Wintergreen oil is extracted from the leaves of the evergreen plant and has been used for centuries within Native American culture to help reduce inflammation and as a natural analgesic (pain-reliever).
We love Wintergreen (just like we love all of our straight from nature ingredients). We use Wintergreen Extract in some products (like our Purifying Facial Toner), and
Wintergreen Essential Oil in others (like our Sport Massage Butter). What’s the difference, you might ask?
Essential oils are not herbal plant extracts. Extracts are usually based in water, glycerin or alcohol and are very diluted in comparison to an essential oil.
Wintergreen (plant extract) is a natural salicylic acid source for deep cleansing, may lessen acne-causing bacteria which helps reduce breakouts. That makes it excellent for large pores. It’s also great for brightening your complexion and aiding cell regeneration.
We love Wintergreen Essential Oil for sore muscle benefits as in our massage butter due to the Methyl Salicylate content. We also use a very small, dilute amount to help create our kid's Root Beer scent.
When using Wintergreen Oil, care should always be taken. Methyl Salicylate is the active ingredient in Wintergreen Oil and can be toxic. Do not use Wintergreen Oil if pregnant or breastfeeding, and it's not recommended for those allergic to aspirin.
Always contact your doctor if you have any concerns. We use Wintergreen Oil in a very minimal quantity in our Root Beer collection. Dosage is key! The ingredient is used in our products topically only and very highly diluted.
Wintergreen Oil is also used in manufacturing flavouring and scents for products such as candies, chewing gum, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. It can also be used as a scent additive. Please never eat a Rocky product, not matter how good it smells!