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Wintergreen Essential Oil

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Primary Benefits

  • Great for a warming soothing massage after exercise
  • Has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating 
  • Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring

Additional Info

Application: A T S
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Sweet, minty, refreshing
Main Chemical Components: Methyl salicylate
Plant Part: leaf

dōTERRA® Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas. Growing up to six inches in height, Wintergreen contains bright red fruit, has oval leaves, and small, white bell-shaped flowers. The main chemical component in Wintergreen, methyl salicylate, is used in topical joint creams to soothe muscles and joints; in fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally. As a flavoring, Wintergreen is used in candies, toothpaste, and chewing gum. When diffused, Wintergreen essential oil promotes healthy respiratory function and its refreshing and cooling aroma evokes clarity, awareness, and concentration.

General Uses

  • dōTERRA Wintergreen essential oil has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use as a soothing massage.  A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity
  • For a soothing bath, add 1–2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water.
  • Has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating 
  • Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring
  • Wintergreen contains the same active ingredient as Birch.
  • Massage into hands, back, and legs for a soothing and warming sensation after exercise. 
  • Place a few drops of Wintergreen on a cotton ball and place in your gym bag. Wintergreen’s strong scent will work to mask any odor.
  • Apply to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes. 
  • Diffuse for a sweet, uplifting aroma.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.  Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.