Wintergreen helps with the relief of:
- Joint pain
- Muscular pain
- Muscle spasms
- Poor circulation
A massage with wintergreen oil can help to ease the pain of arthritis, rheumatism, lumbago, gout, sciatica or fibromyalgia.
How does it work? Wintergreen is made up almost completely of methyl salicylate; it’s essentially “liquid aspirin”. Methyl salicylate permeates the skin’s tissues, where it inhibits the formation of prostaglandins, and works to reduce pain and inflammation. Wintergreen also has antiseptic and astringent properties.
- Baths: Add 5-10 drops to a warm running bath. For added moisturising, or for sensitive skin, dilute the oil in 10ml carrier oil first. Close the door so the vapours don’t escape. Soak for at least 10 minutes, breathing deeply.
- Massage: Add 5-6 drops to 10ml carrier oil. Mix thoroughly and apply liberally to the skin to massage away muscle or joint pains.
- Inhalations: Add 4-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head, close your eyes and lean over the bowl. Inhale the vapour for a few minutes.
- Burners & Diffusers: Fill the bowl of the vaporiser with water, then add 3-6 drops. Light the candle & the oil will evaporate as the water heats up. Do not let the bowl dry out.
- Compress: Dip a towel or cloth in 4-5 drops of essential oil and 200ml warm or cold water; wring out well. Cover the affected area with the compress; then place a plastic wrap over it & a towel or blanket on top. Leave the compress on for 2-4 hours.
- Wintergreen oil should not be used by people who are allergic to aspirin.
- Wintergreen should never be ingested, and only used topically in dilutions of 12%
- Essential oils are the highly concentrated. They should always be diluted in a suitable carrier oil/ base oil before applying to the skin.
- Not suitable for children under 18 months.
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy.
- Essential oils should not be taken internally without professional recommendation.
- SOiL essential oils are vulnerable to heat, moisture, air and light.
- Store in a cool, dark place with the lid well sealed.
- If you store your essential oils in the refrigerator, allow it to reach a cool room temperature (around 20° C) before use.
Organic wintergreen (Gaultheria fragantissima) essential oil
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04 Nov, 2016, By Adele
Really super effective for aching joints and muscles, and really does clear the mind. Just the best after a bad day. Smells heavenly. My niece loves the ubblegum baths and we love watching the pink, dense drops sink to the bottom, before they disperse.
Very good for sore muscles
26 Jan, 2016, By ashleigh
Works wonders for sore muscles and smells wonderful too...
Amazing for pain relief
04 Mar, 2015, By Liam
I found this to be an amazing cure to all kinds of pain relief from headaches to back pain. Highly recommended.
03 Nov, 2014, By Jocelyn
This really works! I was skeptical at first - I don usually use painkillers, or anything, for a headache, when I do its because I can function anymore. Not having any painkillers around today, a colleague gave me this oil to rub on my temples. 15 minutes later, the throbbing is mild, if anything at all! Amazing! Added to bag.