Synonyms: Nepalese Wintergreen
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Nepal
Composition: 100% organic Wintergreen essential oil
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Wintergreen Active
Constituents: Esters: methyl salicylate
Color: Clear to pale pink
About: Wintergreen essential oil is minty-fresh and sweet with powerful top notes. An evergreen shrub, Wintergreen has pink flowers and grows in high altitudes in Nepal. Wintergreen essential oil is unique as it contains over 99% methyl salicylate, making it less chemically diverse than other essential oils. The concentration of this compound requires caution: do not use during pregnancy or around children or pets.
Common Uses: For muscle and joint discomfort, mix 2 drops Wintergreen and 3 drops Helichrysum essential oils into 15 drops carrier oil. Apply to the areas of concern. For respiratory and sinus support, add Wintergreen to vapor rubs or smelling salts.
Blending Recommendations: Wintergreen has a strong minty-sweet aroma and is used as a middle to top note in blending. It goes well with woody and minty essential oils. Bay laurel, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Fennel, Douglas Fir, Silver Fir, Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrysum, Inula, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Wild Scotch Pine, Rosemary cineol, Rosemary verbenone, Sage, Spikenard, St. John’s Wort, Yarrow.
Safety Information: Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use around children under 6 years of age, or around pets. Always use diluted. Do not apply to broken skin. Do not take internally. Avoid wintergreen after major surgeries. Do not use if you have bleeding disorders or are taking anticoagulant medication. Maximum Adult Dilution: 2%; 12 drops per ounce of carrier Chemistry: Methyl salicylate 99.51% This Wintergreen essential oil contains 29 constituents, most in concentrations below 0.05%. Shelf Life: 7 years