swelling.
The refreshing aroma of Wintergreen is stimulating and invigorating to the senses. It helps reduce mental tension, stimulates physical activity and promotes mental clarity. Diffuse a few drops in your diffuser or add to a personal inhaler to enjoy its stimulating effects.
Wintergreen is a very powerful oil and a little goes a long way. It is best used diluted in a carrier oil and used for short periods of time.
Tisserand recommends using Wintergreen essential oil with caution. Max dilution rate for skin application: 2% or 10-12 drops per 1 oz of carrier oil. Wintergreen is not safe for ingestion.