Wintergreen Pure Essential Oil
Slightly sweet, herbal aroma for the mind & body.
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.
Size: 10ml / 0.30fl.oz
Learn more about Wintergreen Essential Oil
The reason for caution using Wintergreen essential oil is that it contains 95 to 99% of a compound called methyl salicylate, which is known to be toxic in sufficient doses. Commercially prepared muscle creams often contain methyl salicylate.
Wintergreen is not to be used during pregnancy, by breastfeeding mothers, children under 12 or for those taking blood thinning medication. 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.
How to use Wintergreen Pure Essential Oil
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.
Consideration: 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.
Botanical name: Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen Oil)
Frequently asked questions
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?
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN and do not remove safety cap. Should not be used with children under 12 years old. Wintergreen essential oil is considered a skin irritant & toxic in large doses. Essential oils are considered too strong for use on babies’ skin (0-24 months) and can be overwhelming on their developing systems. When using in a diffuser, use fewer drops then that for an adult (eg. 2-3 drops). See our ECO. Little range for appropriate, kid-friendly blends. Read more about Aromatherapy for Babies and Children and see our FAQ page for which essential oils to avoid.
Is this safe to use around pets?
This essential oil is not recommended for use around pets.
Can I ingest this oil?
POISON. DO NOT SWALLOW.
FIRST AID: For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (e.g phone Australia 13 11 26; New Zealand 0800764766) or a doctor (at once). If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. If in eyes, wash out immediately with water.
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Wintergreen Pure Essential Oil
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