Wintergreen essential oil is a naturally potent oil extracted from the leaves of the wintergreen shrub. Also known as wintergreen oil, it has a fresh, minty aroma that is used in aromatherapy to reduce stress and improve concentration.
In addition to its relaxing properties, wintergreen oil is also known for its ability to relieve muscle and joint pain. It contains an active compound called methyl salicylate, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties similar to those of aspirin.
Wintergreen oil can be applied topically to areas of muscle and joint pain, such as the back, shoulders and knees. It can also be added to a hot bath for a total body relaxation experience.
It is important to note that wintergreen oil is a very potent essential oil and should be diluted before use. Doterra offers a diluted form of Wintergreen oil called Wintergreen Touch, which is blended with fractionated coconut oil to make it safe for direct topical use.