Aromatic Description: Sweet, mentholate, refreshing
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Part of plant: Leaf
Main chemical components: Methyl salicylate
Great for a relaxing massage after exercise
It has a refreshing scent that is uplifting and stimulating
Frequently used in chewing gum, candy and toothpaste for flavor
Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas.
The main chemical component of wintergreen, methyl salicylate, is used in massage creams and blends because of its soothing properties.
In fact, Gaultéria and Bétula are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally.
As a flavoring, small amounts of Wintergreen are used in candies, toothpaste and chewing gum.
When diffused, Wintergreen has a refreshing scent that is uplifting and stimulating.
Through doTERRA's Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative, our new source for Wintergreen comes from Nepal, where it is harvested in rural areas by rural villagers and then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities. This process creates greater economic opportunities for very remote regions in rural Nepal.