Wintergreen is a fresh, minty oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of the Wintergreen shrub. It is known for its uplifting aroma that can be used to promote positive thinking by creating an uplifting atmosphere. Wintergreen can be used topically, but should be used with caution because of the possible drug interactions it has.
Possible drug interactions. Can inhibit blood clotting. Those who take aspirin or other blood-thinning medications should avoid using Wintergreen. Should not be used at all during or shortly after a viral fever. We recommend a maximum dilution of 2.4% for topical applications. Completely avoid Wintergreen oil up to age 12. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.