Wintergreen is known for its soothing properties which is the result of a very unique chemical component Methyl Salicylate, making it the only plant in the world together with Birch that naturally contain this chemical component. The warming effect of Wintergreen makes it ideal for use to treat sore muscles, inflammation and dry scalp.  We are going to dive deeper into the benefits of Wintergreen further on in this blog. 


Plant Name: Gaultheria Procumbens

Family Name: Ericaceae 

Native Region: Native to northeastern North America.

Oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Main Constituents: Methyl Salicylate

Properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatoy, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic and Stimulant

Affirmation: I surrender to divine guidance and love.

Blends well with: Peppermint, Lavender and Eucalyptus

Safety: Potential Skin Sensitivity

Historical Uses:

Wintergreen was traditionally used to regulate hormones, boost blood circulation as well as soothing the muscles.


Wellness Uses:

Wintergreen oil contains methyl salicylate which has anti-inflammatory properties that is used in pain relieving creams and products that releases a feeling of warmth for muscle pain relief. It is commonly used in small amounts in mouthwashes and toothpastes to name a few.


Emotional Uses:

Wintergreen brings you to a state of surrender. Surrender to help, surrender to unconditional love and surrender to genuine people.

How Wintergreen Can Support:


Welcome the helping hand

You have concluded that your biggest flaw is the inability to accept help and it is weighing you down. Dilute 1-2 drops of Wintergreen with carrier oil over the temple of your head and your heart and say yes to that helping hand that could change your life.



If you find yourself in the need to be in control of life and you cannot let go, rub Wintergreen on the temple of your forehead, behind your ears and on your chest. Mindfully inhale and exhale. Inhaling surrender and exhaling the need to be in control and the stresses and pain  that may come with it.


Be teachable

One of the factors that encourages mental and personal growth is the ability to be teachable, accepting leadership as you grow. Let Wintergreen mentor you into becoming a teachable and lovable individual. Diffuse 2-3 drops in your space to awaken the teachable spirit and let go of the spirit that refuses to be open minded and receptive. You can also place your oils onto our stylish Lava Bracelets for a longer lasting aroma.


Excessive self-reliance

Trusting no one but yourself to get things done can be a little bit exhausting. Offload this self-inflicted pressure with Wintergreen. Inhale 1-2 drops from cupped hands when you find it hard to ask for help. 



Release attachment from people, places and things that no longer serve you with Wintergreen. Wintergreen imbues the soul with this strength and teaches how to let go and be free of the negativity and pain one holds on to. Dilute 1-2 drops with carrier oil and apply over the heart.



Muscle and inflammation

Allow the anti-inflammatory properties of Wintergreen to soothe muscles and inflammation on any part of the body. Massage 1-2 drops with carrier oil into affected areas. Especially helpful after an intense workout!



Decrease the formation of dandruff and soothe dry irritated scalp with Wintergreen. Add a drop to shampoo, or massage 1-2 drops directly into the scalp before shampooing. Why not use one of our glass dropper tops to decant your oil?  


Teeth whitening

For a natural alternative to keeping your teeth white brush with a drop of Wintergreen oil and baking soda.

Sweet minty treat diffuser blend

Combine 2 drops Wintergreen, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Cassia. Diffuse to enjoy a sweet blend with a burst of mint. (View our range of diffusers)


Arthritis & Gout

Massage 1-2 drops of Wintergreen into inflamed joints for a soothing and comforting relief.



Tap into the abundant flow

Release personal resistance and the feelings of mental and physical restriction from your life to tap into the abundant flow the universe provides. Inhale a drop of Wintergreen, Bergamot and Cypress from cupped hands to help you get back on track.


Receptive love

Open your heart with Wintergreen. Use Wintergreen oil together with Cedarwood, Green Mandarin and Ylang Ylang for a deeper and loving connection, to fully receive the gifts that joy offers and feel connected to those around you. Inhale a drop of each oil from cupped hands.


Alignment with divine beings

Diffuse Wintergreen, Grapefruit and Mellisa as an invitation to your guardian angels before you pray. Allow this blend to lift your spirits, get rid of any barriers blocking you from connecting and invite the angels in. (Extracted from Gifts of the Essential Oils)


Release heaviness

Diffuse Wintergreen in your quiet space allowing you to drop any heaviness as well as any spiritual blocks that prevent you from connecting to the higher being. Speak into the air whatever has you burdened and watch it vanish into non-existence while you experience release.


Embrace higher levels of self-acceptance

Free yourself from the expectations of society that may put you down and make you feel unworthy. Wintergreen encourages you to see yourself in greater heights by first accepting who you are now. Inhale 2 drops of Wintergreen from cupped hands and feel the weight of “shame” fall off your shoulders. (Extracted from Gifts of The Essential Oils)