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 to the skin. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally. As a flavouring, small amounts of Wintergreen are used in candies, toothpaste, and chewing gum. When diffused, Wintergreen has a refreshing aroma that uplifts to enliven the senses. 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 increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal.
- Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use as a soothing massage. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
- For a soothing bath, add 1–2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
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.
- Great for a warming soothing massage after exercise.
- Has a refreshing aroma that uplifts to enliven the senses.
- Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavouring.
Sweet, minty, refreshing
doTERRA Source to You™
The recent partnership between dōTERRA and Wintergreen harvesters in Nepal is a new Co-Impact Sourcing initiative for dōTERRA.
dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation
In 2017, as part of a Healing Hands Foundation expedition, a group of wellness advocates traveled to Rasnalu, Nepal to help build two school buildings in a community that was severely affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The buildings are designed to high specifications and to serve as community centres in the event of future earthquakes.