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Wintergreen is a scent we commonly associate with the holidays, but the essential oil is so much more than that. Wintergreen essential oil is credited with containing mild pain-relieving properties and anti-inflammatory properties that make it soothing when in recipes using wintergreen essential oil. When diffused, the oil has an invigorating aroma, which becomes the perfect pick-me-up any time of year.
These three recipes using wintergreen essential oil are my favorite way to use my wintergreen essential oil, but the sky is the limit with this versatile oil!
3 Versatile Recipes Using Wintergreen Essential Oil
Add these simple recipes using wintergreen oil to your essential oils cabinet today! The fresh scent will soon become a favorite in your house.
Sore Muscle Salve
Wintergreen is reported to have anti-inflammatory and mild pain-relieving properties. This makes it an ideal choice as an addition to a salve made to soothe sore muscles. Rub the salve into the skin until the salve is completely absorbed.
- 8 ounces of jojoba oil
- 1 ounce of beeswax
- 10 drops of wintergreen essential oil
- 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops of ginger essential oil
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 5 drops of black pepper essential oil
- 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil
Heat the wax and carrier oil together on a double boiler until melted. Add your essential oils one drop at a time and mix carefully. When the mixture cools slightly, add it to an amber glass jar for storage. Do not use until the mixture is solidified.
Winter Room-Freshening Diffuser Recipe
For an invigorating wintertime pick-me-up, drop these oils into your favorite diffuser.
Wintergreen’s ability to reduce inflammation and relieve mild aches and pains make it a soothing addition to headache blends.
In a 10 ml amber glass roll-on bottle, mix:
- 6 drops of peppermint oil
- 10 drops of wintergreen oil
- 10 drops of lavender oil
- 10 drops of Roman chamomile oil
Fill the rest of the bottle to the top with fractionated coconut oil. Shake the bottle to mix the oils before applying to the skin. If you don’t have all of these oils, Rocky Mountain Oils offers an essential oil blend designed to ease the pain of migraines.
These simple recipes will help you get the most out of your wintergreen essential oil. It just might become your favorite oil to use!