Wintergreen (Chinese) Essential Oil

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Wintergreen is a creeping groundcover that occurs naturally throughout northeastern North American. The glossy leaves yield an essential oil with a refreshing, mint-like aroma that is used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. It is also used in aromatherapy to heighten the senses and to increase awareness and focus.

Bulk Wintergreen Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyMay cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin – use sparingly in topical applications and always dilute with carrier oil. Do not ingest. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing. Do not use on young children or pets. Avoid if you have epilepsy or an allergy to aspirin.
flash point185°F / 85°C
fragrance note classification middle

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaColorless to pale yellow with a minty but pungent aroma.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or mix into a carrier oil to place on reflex points or the solar plexus chakra. Wintergreen oil has stimulating effects that help to increase alertness and sensory awareness.
cosmetics / personal careAdd a few drops to skin lotion or cream, or coconut oil, to create a muscle rub. May also be mixed with warm water for use as a mouth wash (careful not to swallow).
massage / bath / spaBlend with carrier oil to make a massage oil for sore muscles and joints.
industrialWintergreen essential oil is used as a flavoring agent for candy, chewing gum and dental products.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

wintergreen (chinese)
essential oil

Sharp, refreshing and minty. Blends with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and spearmint.

formulas & recipes

wintergreen (Chinese)
essential oil

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what else you should know

wintergreen (Chinese)
essential oil

Wintergreen is an evergreen perennial shrub in the heather family that is native to North America, with a preference for mountainous regions and moist woodlands. Native Americans used the plant to make compounds to relieve the pain of fever, headache and arthritis.

The analgesic properties of wintergreen are still harnessed in various over-the-counter topical formulas today, most notably in the muscle cream Bengay®. The active ingredient responsible for the oil's pain-relieving effects is methyl salicylate, a precursor to aspirin. This same agent, however, also presents a risk of toxicity if the oil is ingested or it is used too frequently or in large doses on the skin.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.