Wintergreen (Nepalese)

Gaultheria fragrantissima

Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in the rural mountains of Nepal. The soothing and stimulating properties of Wintergreen providea fresh, uplifting environment. The main chemical component in Wintergreen, methyl salicylate, is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that naturally contain this specific chemical component.

Wintergreen (Nepalese)

Gaultheria fragrantissima

15 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • Known for its soothing and stimulating benefits that provide a fresh and uplifting environment.
  • Helps produce a warming sensation when applied topically, ideal after long work days or strenuous exercise.
  • Ideal to blend with any other dōTERRA essential oils for a sweet, refreshing aroma when applied topically.

Wintergreen in Massage

Because Wintergreen oil contains rich chemical components such as methyl salicylate, it is an ideal oil for massage. For a warming and soothing experience, add Wintergreen oil to your post-workout massage. When using Wintergreen essential oil, remember that a little bit goes a long way, and make sure to dilute Wintergreen oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil to reduce any possibilities of skin sensitivity.
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  • For a soothing bath, add 1-2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water.
  • Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use in a soothing massage.
  • Massage into neck and shoulders for a stimulating, warming sensation.

Directions for Use

Topical: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil. For topical use only.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if pregnant or in treatment. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Why Nepal?

Wintergreen grows in the foothills of the Himalaya, making Nepal and China the sole regions of the world with endemic, wild wintergreen. It thrives in a cool climate with heavily forested areas. We source our wintergreen from Nepal, where we support much needed income streams for harvesters and distillers.

How Does it Work?


The essential oil comes from the leaves of the wintergreen plant, which grows between 100 and 300 cm high. The leaves are hand collected by harvesters – primarily women – who then transport the wintergreen leaves in a large basket that rests on their back while being held in place by a strap around their forehead. One basket of wintergreen leaves can weigh up to 62 kg. The women sell the raw material to distillers. The leaves soak in warm water overnight before being steam distilled. Next is the distillation itself, which lasts at least 14 hours.

In Nepal, the forests where wintergreen grows are managed by Community Forest User’s Groups (CFUG) who oversee wintergreen collection to prevent overharvesting. Harvesters and distillers work with CFUGs to follow management plans that allow harvesters to collect the wild wintergreen leaves in specific areas that rotate each year.

Building Supplier Capacity for Wintergreen

Together with our partners in Nepal, we have been active in facilitating supply chain improvement and sustainability programmes for Wintergreen. We worked with our partners to develop manuals on proper collection, manufacturing, and testing practices. Then, we implemented trainings on these topics. We've also installed distillation units in several communities. These initiatives are helping optimise oil yields to make best use of this beautiful natural resource and increase income for wintergreen harvesters.

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