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Relieving Wintergreen

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Feeling tense? Let dōTERRA Wintergreen do what it does best: relieve, soothe, and warm.


Wintergreen essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of a shrub that creeps along the ground in the mountains of Nepal. Grown in remote rural areas of the country, the leaves are harvested by local villagers before being taken to community-owned facilities for distillation. This entire process creates economic opportunity within a region that is difficult to access, and it’s dōTERRA’s privilege to work with these Nepalese partners to source Wintergreen.


Interestingly, Wintergreen contains a naturally occurring component that only exists in one other plant in the world! This chemical component is called methyl salicylate, and it’s what makes Wintergreen essential oil so delightfully soothing. (If you want to wow your friends with plant chemistry trivia, know that the other plant containing methyl salicylate is birch. Now you know!)


Does Wintergreen automatically make you think of chewing gum? If so, that’s because small amounts of the oil are often added to gum, candies, and toothpaste for its refreshing mint flavor. Enjoy the sweet scent of Wintergreen with some enticing diffuser blends perfectly suited for the season. Uplifting and stimulating, this icy aromatic blend is sure to refresh everyone in the room!


Icy Wintergreen

3 drops Wintergreen

3 drops Peppermint

3 drops Rosemary


How about some holiday festivity to make a day with loved ones even more merry and bright? The following blend is especially fun for little ones to experience as they add to their repertoire of magical childhood memories.


Candy Cane Kisses

3 drops Peppermint

2 drops Wintergreen

2 drops Cinnamon Bark

Remember the chemical we mentioned earlier, the one known for its soothing properties? That component makes Wintergreen a go-to oil for massages, whether as part of a post-workout routine or simply as a well-deserved treat. Anticipate a warming effect when you use Wintergreen, and take note that a little bit goes a very long way! Use this one sparingly; you may want to dilute it with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Revitalizing and powerful, Wintergreen is wonderful to have on hand to help soothe occasional discomfort. And while we’re talking about workouts, keep in mind that Wintergreen’s strong, pleasant scent is perfect for masking other powerful and not-so-pleasant odors. Test it out by placing a few drops on a cotton ball and placing it in your gym bag or another area that needs freshening up.


Now you’re ready to usher in the freshness of the great outdoors with sweet minty notes of evergreen. It’s all packaged up beautifully, as only nature can do. Uplifting and stimulating, clear the air with Wintergreen this season!