*Best Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen Essential Oil has natural soothing properties
Do irregular breathing patterns keep you up at night? Wintergreen oil will open your airways, enabling a much more restful sleep. Often used to flavor gums and toothpastes, wintergreen oil comes from a low-growing shrub.
Wintergreen oil possesses natural soothing properties that help support aching muscles and joints. In fact, the oil also supports respiratory health, clearing airways and promoting breathing. Although the oil is too powerful to be taken internally, it does serve as a flavoring for many oral products.
The oil’s strong properties, along with its natural ability to support respiratory function, make it one powerful agent to have on hand during the winter months.
To alleviate sore muscles and achy joints, dilute 1-2 drops wintergreen and apply it to the problem areas. For a bath time muscle-melting soak, place 1-2 drops in your running bathwater to disperse, and sink in to delectable comfort.
General Methods of Application
Apply diluted for sensitive skin. Aromatically. Topically.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use.
Benefits of Wintergreen Essential Oil
Made up of around 90% methyl salicylate, wintergreen’s minty aroma boosts mental acuity. The oil provides a cooling feeling that relieves muscle and joint pain. Wintergreen possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent properties.
With its own characteristic fragrance, it blends well with the likes of sandalwood and jasmine in perfumes. As a scent Ylang Ylang is sweet, spicy, oriental and full bodied and adds an extra layer of depth to any perfume it’s added to. Can be used in the treatment of acne, insect bites and for oily hair.
Application: 1:4 dilution. Topically, Inhaled, Diffused.