Taken from the rural mountains of Nepal, the soothing and stimulating
properties of Wintergreen give it an uplifting aroma and minty,
- Great for a warming soothing massage after exercise
- Has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating
- Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring
Sweet, minty, refreshing
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. In fact, Wintergreen and
Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate
naturally. As a flavoring, small amounts of Wintergreen are used in
candies, toothpaste, and chewing gum. When diffused, Wintergreen has a
refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating. 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
- 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 Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any
- 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 doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
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.