Wintergreen

Do irregular breathing patterns keep you up at night? Wintergreen oil will open up your airways, enabling a much more restful sleep. Often used to flavor gums and toothpastes, wintergreen oil comes from a low-growing shrub and offers a number of health benefits.

Wintergreen oil possesses natural soothing properties that help support aching muscles and joints. In fact, the oil also supports respiratory health, clearing airways and promoting breathing. Although the oil is too powerful to be taken internally, it does serve as a flavoring for many oral products.

The oil’s strong properties, along with its natural ability to support respiratory function, make it one powerful agent to have on hand during the winter months.

Uses
To alleviate sore muscles and achy joints, dilute 1-2 drops wintergreen and apply it to the problem areas. For a bath time muscle-melting soak, place 1-2 drops in your running bathwater to disperse, and sink in to delectable comfort.

General Methods of Application
Apply diluted for sensitive skin. Aromatically. Topically.

Precautions
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.

Blend Recipe: Head Tension & Stress Relief

Ingredients

4 tsps Carrier Oil
5 drops Clove Essential Oil
6 drops Ginger Essential Oil
9 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil
9 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions
Ease tension and stress in the head by blending all ingredients in a small glass jar or bottle. Apply topically to the forehead, temples, shoulders, back of the neck, and into the body’s reflex points.

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