It can be a real “pain” to perform daily tasks when aching muscles and joints have you feeling slower than usual. While there are many amazing oils to help alleviate these troubles, Wintergreen Essential Oil may be your next favorite. But it’s not just good for pain! Check out a few of the best uses for this fresh essential oil.
Please note, Wintergreen is an intense oil that has the potential to interact with medications. When used carefully and appropriately, this powerful oil will be a valuable addition to your collection.
Uplifting and Relaxing
Many may think Wintergreen is a part of the mint family due to its strong, medicinal, slightly fruity, mint-like aroma. But this essential oil actually comes from the leaves of a shrub. With an uplifting aroma, it can help you unwind and relax after a long day. Whether it’s work, school, or running errands and holding the fort down at home, we deserve a little rest and relaxation. Add 1-2 drops of Wintergreen to a diffuser with other uplifting and relaxing oils and enjoy a little peace and quiet after a long day.
Wintergreen’s strong aroma is also incredibly beneficial for another thing: unpleasant odors. Whether it’s a stale room or stench from your gym bag, this essential oil’s scent can help mask any unwanted smells. Use it in a room spray or combine it with a baking soda sachet for an ultimate deodorizer.
Helps with Pain and Inflammation
Pain in our muscles and joints can really slow us down from performing daily activities and tasks. Whether it’s because of an intense workout at the gym, regular wear and tear, or because of aging (unfortunately, something we can’t avoid), it’s important to take care of our bodies and help relieve discomfort. This is where Wintergreen comes in. Working this sharp and stimulating essential oil into sore muscles and joints can help relieve pain. Since this is a powerful essential oil, we recommend saving this oil for days that are worse than others. Add this refreshing oil into a carrier oil or an unscented lotion by diluting to a maximum of 2.4% and gently massage into areas that are tense or sore.
Circulation Support Rub DIY
What you’ll need:
- 11 drops Rosemary 1,8 Cineole
- 10 drops Cypress
- 9 drops Black Pepper
- 6 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil
- 2 oz carrier oil
What you’ll do:
Combine essential oils and carrier oil in a 2 oz bottle. Massage onto skin to help support healthy circulation.
Some Things to Know
- KidSafe: No
- Pregnancy Safe: No
- Nursing Safe: No
- Pup & Pony Approved: No
- Shelf Life: 4-5 years
- Blends Well With: Aniseed, Clove Bud, Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus Globulus, Fennel Sweet, Geranium Egyptian, Western U.S. Peppermint Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Spearmint, Vanilla CO2.
- Cautions: Possible drug interactions. Avoid using if taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medications. Avoid using with children under the age of 12. Maximum dilution of 2.4% for topical applications. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.
Do you have Wintergreen in your collection? Let us know in the comments!