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Off-Label Uses for Our Massage Oil

Posted by Anita Pluymen on Jun 24th 2020

Off-Label Uses for Our Massage Oil

Cheekywell’s Seriously Botanical Massage Oil

As the lead designer and formulator for all Cheekywell products, I often design products that offer multiple benefits for the consumer.  An avid label reader, I'm also the lead shopper for my household, and as a consumer, myself, I love to purchase products that can be multipurpose throughout my home and my family's lifestyle.

One of the joys of working with organic plant extracts is the incredible degree to which we can support wellness and comfort by thoughtfully designing and crafting deeply effective products with unadulterated ingredients straight from nature.

With everything that’s going on in our world right now, we all need extra support and relief, so this seems the perfect moment to share my favorite tips with you for getting the most out of our beloved Massage Oil.

If some of the suggestions I offer sound completely unlikely to work, please keep an open mind - I promise you these are real hacks I've discovered over the years of using this oil.

Ok, here are my top three favorite off-label uses of Cheekywell’s massage oil! Drum roll please...


#1: The Do It Yourself Pain Patch


A couple of years ago I was having constant muscular pain in my neck. Despite more yoga and more stretching, the muscle spasms up my upper vertebrae were giving me crushing headaches. No matter what I did, the pain kept returning. 

I needed a way to seriously absorb the botanical extractions of our massage oil where I was experiencing the unremitting pain in my neck, so one evening just before bedtime, I saturated a large waterproof band-aid with our Massage Oil and popped it on of the worst knot in my neck. I left it on all night and woke up the next morning pain free.

Voila, a homemade pain patch that offers 12 to 24 hours of pain relief! Seriously, it works!

#2: The Skin Moisturizer & Wow, Are My Legs Thinner?


Try using the Massage Oil as a wonderfully silky smooth after-shower oil.  We love how this botanically enriched oil  delivers a silky smooth "my legs look amazing" glow.  What also thrills us are the first hand accounts of clients seeing a difference in the amount of water weight carried in their legs after using this oil as a daily after-shower moisturizing oil. 

For all of us who have to work a bit to love and accept our bodies just the way they are, visible water reduction in our thighs is a seriously nice perk!

#3: The Pain Relief Body Wrap (my personal favorite)

When I ended up with multiple breaks in my right leg after a scooter crash this spring, I was taken by surprise at how difficult it was to manage the pain of my injuries. I've always considered myself a fast healer, but days after surgery, my leg continued to swell and throb for no apparent reason except what I perceived as its general unhappiness at being broken. 

At the same time, the universe decided to introduce a pandemic and the need to homeschool my twelve year old twins into the reality mix, which made the physical discomfort I was experiencing even more overwhelming.

One evening, I sat on the side of my tub, just miserable with pain, and started slathered our Massage Oil onto my leg, trying to soothe both my body and my spirit.  Then, on a hunch, I soaked a couple of ace bandages with the massage oil, wrapped them in a loose compression around my leg and foot, and kept them on for about 30 minutes. It might sound crazy, but it worked! 

That night, the swelling was visibly reduced, and the pain was diminished to the point that I got a full night's sleep.  What a gift.  

How Does This Massage Oil So Powerfully Reduce Inflammation and Soothe Pain?


While many CBD massage oils on the market are merely grapeseed oil mixed with CBD isolate or CBD distillate blended into MCT oil,, Cheekywell Go Deep Massage Oil is the pixie dust love child of full spectrum hemp distillate and a complex blend of herbal extractions.

After years of crafting & testing herbal infusions to verify their ability to deliver effective relief of specific health issues. I designed this Massage Oil that contains a blend of herbal extractions that powerfully support health and wellness.

The Herbal Extractions in our Massage Oil


Kava Kava

Made from the roots of Piper methysticum and used in traditional Pacific Island medicine, Kava has received widespread attention for its relaxing, stress-reducing, and pain-relieving properties. Its active ingredients include dihydrokavain and dihydromethysticin, two natural pain relievers that relieve pain and muscle spasms, and kavalactones.  Studies suggest kavalactones may have the following effects on the body:

  • Reduce anxiety* 1
  • Protect neurons from damage *2
  • Reduce pain sensations *2

Ashwagandha

An ancient medicinal herb and one of the most important herbs of Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is commonly known as Indian Winter Cherry and Indian Ginseng. It is both an adaptogen, meaning that it can help your body manage stress, and an analgesic, relieving the pain response of the nervous system. *3

Passion Flower

Containing GABA, flavonoids, harmala alkaloids, maltol, lycopene, and certain flavonoid glycoside components, Passion Flower has been studied for its sedative, analgesic and anxiolytic effects. Leaf extract is particularly helpful with pain reduction, anti-inflammatory effects, and neuralgia-type pain. *4

Peppermint

Recognized for its ability to ease pain and inflammation, Peppermint has analgesic, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory properties. The oil of the peppermint plant also contains menthol, which has a cooling effect on sore, achy muscles.

Vanilla

Harvested from a variety of orchid grown in Madagascar, the extract of our certified organic Bourbon-Madagascar Vanilla contains vanillin, a polyphenol with powerful antioxidants that contain anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, incredibly beneficial for muscle pain, joint, neck and back pain, and fatigue.

Isn’t Mother Nature fabulous?!

*1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4498339/

*2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23635869

*3https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/

*4 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995764511601557