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wintergreen
Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas. The main chemical component in Wintergreen, methyl salicylate, is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the whole world that contain methyl salicylate naturally. As a flavoring, small amounts of Wintergreen are used in candies, toothpaste, and chewing gum. When diffused, Wintergreen has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating. Through our sourcing initiatives, our new source of Wintergreen comes from Nepal where it is wild harvested by real villagers then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities.
EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam Distillation

AROMATIC DESCRIPTION
Sweet, Minty, Refreshing

BOTANICAL FAMILY
Ericaceae (heather)

PLANT PART
Leaf


DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  1. Diffusion:  Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. 
  2. Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
BENEFITS
  • Soothes achy muscles and joints 
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function 
  • Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring

RECOMMENDED USES
  • Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use in a massage to relieve sore muscles. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. 
  • For a soothing bath, add 1-2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water.
  • Wintergreen essential oil is not recommended for internal use and should be stored out of reach from children. 


CAUTIONS
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and other sensitive areas. 
Wintergreen The Oil of Surrender
Wintergreen is the oil of surrender. It can assist the strong-willed individual in letting go of the need to know and the need to be right. It takes great internal strength to surrender to one’s Higher Power. Wintergreen imbues the soul with this strength and teaches it how to let go and be free of the negativity and pain it holds on to. The need to believe that life is painful and one must shoulder it on their own will make it so. Wintergreen invites individuals to surrender these strong opinions.

Yet, Wintergreen reminds individuals that they do not have to do life on their own. There is a constant invitation to surrender one’s burdens to a Higher Power. All that is required is to release and let go. Wintergreen teaches that one can turn their hardships over to that Power greater than themselves so they do not have to carry the burden of life all alone.

Negative Emotions: Need to control, feeling weak, willful, need to be right, holding on, excessive self-reliance

Positive Properties: Surrender, letting go, teachable, inner- strength, relying on the divine