Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
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 to the skin. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally. When diffused, Wintergreen has a refreshing, uplifting aroma to help enliven the senses. Through doTERRA’s Co–Impact Sourcing initiative, our Wintergreen comes from Nepal where it is wild harvested by rural villagers then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities. This process helps create increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal.
Diffusion: Use one to two drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
First Aid: “For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (e.g. phone Australia 13 11 26; New Zealand 0800 764 766) or a doctor (at once)”. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. If in eyes wash out immediately with water.