Ortho Soothe Massage Oil Blend
Ortho Soothe Massage Oil offers deeply nourishing support to the overworked body and fatigued muscles. Unwind and cool down with the refreshing, revitalizing, and relaxing oils present in this blend.
This is one of nine oils used in popular aromatherapy techniques.
Details & Ingredients
Ortho Soothe Massage Oil is a select blend of essential oils including:
Fractionated Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Birch (Betula lenta), Oregano (Origanum vulgare), Eucalyptus globulus, Elemi (Canarium luzonicum), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Thyme ct. thymol (Thymus vulgaris), Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
Consists of 9% essential oils. No further dilution needed.
Shelf Life: 2 yrs in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Click here to see our Health Issues Reference Guide for information on which oils may help with specific needs.
Ortho Soothe Massage Oil may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Arthritis & Joint Pain
- Back Pain
- Bone - Broken, Bruised, Pain, Spur
- Breathing - Shallow
- Circulation - Increase or Strengthen
- Fatigue (mental, physical)
- Fluid Retention
- H. pylori
- Immune system support
- Injury: sports-type
- Insect - Bite or Sting
- Joint Pain
- Ligaments (also connective tissue, elastin fibers, dislocations)
- Lung Function
- Lymphatic System
- Muscle Spasm (also cramps, minor aches, and pains)
- Neuralgia - Nerve Pain
- Pain (minor)
- Respiratory Infection
- Sports Injury
- Sprains & Torn Ligaments
- Tension: headaches, muscles
- Whooping Cough
Do not diffuse.
Dilute and apply to sore areas. Can also apply to spine, wrist, ankles or bottoms of the feet as needed.
Ok for children 6+ avoiding neck, face, and other sensitive areas.
Avoid during pregnancy and lactation.
No further dilution necessary.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Fractionated Coconut Oil: None known.
Grapeseed Oil: None known.
Peppermint oil will antidote Homeopathic remedies. Please use caution when combining oils with homeopathy.
A note about Peppermint oil and Pregnancy: We have found that several professionals recommend that peppermint not be used by pregnant women. However, Tisserand and Price both categorize peppermint as ok. In an effort to give you only the best information possible, we contacted Mr. Tisserand and asked his opinion regarding peppermint essential oil and pregnancy. This was his reply:
“I have always believed that if peppermint oil was risky in pregnancy there would need to be warnings on peppermint-flavored gum and candy. There is evidence that menthol is safe in pregnancy (p. 592 of my book) and there's none that I am aware of that either menthol or peppermint poses any risk. If others think differently, I don't know what their thinking is based on.”
Use with caution if dealing with high blood pressure or cardiac fibrillation.
Use with caution during breastfeeding as it may reduce milk supply.
Do not apply to or near the face of infants and children or other inhalation methods under the age of 6 (can cause breathing problems in babies and young children).
Do not use this oil if you are taking anticoagulant medication, facing surgery, suffer from hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. Should not be used on children.
Avoid using while pregnant or breastfeeding. Contraindicated for GERD.
Wintergreen: Contraindicated if taking anticoagulant medication, having major surgery, and all other bleeding disorders. Do not use if pregnant, breastfeeding, or with children due to possible risk of developing Reye's syndrome. Do not use if there is a salicylate sensitivity or ADD/ADHD. Do not use orally if a history of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Numerous cases of salicylate poisoning have been reported.
"Wintergreen [birch] oil has some wonderful properties, but I would not like to see it used at more than 5%. No one has died from dermal [topical] application, but there have been at least three reported
Contraindicated for asthma. (Avoid using with asthma.) Avoid using this oil while pregnant or breastfeeding. Caution, do not use on children under 2.
Oregano is a very "hot" oil. This means that it has an irritating, uncomfortable effect when it comes in contact with the skin. To avoid any discomfort, be sure to dilute this essential oil VERY well with a carrier. Do not apply to diseased or damaged skin.
Not intended for small children. Use with caution while breastfeeding. Avoid using this oil with homeopathic remedies.
Do not apply to or near the face of infants and children under the age of 10 (can cause breathing problems in babies and young children).
Elemi: None known.
Sweet Almond Oil: None known.
The usage of this oil should be restricted while pregnant and breastfeeding. Tisserand cautions the oral use of Lemongrass and recommends that topical use be restricted to 0.7% maximum during pregnancy due to citral (could affect fetal development in high topical doses).
Not suitable for use on babies under 2
Contraindicated with medications metabolized by CYP2B6 (drugs such as Bupropion antidepressant and Tamoxifen; ask your pharmacist if you are uncertain), Diabetes medication (do not take orally).
Caution topically with hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin.
May interact with analgesic, anticonvulsant, and antidepressant, some chemotherapy medications.
Thyme ct. thymol:
May cause skin irritation when used in high concentrations. Caution while breastfeeding due to the possibility of anticoagulant properties passing into breast milk.
Caution when using anticoagulant medication (aspirin, heparin, warfarin), Hemophilia, Peptic Ulcer, Internal bleeding, and other Bleeding disorders, Major Surgery and Childbirth (up to one week before or after), Severe Hepatic (liver) or Renal (kidney) impairment, Hypertensive or Diabetic Retinopathy, Thrombocytopenia (decreased platelet count), Vasculitis.
Contraindicated orally because Thyme ct thymol "may inhibit platelet aggregation based on in vitro data either for the oil or a major constituent." (7, p. 117)
Vetiver: None known.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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