Wintergreen, a sore muscle alternative!

Wintergreen, a sore muscle alternative!


– Hey what’s up Guys,
Doctor Jeff and Megan. Welcome to My Oil Lab. Today’s lesson is
Wintergreen essential oil, and Wintergreen is very unique in the world of essential oils because of its primary
molecule, methsalicylate is 99% of this oil. There’s only one other
molecule in Wintergreen, and methsalicylate is only
found in two essential oils: Wintergreen, and then also Birch. However, it’s very difficult
to find an authentic Birch oil because the yield is so low. It’s highly adulterated. So we stick to our Wintergreen
at 99% methsalicylate. There’s two other
molecules I wanna mention because you use this molecule
before unbeknownst to you in different lotions and salves that we apply topically on
sore muscles and joints. A lot of those products contain
synthetic methsalicylate and it’s very soothing to our
muscles, joints, and cells. Now salicylic acid is another
compound that’s similar, and that is found in a lot
of personal care products for our face. Salicylic acid can be hard
and harsh on our skin, but it’s used for cleansing and it’s used for exfoliating our skin. So if you use a product with that just be very cautious
of how often you use it. The next is acetyl salicylate which is commonly known as asprin. And all three of these
molecules are very similar in chemical structure, but the results are different in our body with kind of similar undertones. So with all that being said, methsalicylate is the
only aromatic compound or volatile molecule out of these three, which is why when you open the container or the bottle of Wintergreen, you can immediately smell this
minty fresh incredible aroma from Wintergreen essential oil because methsalicylate is the
molecule that we’re smelling. – It’s my favorite aroma. Out of the whole mint family, Wintergreen is my absolute favorite. It’s perfectly balanced with sweetness, freshness, mintyness. It literally, the aroma when it hits you, it like, you feel tension
escaping from your body. It just, it goes away. And my favorite way to use
Wintergreen is for sore muscles. If you use Wintergreen for a
massage, this is a little hint, if you like the warming sensation, ’cause Wintergreen does that to your skin when you apply it topically
if there’s that warming. If you want it a little bit warmer, take a hot shower or a bath. When you get out your pores
are open, your skin is softer, they’re more susceptible for that heat that Wintergreen’s gonna
bring to your body. Now it comes with a warning
cause it can get pretty warm. And now if it gets a little too warm, just add more coconut
oil, it takes it away. – And a little caveat or warning,
again, about Wintergreen. It’s one of the oils that
has the child proof cap on it because this is not an oil
that you are going to ingest. Not all essential oils that
are not meant for ingestion have this special cap, but Wintergreen does, because
you don’t want your kids to accidentally ingest it. They’re not gonna die,
nothing major is gonna happen, but methsalicylate, because
again, this is 99% of this oil, it’s very hard on our
stomach and on our gut. So be careful with it, don’t ingest it, use it topically as much as you want, and also aromatically we love this. In fact, I’m diffusing
it right now with Vetiver because methsalicylate
is an ester molecule. It’s a more of a calming essential oil. So combining it with an oil like Vetiver which is also a calming oil, provides just this incredible
aromatic experience that helps relax you
when things get tense. – Now I wonder why I
love this oil so much. It’s because of the emotional
effect it has on our body. It is the oil of surrender. Hello, yoga, like surrender. I have that tattoo, it says surrender. But this is the oil of surrender. So it gives you permission. It’s inviting you to let go,
give it to the higher power, the divine, let go and let God. It is full surrender this essential oil. And I’m talking immediate,
and it’s so, so good. – It’s a powerful, emotional experience when we use Wintergreen oil, it’s awesome. All right you guys, we
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