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Wintergreen Oil

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  • Research shows that wintergreen oil has pain-relieving properties due to its methyl salicylate content
  • Wintergreen oil must be diluted with a carrier oil because methyl salicylate is very toxic, even in very small amounts
  • Diluted wintergreen oil should only be used topically or through a vaporizer. Ingestion can lead to hospitalization

If you've ever used a pain-relieving ointment or rub with a mentholated aroma, you may already know what wintergreen oil smells like. The clean and minty scent of this herbal oil is associated with relieving pain and stimulating mental well-being. Discover more interesting facts about wintergreen oil in this article.


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