Wintergreen is a fresh, minty oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of the Wintergreen shrub. It is known for its uplifting aroma that can be used to promote positive thinking by creating an uplifting atmosphere. Wintergreen can be used topically, but should be used with caution because of the possible drug interactions it has. Use it at a 2.4% maximum dilution with your favorite Carrier Oil.
Wintergreen essential oil is a clear, colorless to pale yellow oil with a strong, minty aroma. It is extracted from the leaves of the wintergreen plant, which is a member of the Ericaceae family. Wintergreen oil is known for its many benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and boost circulation.
Wintergreen essential oil can be used in a variety of ways, including:
- Aromatherapy: Wintergreen oil can be diffused or inhaled to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and boost circulation. It can also be added to bath water or used in massage oil to improve overall well-being.
- Topical application: Wintergreen oil can be diluted with a carrier oil and applied topically to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. It can also be used to treat muscle aches and pains, headaches, and joint pain.
- Homemade products: Wintergreen oil can be added to homemade products, such as lip balm, lotion, and bath salts, to enhance their benefits.