Methyl salicylate

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Methyl salicylate is a naturally occurring compound produced by a number of plants including Wintergreen, Birch and Meadowsweet. Today most Methyl salicylate is in fact man-made rather than extracted from plants making it much cheaper but still just as effective. Methyl salicylate has many uses, the most common being as a rubefacient and analgesic in heating liniments and sports creams.

Studies have shown it to be effective for acute muscle and joint pain though it is still not entirely known how it works. It is however understood that it is metabolised into Salicylic acid once absorbed into the body. Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in Aspirin and is a well known anti-inflammatory compound.

If you prefer a natural form of methyl salicylate then you can look at Wintergreen Essential Oil.

This product is intended for external use only
Use with caution: avoid contact with eyes and other sensitive areas.
Products containing methyl salicylate should not be used on children under 12.


INCI Methyl Salicylate
CAS Number 119-36-8
Potential Applications Balms, creams
Usage up to 2%
Solubility Oil Soluble/Ethanol
Palm Free Yes
Vegan   Yes
Tested on animals No
Contains GMO No
Country of origin China
Documents SDS


  • Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
  • For external use only 
  • Do not apply to skin undiluted 
  • Not recommended for use during pregnancy 
  • Perform a patch test prior to use 
average rating 4.6 out of 5
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Reviewed by Dr Anita M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great for massage balms

I use this with massage oils as well as preparations for joint pains. Very happy with the quality.

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Reviewed by Sharlane E.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great Product

Great quality and price, definitely noticed the difference in effectiveness of product from alternative supplier, this one is the best.

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Reviewed by AMBER W.
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Bought to give it a try

So far so good, great in a balm.

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