Updated: Jun 13
Whether or not you purchased it with THC from a dispensary (where legal), or if you purchased one in the pharmacy section at your local store, or maybe even from a local maker. There are a few similarities between all of them, including mine. Hempseed Oil, CBD, Arnica, sometimes St. John's Wort, & maybe Calendula. From there many companies add very pungent smelling Menthol, and some even add Lidocaine. While these are both effective, I believe that my formulation is very effective. (please visit the Testimonials page for more)
Here is what some of the experts in the field say about the different plants. (The ones below I use in my products, however the references are not related to my product in anyway, except that it is the same plant)
The Essential Oil Blend:
Not only has it been used to deter ticks for ages, topically it is analgesic, and very effective for muscular and arthritic pain.(1)
"I see significant potential for use of Kunzea Essential Oil in emotional and physical applications. Robbi Zeck, ND, writes that Kunzea Essential Oil "helps to defuse deep emotional pain that has grown solid as a result of suppression, creating internal blocks in the body's meridian system." (2)
Zeck also writes, "When your body feels strung out and as tight as a drum kunzea relieves muscular aches, joint pain, and nervous tension."
(2) [Robbi Zeck, ND, The Blossoming Heart: Aromatherapy for Healing and Transformation (Victoria Australia: Aroma Tours, 2008), 88.]
Emotionally, Plai Essential Oil is an energizing essential oil that is particularly nice to use when feeling lethargic or sluggish. (aromaweb.com)
Is effective for longterm pain relief (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27266229/)
Plai has been used in traditional Thai massage for many years to combat joint and muscle problems and it is more intense that using Ginger oil.
It is used increasingly for management of pain, especially for any chronic conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory digestive disorders, inflammatory skin conditions and inflammatory respiratory conditions. It is also great for helping torn ligaments, tendonitis, muscular spasm, menstrual cramps and basically any chronic joint pain (Worwood 2016)
Rheumatism & arthritis, muscular aches and pains, tired and aching limbs, and muscular stiffness. It can be used before training or a performance to prevent pain and stiffness and possibly improve performance. (1)
Dispels cold: In TCM cold is associated with poor digestive function, the onset of an infection with headaches, chills and fatigue, fluid congestion and general aches and pains.(2)
Will help us ‘get a move on’ at times when our lives feel ‘stuck’ (3)
(1) (Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 2nd edn, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003 / Davis P. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. 2nd edn, The C.W. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britain, 1999)
(2) (Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 2nd edn, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003 / Holmes P. The energetics of western herbs vol II. Artemis Press, USA 1989)
(3) (Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 2nd edn, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003 / Davis P. Subtle aromatherapy, The c.w. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britian, 1991)
For rheumatic pains, clove oil will help relieve arthritis, rheumatism and sprains. (Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 2nd edn, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003 / Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of essential oils. Element Books Limited, Great Britain 1992)
TCM: Warming, tonifies Qi, It may be used to generate warmth and to eliminate any condition associated with cold.
Topical administration ... can significantly reduce knee pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Curcumin ointment can be used as an alternative treatment in older adults with knee pain associated with osteoarthritis. (https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-020-03105-0)
High in B-Caryophyllene (see below)
Usually found in higher concentrations in: Copaiba Balsam, Black Pepper, & Clove (in others in lower amounts as well, those just aren't in this formula)
CB2 receptors are found in immune tissues throughout the body and are increased in the brain in disease or following injury. Their activation reduces inflammation, which lessens pain and reduces the damaging consequences that chronic inflammation has on brain function and risk for developing brain diseases.
Hemp seed oil is light and silky, with a pale green color, and a nutty scent and flavor. Containing the recommended 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seed oil shines in blends for moisturizing, soothing skin irritation, muscles, joints, and for purifying the skin
Arnica salve is useful for bruising or other injuries that are close to the skin surface. It further reduces inflammation from injuries, including soft tissue injuries & strains. Also used for bruising, applied externally. It combines well with other inflammatory & pain relieving herbs. (7song.com)
It is one of the best wound healing remedies in ourwestern materia medica. It helps wounds to heal much more rapidly, prevents suppuration and stagnation of fluids, modulates any local inflammation, and prevents bacterial overgrowth and infection. The astringency helps to draw the wound together to heal it more rapidly and preventing excessive scar formation. Calendula seems to “clean the wound from the inside out,” indicating that rather than just superficially preventing infection and sealing the wound, it works on a deeper level of the blood and lymphatics in the local tissues and works up and out from there. It is also quite useful as a topical agent for sunburns.
“inflammation modulator,” because most plants will not completely halt the bodies inflammatory process (which is a critical healing aspect of the vital force) but will simply modulate it to a certain extent. This action of Calendula is demonstrated through its topical effects in wounds
St. John's Wort
Joint, muscle, tooth, and nerve afflictions (including sciatica, neuralgia, pinched or damaged nerves; injuries. (https://www.herbrally.com/monographs/st-johns-wort)
... and before we get too carried away, statements contained on this page are not a substitute for 'qualified' medical care, or supervision. They are further not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any illness. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. While some of them are from studies, and others from experts in the field, it is important for everyone to do their own due diligence and being responsible for their own medical care.