Although Wintergreen essential oil may make you think about chewing gum, it’s good for much more than freshening your breath. The main chemical component in Wintergreen, methyl salicylate, is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally.
You’ll find that Wintergreen or blends that contain it such as Deep Blue Soothing Blend are favorites of athletes or anyone that deals with occasional muscle or joint discomfort.
My favorite part of dōTERRA’s Wintergreen is that it is sourced in Nepal. And you know if dōTERRA is working with local growers in Nepal they are also working closely with the community, creating lasting impact that is changing lives in a country that definitely needs it. Watch this video to see this partnership in action.
Practical uses for the Wintergreen essential oil:
- Massage into hands, back, and legs for a soothing and warming sensation after exercise.
- Place a few drops of Wintergreen on a cotton ball and place in your gym bag. Wintergreen’s strong scent will work to mask any odor.
- Apply to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Diffuse for a sweet, uplifting aroma.
- Commonly used in oral hygiene products.
Emotionally, Wintergreen essential oil is The Oil of Surrender. It can assist the strong-willed individual in go of the need to know and the need to be right.