Wintergreen essential oil
Colour: pale yellow
Common uses: Wintergreen has a history of use as a pain reliever. It is also believed to increase the speed of healing for skin disorders, and when added to lotions, acts as a natural moisturiser.
Note: middle - top
Strength of aroma: strong
Blends well with: ylang ylang, peppermint, marjoram sweet, lavender, birch and vanilla
Aromatic scent: Wintergreen has a strong mint candy flavor.
History: Wintergreen has been used in traditional folk remedies which led to the discovery of methyl salicylate, its main ingredient, as a pain reliever. Wintergreen is a traditional native North American remedy, used for aches and pains and to help breathing while carrying heavy loads.
Cautions: If you are pregnant, refrain from using this oil. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.