Wintergreen oil contains esters like methyl salicylate (>92%) which inhibit the formation of prostaglandins (toxic lipids), thereby reducing inflammation and pain. It also helps to improve the blood circulations, reduces cold and cough and headaches. Wintergreen oil is one of the main ingredients of aspirin. In general, there are no painkiller oils/sprays/balms without wintergreen oil.
Reduces muscular pain & joint pain:
- Apply 3-5 drops on pain area, do not massage for heavy pain.
- Add 2-4 drops to a spoon of sesame oil and apply on pain area and massage gently
- Add 3-4 drops to a small tub of hot water, soak your foot for 15 minutes before going to night sleep.
- Add 3-5 drops to a piece of cotton and place it on the pain area and tie them.
Note: Wintergreen oil is very strong, pregnant and lactating women must not use.
DIY: Pain relief blend. Mix below proportion of oils. Apply on pain area and gently massage.
Wintergreen Oil - 20ml
Eucalyptus oil- 10 ml
Peppermint oil - 5 ml
French Lavender oil - 5 ml
Sesame/Coconut/Jojoba Oil - 50ml
Wintergreen Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Origin: India / Nepal
Extraction: 100Kg fermented leaves steam distilled to get 1KG essential oil
Aromatic profile: Intense, penetrating, medicinal, herbaceous aroma
Wintergreen is found in American and Southeast Asian regions. Wintergreen traditionally used in folk medicines and Ayurveda for pain killers and used in food flavoring. Wintergreen oil is also known as “Pain relief oil”
Extensively used in: Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, perfumes, cosmetic preparations and food flavoring.