Safety Data & Contraindication Sheet For Athletic Prep & Perform Rub

When you are an athlete you need your body to perform with no excuses.  We happen to have several athletes in our lives, and their body is literally their paycheck.  We amped up our basic muscle sprain and strain salve (Sore-no-More Salve), and crafted this Athletic Prep & Perform Rub for those athletes who need to heal and strengthen without a lot of down time.

The all organic ingredients quickly go to work warming up the area; helping to increase blood flow yet reduce inflammation, and soothe the tension and stress of overused muscles as you “Prep” for your athletic workout.

These benefits are extended during your physical exertion and the rub allows you to continue “Performing” without the ache and inflammation that can come with muscle fatigue.

Use on: sore or aching muscles, tendon or ligaments when preparing for a physically demanding activity, and reapply during the activity if necessary to help strengthen any areas that would normally become inflamed or aggravated from overuse.

NOT FOR USE ON OPEN WOUNDS – (Use Skin-Repair-Salve on open wounds before switching to this rub)

None of the statements above are approved by the FDA, and are not meant to diagnose or cure any condition, and this  product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  All information provided here is for educational purposes, and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.

As always, we can not recommend the use of any essential oils (orally, inhalation or dermal) for pregnant women or those attempting to conceive; however, we leave it up to each individual to choose what is right for them.


(Apis cerana; Apis mellifera.) organic beeswax (yellow)

Beeswax contains the following benefits: Beeswax is beneficial in lowering cholesterol and for relieving pain. It has been used in cases of swelling (inflammation), ulcers, diarrhea, and hiccups.

Warnings: No known contraindications for dermal use of beeswax.  And, although beeswax is non-toxic, it may cause some side effects if consumed in very large doses.  If ingested there can be allergic reactions, especially in people who are allergic to honey and other related products.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has numerous health benefits, including: skin care, hair care, improving digestion and immunity against many infections and diseases. Read more here:

Warnings: No known contraindications when applied topically.

(calendula officinalis) Note: this ingredient is cold pressed in organic olive oil.

The benefits of calendula are: Calendula has tonic, sudorific (sweat producing), emmenagogic, and antispasmodic properties. Its main use is in skin care and treatment. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and vulnerary action (wound healing properties), this makes it very effective with treating slow healing wounds, acne, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, rashes, eczema, and other related skin conditions. It also calms and soothes inflamed, sore, and itchy skin conditions.

Warnings: The dermal application of calendula has no known contraindications, however, some people can be allergic.

(arnica montana) In this preparation it is infused in organic olive oil.

Arnica oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be effective in the treatment and relief of muscle spasms, muscle aches, pulled muscles and general muscle soreness. Sprains, bruises and swelling in addition to painful bug bites can all benefit from the use of arnica.

Warnings: Arnica is not for internal use. No known contraindications with dermal application, however, some may be sensitive. Arnica oil contains a compound called helenalin. Helenalin may cause allergic reactions in people with sensitivity. Developing a rash while using arnica oil may indicate that you are helenalin sensitive, and you should stop using the oil.

(symphytum officinale) In this preparation it is infused in organic olive oil.

Comfrey has a wide range of beneficial properties. When used for skin conditions, comfrey can help in treating rashes. It is known for its ability to help speed healing of superficial tissue, and deep within tissue. For bone chips or fractures, comfrey oil has also been applied to fractured bones or torn ligaments in areas of the body where it is not possible to cast. It has also been said that it can help reconstruct torn muscles.

Warnings: No known contraindications and is considered safe with dermal application, when applied to unbroken skin. Comfrey’s speedy healing may actually be detrimental to broken skin or deep wounds, as it can cause the outer skin to heal before the deeper tissue is healed, which can in some cases lead to an abscess. Comfrey is not for internal use, as it can cause liver damage and is considered unsafe for anyone when taken by mouth.

(gaultheria fragrantissima) – Wintergreen oil has the following properties: analgesic, antirheumatic and antiarthritic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aromatic, and astringent. It also acts as a carminative, diuretic, and emmenagogue. The main benefit of wintergreen is its pain relieving effects; headches, joint pain, tendonitis, muscle cramps, and bone pain. Wintergreen can also help to reduce stress and tension. Wintergreen has been used to offer relief for rheumatism and arthritis, as it can stimulate blood circulation, and can help stimulate and speed up the removal of uric acid and other toxins. Wintergreen can help stave off infections, as it has proven in labratory tests to kill certain bacteria, protozoa and fungi.

Warnings: Wintergreen essential oil can contain anywhere from 96% to 99.5% Methyl salicylate. If you are allergic to Methyl salicylate DO NOT USE ANYTHING WITH WINTERGREEN EO.

Known drug interactions: This oil is a blood thinner, and at high doses can be toxic, and at high doses is teratogenic.


Contraindications –  Do not use this oil in any method (dermal, oral or inhalation) in the following cases:

  • if you are taking anticoagulant medication
  • if you are having or have had major surgery
  • if you have hemophilia
  • if you have other bleeding disorders
  • during pregnancy
  • while breastfeeding
  • in young child (can be a risk of Reye’s syndrome)
  • if you have  a salicylate sensitivity

The following cautions apply:

    • 2.4% is the maximum for dermal use.
    • Risk of teratogenicity (an agent or factor that causes malformation of an embryo).

Should not be used in conjunction with other anticoagulants such as heparin or aspirin.

(lavandula angustifolia)  Lavender essential oil has so many benefits it is easier to send you here:

Warnings:Lavender has no known contraindications. There is only a moderate risk of skin sensitization with lavender. For dermal use, the maximum level is 0.1%.

(pinus edulis) Pinon pine essential oil is known for the following benefits: Pine oil has antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-neuralgic, and anti-rheumatic properties. It is a decongestant and expectorant for respiratory issues, and it has been known to be a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory, making it an alternative to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs).


Piñon pine essential oil has no known contraindications, is considered non-toxic and a non-irritant.  It can however cause an allergic reaction in the sensitive or to those prone to allergies.  This oil is not to be ingested, and is for dermal or inhalation use only.

(mentha piperita) – Peppermint essential oil contains the following benefits: digestive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, respiratory and circulation benefits. You can read more here:


  • Due to peppermint containing 40% or more 1,8-cineole, it should not be applied to the face of infants or children, or otherwise inhaled by them. (children under the age of 2 for sure..use judgement for older children)
  • Menthol-rich oils should be avoided by anyone with heart disease or cardiac fibrillation.
  • Can irritate sensitive skin.
  • Drug interaction with felodipine is suspected.

(cymbopogon citratus) – Lemongrass essential oil has the following beneficial properties: Lemongrass is an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactogogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative and tonic substance. The benefits range from skin care, beauty treatments, first aid, insect repellents, anti-fungal treatments and so much more.

Warnings: Drug interaction, skin sensitization, and teratogenicity are all hazards of Lemongrass.

The following cautions apply:

  • Children under the age of 2, and anyone with hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin should not use via dermal applicaation (do not use on broken skin).
  • Ingesting Lemongrass should be done with caution in diabetics whole are using drugs to control blood sugar levels.
  • Lemongrass (dermal use, inhalation & ingesting) is not advised while taking drugs metabolized by CYP2B6.
  • 0.7% is the maximum for dermal use. Could irritate sensitive skin.
  • Risk of teratogenicity (an agent or factor that causes malformation of an embryo).

Vitamin E Oil is known for the following health benefits: In addition to Vitamin E’s health benefits, it is also an all natural preservative, and as such is used in our products to prevent rancidity.

Warnings:No known contraindications when applied topically.

Data gathered during our research and studies, from some of the following sources:

  • Tisserand, Robert, and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, 2014. Web.
  • “Aromatherapy School and Courses – Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies.” Aromatherapy School and Courses. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.
  • “National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.” NAHA/safety. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2016.
  • Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1991. Print.
  • The U.S. National Library of Medicine: PubMed.