Wintergreen essential oil Botanical name | Gaultheria procumbens Extracted parts | leaves
Extracted by distillation, Wintergreen essential oil has a refreshing mint flavour with a floral scent. Because of its unique smell, it is often added to daily necessities such as toothpaste, chewing gum, candy. It contains a high amount of methyl salicylate, so it has perform a powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, which can quickly relieve acute back pain, arthritis, rheumatism and other muscle and joint problems. Therefore, it is popular among athletes. However, due to its strong analgesic effect, it should not be used for a long time or in high doses. Efficacy
‧ Physiological effects | Anti-inflammatory | Analgesic | Anti-spasm ‧ Psychological efficacy | Improve mental perception How to use
‧ Relieve muscle cramps｜Add 2 drops of wintergreen essential oil and 2 drops of lavender essential oil to a teaspoon of vegetable oil, and massage the painful area in the morning and evening. ‧ Relieve rheumatism｜Osteoarthritis｜Add 2 drops of wintergreen essential oil and ginger essential oil to a teaspoon of vegetable oil, and massage the painful area in the morning and evening. ‧ Other physical and psychological effects ｜During bath, add 5 drops of wintergreen essential oil, 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of Scots pine essential oil.