Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Country of Origin: Nepal
Wintergreen oil helps with aching muscles and joints, promotes relaxation and supports a healthy emotional balance. Wintergreen also is one of the most effective essential oils in relieving physical pain.
Very similar to Birch essential oil, Wintergreen is 99.5% methyl salicate, a type of ester. Therefore, Wintergreen is one of the best essential oils for pain, having a similar chemical breakdown of aspirin.
Native to North America, Wintergreen grows up to 6 inches and has deep-green leathery leaves that sprout small white flowers and develop into red fruit. The leaves are put through a steam distillation to extract the essential oil.
Safety: Do not use this essential oil if you are on blood thinners, pregnant or trying to get pregnant, of on anyone under 14 years of age.
10 ml glass amber bottle with dropper