Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen Essential Oil contains very high levels of the analgesic found in Willow Bark / Aspirin, and so it comes with a full list of contraindications. These must be read before use.
Due to potential toxicological issues, if Wintergreen Aromatherapy Oil is misused, Wild As The Wind only supply small bottles of this essential oil.
If you have a chronic condition, please consider these alternatives, as they possess a much better safety profile:
Ease Essential Oil Blend: anti-inflammatory & analgesic
Plai Essential Oil: analgesic
Many aromatherapy oils, such as Frankincense Serata Essential Oil, (used, in Ayurveda for many painful conditions) and Helichrysum Essential Oil are deeply anti-inflammatory.
Wild As The Wind carry ethically sourced as well as organic versions of these oils. There is also a Wildcrafted Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil.
To locate the aromatherapy oils you would like to research further, please simply type the name of the oil in the search box at the top of the page, and click return. All of the different options will appear in the results.
You can also use the search box to find aromatherapy oils which possess a specific action, such as: “anti-inflammatory” or “analgesic”.
Wintergreen Essential Oil Health Benefits
Wintergreen Essential oil is very analgesic and is often used for sports injuries.
Wintergreen Essential Oil Contraindications
Not to be used by children under the age of 16 years of age.
***Exposure to methyl salicylate can cause Reye’s Disease in children.
Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Wintergreen Essential Oil must absolutely be avoided by anyone taking blood-thinning drugs, since it increases the action of the drugs.
*WIntergreen Essential Oil is the active ingredient within products such as Deep Heat.
*** Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria fragrantissima and Gaultheria procumbens L.) whilst aromatically very different, is very similar to Sweet Birch Aromatherapy Oil (Betula lenta L.). Both contain high levels of methyl salicylate.
- Wintergreen Essential Oil contains 98% methyl salicylate
- Sweet Birch Essential Oil contains 90% methyl salicylate
Methyl salicylate is a constituent which bioaccumulates in the body and has the potential to cause toxicity. Thus, Wintergreen Essential Oil and Sweet Birch Essential Oil must be used sparingly. Any blend containing Wintergreen Essential Oil must not contain more than 1% of this aromatherapy.
Any blend containing Wintergreen Essential Oil is only suitable for topical application.
Plus, any blend with Wintergreen Essential Oil as an ingredient must only be used acutely, rather than for periods in excess of a couple of weeks.
***6ml of Wintergreen Essential Oil is approximately equivalent to c. 90 baby aspirins, which means both Wintergreen Essential Oil and Sweet Birch Aromatherapy Oil MUST be stored out of the reach of children.
*Must be avoided by those with aspirin allergies, blood clotting disorders and those taking anticoagulant drugs.
Caution is advised for those with asthma, epilepsy or a history of seizures.
A skin test must be performed by those with sensitive skin and connective tissue disorders.
The elderly and those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or Purpura, (caused by small blood vessels bursting, leaving small amounts of blood to permanently pool under the skin), should proceed with extreme caution or avoid Wintergreen Essential Oil and Sweet Birch Essential Oil completely.
Since methyl salicylate impacts blood clotting, Wintergreen Essential Oil and Sweet Birch Aromatherapy Oil should be avoided after surgery.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK essential oils available online.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason, you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.
Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees
Wild As The Wind essential oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.