Wintergreen Essential Oil

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Wintergreen oil is warming and has a characteristic therapeutic and medicinal scent. The warming oil makes it perfect for use in therapeutic massage or muscle relief creams and ointments.

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Wintergreen essential oil is warming to muscles and helps with muscle tension and pain

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen Essential Oil Properties

Wintergreen essential oils is extracted from the Galutheria procumbens shrub which is less than fifteen centimeters tall and part of the Ericaceae family of plants which grow in the forests of Nepal, China and North America.

It has white to pale pink flowers and bell shaped leaves. The plant produces scarlet berries from October to March.

Characteristics of Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen essential oil has a strong minty scent, although it isn't a member of the mint family. It has fresh, woody and sweet like tones with a birch like aroma.


Common Uses of Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen Essential oil is renowned for its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. It naturally is comprised with approx 96% methyl salicylate.

Wintergreen can be highly effective, but must be used with care and caution.


Wintergreen Oil has no particular benefits for skin, though it is sometimes used to help kill bacteria on the skin.


Wintergreen Essential oil is uplifting and can help reduce anxiety and stress.
Wintergreen naturally comprises of 96% methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is traditionally used in product sold over the counter for aches and pains. Methyl salicylate works by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm and works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
It should be noted that Wintergreen Oil has no medicinal claim.
An uplifting scent with medicinal undertones.

Precautions when using Wintergreen Essential Oil

Use sparingly and avoid for those currently taking drugs without consulting a doctor due to the high content of Methyl salicylate. Avoid use of Wintergreen with children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding and by those taking anicoagulant medication. They recommend a dermal maximum of 2.4% and advise to use with caution with skin that is sensitive or damaged. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 469.]

Wintergreen Essential Oil Technical Information

Criteria Information

Latin Name

Gaultheria procumbens


Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil

Plant Family


Extraction Method

Steam distilled from the leaves

Country of Origin



100% Pure Essential Oil, therapeutic grade



1,8-Cineol (tr -15%) , Terpinen-4-ol (30 - 48%) a-Pinene (1-6%), Sabinene (tr.-3.5%), a-Terpinene (5-13%), Limonene (0.5-1.5%), p-Cymene (0.5-8.0%), 1,8-Cineol (Tr-15%), g-Terpinene (10-28%), Terpinolene (1.5 - 5.0%), a-Terpineol (1.5- 8%), Aromadendrene (tr-3%), Ledene (tr - 3%), d-Cadinene (tr-3%) , Globulol (tr-1%), Viridiflorol (tr-1.0%)

Cas No.


Einecs No.


Blends well with

Wintergreen blends well with Peppermint, Lavender and Eucalyptus Oil

Technical Documents

Please see the Technical Tab below for SDS, Allergens information and IFRA Certificates

Our Wintergreen Essential oil is 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Blends Well With:
Peppermint, Lavender and Eucalyptus Oil
Avoid During Pregnancy, Avoid use if you have kidney problems. Wintergreen contains high levels of Methyl salicylate which is similar to Aspirin, so those with a sensitivity to Aspirin should avoid Wintergreen.
Country of Origin:
Latin Name:
Gaultheria Procumbens
Traditional Physical Properties:
Warming, Muscles
Part of Plant Used:
The leaves of the plant
100% Pure
Warming, Medicinal
Key Benefits:
Warming, Muscle Easing
Traditional Emotional Use:
Stress, emotional balance
Traditional Skin Use:
Can be used to kill germs on the skin, but skin benefits are limited
HS Code:
HS Description:
Wintergreen Essential Oil
HS Country:
HS Composition:
Viscous Liquid


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Wintergreen Essential Oil Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Wintergreen Essential Oil Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

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Wintergreen Essential Oil Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Wintergreen Essential Oil Allergens Declaration

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