Wintergreen Pure Essential Oil
Wintergreen essential oil is derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas. The active ingredient in wintergreen oil, methyl salicylate, is closely related to aspirin and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. As such, products containing wintergreen oil are often used as an anti-inflammatory and topical pain reliever.
Wintergreen leaf contains an aspirin-like chemical that might reduce pain, swelling, and fever. Wintergreen essential oil is actually often used as a core ingredient for tiger balm, and therefore shares a lot of the same properties. It creates a warming and soothing effect because Wintergreen essential oil contains compounds that sooth muscle and joint aches.