Pain / Inflammation / Fibromyalgia

These days, most over-the-counter topical pain relievers contain petroleum and chemicals created to be like the plants, but they cannot fully duplicate nature. My recipes follow the same percentages as two popular martial arts oils, but are just the plants, no man-made chemicals, and no fillers or ineffective additives. The first commercial pain relievers were made using a plant called Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria). Once scientists were able to isolate the active pain reliever and turn it into the chemical (acetylsalicylic acid), they created aspirin. (Interesting that the old botanical name for Meadowsweet was “Spiraea.” I’m pretty sure you can determine where the word “aspirin” might have come from just looking at that name!) Still a “wonder drug” even today, aspirin reduces pain and inflammation and that’s what my topical pain relievers do. Wintergreen plays a large role because it is nearly 100% methyl salicylates, which is why it is so good at relieving pain, inflammation and swelling. And did you know peppermint is an effective topical analgesic? But sometimes there are other issues behind the pain and inflammation, and these products address many of them topically.

Big Jim’s Cream #1 Product
This cream’s blend of plants and herbs does just about everything cortisone cream does without those unwanted side effects! A recipe I developed first for my son’s skin problem expanding upon an old English recipe for a healing diaper rash cream suitable for babies. The plants in this product stop pain and itch and quickly improve the appearance of psoriasis, eczema, irritating rashes, cracked feet, cold sores and even has been shown to help relieve pain, itch and soreness of shingles and hemorrhoids. Use for insect bites, bee and wasp stings (and resulting ache) and itchy rashes like poison ivy, as well as for healing and relieving pain of minor cuts and bruises. Customers tell me they have used Big Jim’s to prevent jock itch and soothe sore bottoms in both children and adults. Also good for chaffed skin and sore noses . Contains a therapeutic infusion of Comfrey leaf and root, Oregon grape root, Marshmallow root, and Calendula flowers, Rosehip seed (10% of the product), Grapeseed, Evening primrose and Wheat germ oils, Tea tree, Aloe, Carrot seed and Mint oils.

BJ - 2 ounces or quarter pound

Lavender Headache Relief Oil
For this special tonic, I infuse Lavender flowers in Olive oil for over a month to express the healing components of the plant. You will love how this relaxes you and, rubbed gently into temples and neck, can relieve headache pain. Can be used over all the body for relaxing aromatherapeutic massage.

LHO2 - 2 ounces or LHO4 - 4 ounces

Lemonbalm Balm

Made with my own fresh Lemon balm plants, this antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial and mildly astringent balm can help promote sleep and dispel anxiety while it is healing a variety of skin problems. Gentle care for lip sores and shingles. Why it works. Lemon balm has been shown to be effective against the herpes virus.

LBB2 - 2 oz $10.00

Medicated Massage Oil

100% plant product. This analgesic combination helps relieve pain and discomfort due to injury, rheumatism, neuralgia or fibromyalgia. Especially good for pain that radiates over large areas. As one who stands a lot, I find it superior for tired, abused feet and aching legs. Can be diluted by half for effective gentle, overall body massage. If you are on blood thinners, this pain reliever is a good alternative for Pain Away for all pain, including joints, knees, etc. Contains Rosemary, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen, Peppermint and Tea tree oils in Grape seed oil.

MMO - 4 oz $18.00

Pain Away Oil — Top-Ten Product

This 100% plant and herb recipe replicates by percentage each oil in a Chinese pain relief product popular with martial arts studios BUT WE USE THE PLANTS rather than their chemical “cousins.” Pain Away quickly relieves joint and muscle pain as well as stiffness due to arthritis and rheumatism. Reduces swelling and inflammation as well. Rubbed on neck near Eustachian tubes it can relieve pain and clear them and after tooth extraction relieves pain and swelling when rubbed on jaw. Should not be used by those who are pregnant or who cannot take or tolerate aspirin or aspirin products (see Medicated Massage Oil instead). Contains Safflower oil, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Spike lavender and Orange oils.

WARNING THIS IS STRONG MEDICINE: Could be dangerous if misused. Wash hands after using.

PA2 $10.00 / PA4 $20.00

Pain Away Salve

An easy to apply salve containing the same great ingredients as Pain Away Oil (with Beeswax added).

Item PAS $10.00
Rosewood Massage Oil Top-Ten Product

This is one I depend upon strongly. 100% plant oils. Especially good for restless legs, muscle cramping and pain. Massage this calming, harmonizing, woodsy scent into your aching back, legs or in and around shoulders or abdomen for surprising, gentle relief. If you are tense or anxious, especially at bedtime, have cramped or fatigued muscles, or menstrual pains, this product helps. Rosewood is believed to reduce stress, depression and mood swings. Contains Sweet almond oil, Jojoba, Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), Lavender and Clary sage.

RWMO 2 ounces $12.00 / RWMO 4 oz $23.00


Deep Muscle Massage Bar

When a deep, therapeutic massage is needed, this melt-on-your-skin massage bar is great. Pressing it into the painful area with circular motion helps relieve pain and leaves behind a blend of jojoba and coconut oils as well as pure, unadulterated beeswax and essential oils. Also makes a very effective moisturizer for especially dry skin and helps heal tiny skin cracks and scrapes. To use: With gentle to firm pressure, slide the bar over the area to be massaged in circular motions letting the warmth of the skin slowly melt the massage bar. Once area to be massaged is covered with the oils, set the bar aside and continue the massage in whatever manner suits you best. Available with Vanilla and Bitter Almond or Peppermint and Lavender.

DMMVA $10.00 Item DMMPL $10.00

Special Moments Medicated

If you suffer with itching, burning caused by irritation or yeast infections, this version of Special Moments not only lubricates gently, it heals gently with antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial plant oils. Contains Evening primrose, Rosehip seed, Olive, Coconut, Shea butter, Comfrey, Jojoba, Tea tree oil, and Beeswax. Quarter pound

SMM $12.00