Wintergreen essential oil comes from the steaming of wintergreen trees, and the oil has a strong menthol scent that works as a powerful deodorizer.
The wintergreen leaves steamed to create wintergreen essential oil come from China. The oil is composed mainly of methyl salicylate, but also contains trace amounts of guaiadiene, a-pinene, myrcene, and limonene.
A sparing amount of wintergreen essential oil may be used to sooth sore muscles when diluted with coconut oil, 1 to 2 drops could be added to a bath for a muscle soothing effect that stimulates circulation throughout the body.
Wintergreen essential oil is frequently used as a strong deodorizer due to its strong menthol-heavy scent. It blends well with bergamot, lavender, lemongrass, and basil.