How to Use Wintergreen Essential Oil

Physical benefits of wintergreen essential oil

Wintergreen essential oil is powerful when used topically over areas of everyday aches and pains, along with general discomfort. Wintergreen is recognized for the active ingredient methyl salicylate, which is the main component of over-the-counter pain-relieving medicines. Wintergreen essential oil improves blood and fluid circulation, thins the blood, supports a healthy inflammatory cycle, and promotes regeneration of collagen, connective tissue, and bone.*

Wintergreen essential oil balances the surface and deepest layers of the immune system to quickly adapt the body to address the immediate needs. Wintergreen oil harmonizes for the immune system with the environment and promotes a healthy histamine response. Relief from the occasional digestive upset occurs within minutes of applying a few drops of wintergreen to the spine or the back of the neck.*

Wintergreen oil clears all types of congestion from different areas of the body. Old stagnant fluids, clogged organs, and general stuffiness are cleared out using wintergreen. The temperature properties of wintergreen are unique. After applying this oil, the area will first feel warm as the circulation is increased and then the area will feel cool as the wintergreen helps the body complete the inflammatory cycle.*

A little wintergreen goes a long way and can be diluted with an organic carrier oil or lotion and should be avoided with children under the age of two and used sparingly with children under six years of age.*


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Emotional benefits of wintergreen essential oil

The sweetness of wintergreen along with the warming and cooling properties will help you find satisfaction in life and eagerness to experience more. These attributes bring a child-like wonder and a sense of discovery every day. Adding a few drops of wintergreen to a cotton ball and placing under the seat in your car or at work will bring a renewed vigor to the day.*

If you are feeling stuck anywhere in your life, start your day by applying a few drops of wintergreen essential oil to the soles of your feet and start taking action. Wintergreen oil will energize your mind, bring clarity of thought, and help you harness your soul’s purpose in life. The transformational attributes of Wintergreen will help you balance home and family life, time for yourself and giving to others, and activity and rest.*


*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Wintergreen essential oil research articles:

A study looks at anti-rheumatic properties of wintergreen essential oil

Liu WR, Qiao WL, Liu ZZ, Wang XH, Jiang R, Li SY, Shi RB, She GM. Gaultheria: Phytochemical and pharmacological characteristics. Molecules. 2013 Sep 30;18(10):12071-108. doi: 10.3390/molecules181012071. Review. PubMed PMID: 24084015


A study examines the active ingredient in wintergreen essential oil,  methyl salicylate, found to provide significant pain relief in those with mild to moderate muscle strain

Higashi Y, Kiuchi T, Furuta K. Efficacy and safety profile of a topical methyl salicylate and menthol patch in adult patients with mild to moderate muscle strain: a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. Clin Ther. 2010 Jan;32(1):34-43. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2010.01.016. PubMed PMID: 20171409