Wintergreen Essential Oil
Very rich in natural methyl salicylate, Wintergreen Essential Oil is known as a powerful soothing agent. Traditionally used for joint and muscle comfort, essential oil of Wintergreen is used in many sports treatments.
Cousin of the fragrant Gaultheria from Nepal, the reclining Gaultheria is native to China. Used by the Amerindians for centuries for its many virtues, Gaultheria procumbens is a heather less than 15 cm high in the Ericaceae family. Its white to pale pink summer flowers at the base of the leaves are usually solitary and bell-shaped. From October to March they produce bright red berries.
The leaves, when dried and infused or chewed, were traditionally used to reduce fever and soothe joint pain. Like sweet gaultheria, its leaves are composed mainly of methyl salicylate, a compound with a structure similar to that of aspirin, and which has similar anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
The essential oil of Wintergreen has similar properties to the essential oil of Sweetgreen. Due to its composition rich in methyl salicylate with analgesic effects, it is traditionally used as an ingredient in sports massage oils to help relieve aches, cramps and pain after exercise. Because of its calming activity, it is also commonly recommended by aromatherapists to soothe rheumatism, pain and discomfort in tendons and joints.
Very powerful, the essential oil of Wintergreen is a must in aromatherapy and sports care. Used by many physiotherapists and masseurs, its exceptional richness in methyl salicylate with pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects makes it a traditionally renowned active ingredient in local application preparations to relieve muscle or joint pain, rheumatism and tendonitis.
The essential oil of Wintergreen is traditionally used to improve the following situations:
Inflammatory pain: rheumatism, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendonitis (tennis elbow, etc.), stiff neck
Muscular pain: tired and painful muscles, sprains, strains, cramps, aches Headaches, migraines, headaches
Cold, unsympathetic personality
Difficulty in reaching out to others, brings friendliness
Rich in methyl salicylate, an active ingredient with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects
Anti-pain, it helps to relieve pain (external use)
Anti-inflammatory, it helps soothe inflammatory, joint or muscle pain
Antispasmodic, it helps relax muscles
Rubbing (warming effect)
Native to cold regions, Wintergreen is able to warm up aching bodies but also the soul.
1-2 drops in a diffuser, in your cosmetics, in a bath or in a carrier massage oil.
Joint comfort: essential oils of Lemon Scented Eucalyptus, Katafray, Italian Helichrysum, Thyme
Muscular comfort: essential oils of Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Epsom salt
Headaches: Peppermint essential oils
Specifications for Wintergreen Essential Oil
100% Pure Essential oil extracted from Gaultheria Procumbens
Checkerberry, Eastern teaberry, Teaberry, Creeping Wintergreen
Country of Origin
Glass bottle with dropper
For external use only, do not ingest.