Botanical name: Gaultheria procumbens leaf oil Source: China
Wintergreen has a camphorous, herbal aroma that is slightly sweet, reminiscent of herbal liniments for sore muscles and aching joints. Although not commonly used in aromatherapy, Wintergreen essential oil is a prized treatment for arthritis and muscular pain if used with caution. Wintergreen essential oil has been shown to reduce pain by decreasing inflammation. Wintergreen is a useful addition to a massage cream or balm for the relief of pain caused by strains, sprains, bruising, arthritis and muscle injury.
Key benefits: - Reduce pain and decrease inflammation - Natural remedy for arthritis and muscular pains
Massage, use a maximum of 2.5% dilution; no more than 15 drops per 30ml carrier oil. Wintergreen is suited to topical application for small areas and not in a full body massage.
Wintergreen is not to be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding mothers, children under 12 or for those taking blood thinning medication. A potential risk of bruising if used by those taking NSAID’s and steroids. Potentially toxic in large doses and not to be taken internally. Keep out of reach of children.
Body: Shown to reduce prostaglandin production, thus lowering inflammation response and pain levels. Relief of pain caused by strains, sprains, bruising, arthritis and muscle injury.
Gaultheria procumbens leaf oil
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FAQ Is this safe for use during pregnancy? Wintergreen is not to be used during pregnancy and by breastfeeding mothers. see our full list of pregnancy safe oils in our FAQs.
Is this safe for children? Should not be used with children under 12 years old.
Is this safe to use around pets? This essential oil is not recommended for use around pets
Can I ingest this oil? Essential oils should not be taken internally unless you have consulted with a health professional or aromatherapist first