Wintergreen oil has a strong, penetrating aroma. The American Indians and early European Settlers enjoyed a tea that was flavored with birch bark or wintergreen. According to Julia Lawless, this has been translated into a preference for “root beer.”
Synthetic methyl salicylate is now widely used as a flavoring agent, especially in chewing gum and toothpaste, etc. In fact, the essential oil of Wintergreen is produced is such small quantities compared to the very extensive uses of the synthetic methyl salicylate. This is one reason it is SO IMPORTANT to verify the source of your essential oils, to ensure they contain true distilled plant soil and not a synthetic knock-off.
❄️ WHAT IT DOES❄️
This oil has a very powerful relief action, due to the high content of methyl salicylate. It’s greatest effect can be felt in the muscles and bones, but is well documented to bring relief to many other parts of the body.
Aromatically, it influences, elevates, opens and increases awareness in the sensory system
❄️ IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/AROMATIC ❄️
• Diffuse for ten minutes, up to three times a day
• Dilute with V-6 oil and massage into muscles and joints after a workout
• Apply to Vita-Flex points and/or directly on area of concern
** Avoid during pregnancy
** not for use by people with epilepsy
❄️ COMPANION OILS ❄️
❄️ FOUND IN ❄️
Cool Azul Oil Blend
Deep Relief Oil blend
Ortho-Ease massage Oil
Ortho Sport Massage Oil
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PanAway® is a blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils. It has a refreshing, invigorating aroma and has a cooling sensation when you apply it on your skin. It feels amazing when you apply it to fatigued muscles after exercise or during a massage! The oils in this popular blend are VERY powerful and contain constituents that have been heavily studied.
💙 WHAT’S IN IT 💙
• WINTERGREEN – strong, penetrating aroma beneficial for muscles, bones, joints and brings amazing comfort to the musculoskeletal system
• HELICHRYSUM– uplifting to the subconscious, incredibly healing to the tissues, stimulating proper cellular function, particularly supports the cardiovascular system, muscles and bones
• CLOVE – supports the cardiovascular, digestive, immune and respiratory system, helps the body maintain healthy inflammatory levels
• PEPPERMINT – soothing to the digestive, nervous, respiratory systems, and the muscles and bones
Constituents to research – methyl salysylate, neryl acetate, eugenol, menthol
* PanAway has a child proof cap because of the high amount of Wintergreen essential oil. Wintergreen is high in Methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate and menthol are used as the active ingredient in many sports creams, but unless they are Young Living brand creams, the active ingredients are usually from a synthetic source.
💙 What It Does 💙
• Has a refreshing, stimulating aroma
• Causes a cooling sensation on skin that makes it ideal to use after a workout or physical activity
• Includes the naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol, and eugenol
💙 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 💙
• PanAway is a great blend to keep in your gym bag! Apply it topically after exercise to areas that need attention.
• Dilute PanAway with V-6™ Vegetable Oil complex or another carrier oil* for use in massage.
• Apply 1–2 drops on your temples, neck, back, or forehead to help you feel refreshed and for a cooling sensation.
• Add it to your favorite non-scented cream for a pre- and post-workout cream.
Many women enjoy the aromatic benefits of PanAway oil over their lower abdomen at specific times
Raven is a cleansing blend of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiate and other essential oils. It creates a cooling sensation when applied topically to the chest and throat, which makes it a necessity for the winter months
I will never forget that moment. I was sitting in English Lit, my senior year of high school. The teacher was droning on and on, something about Virginia Woolf. All I could think about was my overwhelming desire to lie, face down on the floor and relieve the pain in my back. Shortly after class, my legs simply gave out. I’m sure it was quite a sight as I collapsed against my locker just as the bell rang for fifth period. My heroic boyfriend wrapped me in his letter jacket, carried me to his car and drove me home. I think he even brought me flowers, because, apparently, he thought I was dying. I couldn’t walk for three days. After endless hours of laying on a heating pad, I was suddenly right as rain.
It was as if nothing had ever happened.
Until it happened again.
And then… again.
Granted, I wasn’t exactly responsible with my teenage body. What teenager is? Besides eating junk food, staying up late and drinking copious amounts of beer (underage,) I spent a lot of time riding horses and working hard in the barn. I remember my father chastising me not to lift the massive hay bales over my head, or shovel such heavy loads of manure. “Bend at your knees, not at the waist!” he would say. But I was young and strong. What did I care if my back would plague me when I was old? That was then. THIS is now. Like all teenagers I was invincible. And I never though I would age…
Now I have aged… relatively speaking.
And my back flares up just like it did when I was sixteen. Only now there’s no one to carry me home and put me to bed. No one to call in sick for me. No one to homeschool my kids for me. Or drive them to basketball. Or make dinner. Or do the laundry… you get the picture. It isn’t pretty.
I distinctly remember the day when I realized something in my life had to change. I was plowing through Ibuprofen like it was candy. Motrin and Advil had become my daily vitamins. Sometimes it was morning pain. Sometimes it was before bed. But it was some time every day. And I hadn’t even turned forty yet.
God is good like that. He allows us to come to our own realizations first, and then He steps in with the answers we need. Usually, those answers were there all along, we just hadn’t figured out that there was a problem.
First, a college friend of mine called me to catch up. She told me about her dad, in the hospital with kidney failure. The best the doctors could tell, he had taken too much ibuprofen over the span of his life. That scared me. A lot.
Then another friend (a doctor) shared with me some research she had done with regards to gluten being a trigger for inflammation. I didn’t need to hear anything more.
I went home and tossed all our bread, pasta, bagels, Thomas’ English Muffins… clearly I was desperate!
Over the next few months, I noticed I didn’t need my daily dose of Vitamin M (Motrin). The inflammation has significantly subsided. Not only that, but my energy was restored and my foggy head was cleared. I had no idea wheat had become such a personal toxin. Eventually, I hardly needed anti-inflammatories at all. At least not for those day-to-day aches and pains. It was almost miraculous how much better I felt. Younger. Stronger.
But I still have flare ups. When I spend too many hours bent over, gardening. Sometimes it’s after vigorously washing the car (ok, so that’s rare) Once, my back went out after an evening in high heels!!! OK, that’s pretty sad.
And there I would be, popping meds for pain, picturing my friend’s dad in his hospital bed.
Then I was introduced to Pan Away through my Young Living Premier Kit. It comes in a funny looking bottle- with a child-proof cap, like from the pharmacy. When my lower back flared needed support, instead of reaching for a pill bottle, I massaged a few drops of PanAway onto my lower spine with my fingertips, “just to see what it would do,” if anything.
Keep in mind, I was completely skeptical. After all, how could this spicy mixture of peppermint, clove, helichrysum and wintergreen actually bring support?
No less than five minutes later, I understood the power of essential oils. Not only was my back comfortable, it felt GREAT! I felt, somehow, refreshed! Strengthened!
What IS this magical potion, anyways???
To satisfy my curiosity, I took the plunge and ordered “Big Blue,” my Essential Oils Desk Reference. And I started reading everything I could get my hands on about the power of plants for healing. Here’s a snippet of what I’ve learned:
PanAway works wonders for joint support because of the special properties of it’s four ingredients
Helichrysum – has been researched in Europe as aid in promoting tissue and nerve regeneration, as well as providing circulatory support. It has been used in France for many things, particularly and spine support. Helichrysum is well known for its restorative qualities that ease every day wear and tear on the body
Wintergreen/ Birch – has a soothing activity that is beneficial for bone, joint and muscle support. It is known for its properties associates with muscle, bone and joint wellness.
Clove – is a powerhouse of oils that has been used for thousands of years in countless indigenous cultures to treat a wide variety of issues. Overall, clove is very stimulating, has a strong therapeutic effect helps influence healing.
Peppermint – has powerful soothing properties because of it’s main constituent, menthol. It has a tremendous soothing and cooling effect. For centuries, peppermint has been used to aid digestive comfort, and now they are discovering its value in promoting comfort throughout the body- muscles, joints, skin, bones… A 1994 study in Germany found that peppermint oil exerts significant therapeutic effects on patients.
In this unique blend, the individual oils work in unity with each other to not merely ease discomfort, but to stimulate healing. I’ve personally discovered that PanAway not only offers immediate comfort, it helps promote a continuing comfort level into the future. No man-made pharmaceutical has that kind of power. Period. Standard over-the-counter drugs may dull the discomfort, but they certainly have ZERO healing powers! I was taking over-the-counter meds as a daily regimen, with no end in sight. In stark contrast, the more I’ve used PanAway, the less often I’ve needed it. In fact, after six months of relatively infrequent use, I almost NEVER need joint support!!!
Someday, I honestly think I won’t need PanAway at all. I am absolutely blown away and in awe of the HEALING power of essentials oils.
Aptly named, PanAway truly, TRULY keeps the pan away.
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