Wintergreen Organic Essential Oil

Wintergreen Organic Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens

Botanical Family: Ericaea

Main Constituents:
Methyl salicylate: 99.61%

Plant Part: Leaves

Origin: China

Cultivation Method: USDA Certified Organic

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Approximate Shelf Life: 4 – 5 years

Aromatic Scent: A strong top/middle note.  Cool, Fresh, Fruity, Medicinal, Minty, Sharp, Strong, Sweet

Blends Well With: Aniseed, Birch, Clove bud, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Vanilla, and Ylang-ylang.


Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-coagulant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-phlogistic, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Circulatory stimulant, Cooling, Energizing, Warming


See our General Safety Guidelines for recommended usage.

Add a maximum of 2 drops (0.1 mL) to 5 mL of carrier oil (or 2.4%) for topical applications.

This oil is not safe for children.

Can be used topically to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Soothe sore muscles and joints
  • Ease nerve pain
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Remedy menstrual cramps
  • Ease symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism
  • Boost circulation
  • Assist some kidney issues
  • Relieve itching and skin irritation
  • Fight fatigue
  • Boost concentration
  • Reduce bloating
  • Aid digestion
  • Sooth headaches
  • Ease asthma symptoms
  • Reduce nausea
  • Reduce fever
  • Combat gout
  • Aid against cold symptoms

Can be diffused or inhaled to:

  • Fight fatigue
  • Boost concentration
  • Sooth headaches
  • Purify the air


Wintergreen supports the 1st and 5th chakras.


Tisserand & Young have shown that Wintergreen oil inhibits blood clotting, can be toxic, and high doses are teratogenic.  Wintergreen oil is contraindicated through all routes with anticoagulant medication, major surgery, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, pregnancy, breastfeeding, children, and people with salicylate (aspirin) sensitivity (often applies in ADD/ADHD).  Oral doses are contraindicated with GERD. [1]

Below are some possible drug interactions for Wintergreen.  Check with your healthcare provider before using Wintergreen essential oil if you are currently taking prescription medication.

Wintergreen oil interacts with anticoagulant medications.

Major interaction:

  • Warfarin (Coumadin)

Moderate interaction:

  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet drugs) such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, and others.

We do not recommend topical use in concentrations above 2.4%

This oil is not safe for children.

Avoid when pregnant or breastfeeding.


  1. Tisserand & Young Essential Oil Safety, 2ndEdition Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburg 2014 

Extreme overuse of essential oils can be very dangerous, and even fatal in rare cases(ingestion by children).  Always follow our General Safety Guidelines and dilute your oils.  Some people may have adverse or allergic reactions.  Do not ingest essential oil.  Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children.  

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