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What is Oil of Wintergreen, and Where Can I Buy It?

by Angelina
(Wichita, US)

Hi Essential Oil Goddess, I am just new person here and I want to ask something about oil of wintergreen. Does this oil contain Methyl salicylate? Is this is a dangerous compound or not?

I have looked at your page about wintergreen essential oil here.

I am still confused - How do I use this oil?

Please help me. Thanks Essential Oil Goddess

Best regards


Hi Angelina thanks for your question. Firstly, don't mistake "Oil of Wintergreen" that you can by from the pharmacy with high quality, therapeutic-grade essential oil. Oil of wintergreen may be a synthetic version, containing pure Methyl salicylate.

Essential oils contain between 80 and 300 chemical compounds, so to use the synthetic version may be dangerous, as this is just one compound. Methyl salicylate doesn't occur on its own in nature!

Wintergreen essential oil has the following uses:

  • Great for bones.
  • Also for ligaments and any other musculoskeletal issues.

  • It is a natural anti-coagulant.

  • Has an analgesic effect.

I apply one drop to the affected area or you can include wintergreen essential oil in the Raindrop Technique.

It is best to get your essential oils from a high quality, reputable source. That is why I only use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils. For more information, please go to my store.

I hope you find this helpful.

Essential Oil Goddess

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