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White Willow Bark Rub

White Willow Bark Rub


I worked with a holistic doctor to create a rub that can help with pain - it contains herbs and oils that are purported to help with bone and tendon pain. It has white willow bark (natural source of aspirin), arnica, feverfew, comfrey, plantain, nettle, meadowsweet, emu oil, St. John's Wort, and essential oils, including helichrysum, plai, turmeric, ginger, and clove. It is really an awesome recipe and I'm excited to share it here on Etsy.

This Pickle's Potions salve is specifically formulated with ingredients that may help with pain - not only arthritis pain but also joint, nerve, and muscular issues. I've had wonderful feedback from people online and in person. 

Please be aware that this product contains a natural source of aspirin (salicin): do not use if you are allergic or sensitive to aspirin products. If you are under the care of a physician, please consult with your doctor prior to using this potion.


*Willow Bark: can help to reduce inflammation and pain.
*Emu oil: contains fatty acids that can help reduce pain and swelling. 

*Arnica: reported to be wonderful for bruising, sprains, soreness, and arthritis relief.

*St. John's Wort: may reduce inflammation and pain, including nerve pain. 

*Nettle: an anti-inflammatory that has been used for centuries for helping to suppress arthritis pain.

*Feverfew: is reported to reduce inflammation in joints and tissues. It may relieve the symptoms of arthritis, especially arthritis in the active inflammatory stage. 

*Meadowsweet: contains high levels of salicylic acid, which is natural aspirin, and reduces pain. 

*Turmeric: can reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).

*Plai: oil from Thailand that is highly purported to be effective for pain and inflammation. 

*Ginger: reduces stiffness and joint pain.

*Clove Bud: has been successfully used to ease arthritis symptoms, rheumatism, lower back pain, bone pain, and sciatica. 

*Synergistic blend of essential oils that help reduce pain, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation (helichrysum, black pepper, galangal, rosemary, peppermint, frankincense, eucalyptus, and lavender). 

Herbs are infused in rice bran oil and grapeseed oil, and the salve is formulated with local, natural beeswax. 

This listing is for a 2oz reusable amber glass jar.

A 4 or 9 oz amber glass jar is also available in the drop-down menu. 

You can also opt for a bottle of oil, rather than the salve. 

The 1oz oil bottle comes with a roller applicator ball.


**********If you have any allergies, please let me know before ordering.************ 

All my potions have vitamin E as both a skin soother and as a shelf-life extender for oils. If you are allergic to vitamin E, please let me know before you order.

I am NOT a doctor, and you should consult with your health care provider if you are on any medications or on medications.



For external use only. 

Allergy Alert:
If prone to allergic reaction from aspirin or salicylates, consult a doctor before use.
Not recommended for people on blood thinners (willow bark had salicin - like aspirin - and is a blood thinner when taken internally)

When using this product:
• use only as directed • avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes • do not apply to wounds or damaged skin

Stop use and ask a doctor if:
• condition worsens • symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days • redness is present • irritation develops

If pregnant or breastfeeding ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

All of Pickle's Potions are handmade in Wayne, Maine and have not been evaluated by the FDA. All ingredient information given is for educational use only. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any information given is my own opinion and is not intended to represent or replace the advice of a medical professional or physician. Spot test for allergies 24 hours prior to use. Discontinue if an allergic reaction, redness or irritation is noticeable. Always use caution when applying any product containing essential oils on children.

Pickle's Potions is not responsible for the improper use, reactions, or results of how you use this product. Please consult your doctor or health care provider for any possible contraindications and/or interactions with current medications. Always inform your healthcare provider(s) if you are taking any herbal remedies or supplements. Use this product at your own risk.


    5 Stars

    I somehow twisted my hip and was told “It just needs to heal”. I massaged this salve into my hip twice a day and in three days I was just fine. I had been told it would probably take a few weeks to heal on its own. Since then, I have also used it on some bruises and my arthritic hand. I will never be without this little miracle in a jar. Oh, and it’s a solid jar. I dropped it on our stone kitchen floor and it survived!

    Review by PDH - 12/25/2017

  • Product Care

    This item is not meant to replace the word of a doctor. Please consult a doctor before using on severe problem areas. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their doctor before using products with essential oils.

    Please use within 6 months of opening and store away from heat sources. 
    There are no artificial fillers or binders or preservatives in this product. If this arrives softened, please place upright in the refrigerator for an hour.

The statements on my potions have not been evaluated by the FDA. These potions are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have skin sensitivities and/or allergies, please read the ingredients listed prior to purchasing. Each individual is responsible for doing a 24-hour patch test (on your neck underneath your hairline and/or on the inside of your elbow) before usage. Please consult your physician before using any products with essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing, using on a child under the age of 12, have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, glaucoma, kidney disease, cardiac disease, liver disease, or acute respiratory disease. Do not ever take essential oils internally. Pickle's Potions is not responsible for allergic reactions, issues derived from use of products not described in application directions, or neglect to contact a physician prior to usage.

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