FAQs

When customers have questions, we supply the answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions by Unker's customers—and our answers which help assure the quickest and easiest access to Unker's Multi-Purpose Therapeutic products—and the remarkable pain relief powers of the many products in our Unker's line. Simply click on the question and get the answer here.

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How long has Unker's been in business?

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Unker’s original formula has been in existence since the early 1900’s. In 1982 the original salve formula was restored and the company has been expanding ever since. You can trust Unker’s for quality products and excellent customer service.

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"Why do I have to follow the MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) if others on the internet are not?"

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All authorized resellers of Unker's products have signed a MAP agreement establishing specific ADVERTISED price points to no less than 15% off suggested retail. This does not take away a retailer's control over delivering a net cost to the consumer which may fall below the MAP.  For example, some retail partners may periodically apply a 20% sale discount at the register or on their ecommerce checkout page.  This is not advertised and not in violation our our MAP.  It is only seen at checkout.

Like a growing number of manufacturers today, Unker's utilizes the MAP to main control over the brand's positioning as well as to support the consumer's price-to-value perception.  Another key benefit to the MAP is to ensure Unker's can continue to provide healthy margins for retailers both on and off line.

Unfortunately, we are unable to determine who some of the MAP violators are since they did not purchase directly from Olde Tyme Remedies, but through a wholesale/distributor and they are not enforcing our MAP.  OTR is working with our attorney and other resources to find ways to correct his issue and ask our loyal and trustworthy resellers to keep the faith for a little while longer.

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Have you changed your name?

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No. Unker's® has been in business as "Unker's" since 1982.  The original labels were white with blue and green lettering.  In October 2013  we updated our packaging, adding new graphics and green lids to give our products a greater shelf presence.   The Unker's® name, "Forty-Niner" man, formula and "To God Be the Glory" have always been a part of the Original Unker's brand.  

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Why do you have "To God Be the Glory" on all products?

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 To God Be the Glory is our company and brand motto.  As a faith-based company, we never take our success for granted.  We trust God's plan for Unker's and follow His will to the best of our ability.  Displaying our motto is one way we honor God.

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How can I become a wholesaler or retailer?

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Contact our office at 1.888.866.2843 for information.

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Where can I purchase Unker's products?

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Unker's and NATURub products are carried by retailers all over the U.S.!  Check our "Retail Locations" tab and search by your ZIP Code, or go to the Online store tab to order from our digital-store retailers.

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Why is Unker's hard to find in my area?

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Even with new retailers joining the Unker's family each week, there's still a lot of territory out there.  Our goal is to have Unker's products in every small town through big city all across the U.S.A.

Next time you visit your local pharmacy, physician, chiropractor, hardware store or any local business, ask the store owner to carry our products and contact us at 1-888-866-2843.

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What's the difference between Unker's salve and NATURub?

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Unker's is sold in the original salve format, while NATURub is the concentrated liquid form of the formaula.  It's concentrated and greaseless.  Customers enjoy having a preference over which format to apply, depending upon the type and location of the pain/symptom.  All of our salves and NATURub® contain the same pure essential oils from the original Unker's formula. 

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What is the shelf life of Unker's Therapeutic Salve?  What about NATURub Spray?

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Because Unker's products use pure essential oils and no chemicals, the shelf life is indefinite.  We've had customers send us a 20 years old jar and you could still smell the menthol!

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Can I use Unker's salve internally?

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Unker's products are for topical and external use only.  Do NOT ingest.

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Where are good places to keep Unker's Medicated Salve?

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There are a lot of places we recommend keeping Unker’s Multi-Purpose Medicated Products handy, including:

Car’s glove compartment

Purse

Tool box

Camping/fishing gear

Night stand

Medicine cabinet

Sports bags

Gym lockers

Motorcycle saddle bags  

You never know when you might need it!

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Can I use Unker's Salve or NATURub Spray in my vaporizer?

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Yes, either one will work well.  We also recommend putting some salve or spray in a pan of water and placing on the stove to enjoy vaporizing steam throughout the home.

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Can I use Unker's on my infant or toddler?

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We recommend consulting your physician for children under 2 years old.  For children older than 2 years, apply the salve to the child's back and bottoms of their feet for colds, flu and sore throats.

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Is Unker's Salve and NATURub spray safe for my livestock?

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Absolutely!  Use the salve or spray on all animals and livestock (dogs, cats, birds, horses, cows, etc.) as they can experience some of the same symptoms as we do.  Our products help to relieve the pain and soreness from muscles aches, arthritis, cuts, any joint pain, use on your cow's udders, rub on horse's tendons to relieve the stiffness and when used on the bridge of a horse’s nose the flies’ stay away.  Your animals will love you for it!

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What sizes of NATURub do you carry?

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NATURub is manufactured in the following sizes:

1 oz. bottle has about 200 applications

2 oz. bottle has about 400 applications

4 oz. bottle has about 800 applications

We also offer NATURub in a convenient roll-on applicator bottle.

NATURub is highly concentrated and a little goes a long way but provides the same pain relief as our salves.

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What are some suggested uses for Unker's salve?

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Below are some uses for Unker's salve. You can see that it is an amazing, all-purpose salve!

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Bee stings and bug bites
  • Burns
  • Dry cracked and bleeding skin
  • Soreness from exercise or sports injuries
  • Sinus congestions and headaches
  • Migraine headaches,
  • Coughs, colds and flu
  • Throat and chest congestion
  • Dry skin
  • Ear aches
  • Arthritis Pain and joint ailments
  • Leg cramps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Shingles
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Pets and livestock (helps in healing sores, cuts as well as muscles)
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What do I use for a sinus headache?

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If you suffer from headaches or migraines, then you know how debilitating that can be. Try NATURub roll-on.  Apply the product across your forehead at the first sign of a headache for an all-natural alternative, and reap the benefits of pain relief.

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I have pain all over my body in almost every joint. What can I do?

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Many customers have told us that they will apply our salve to all the places that hurt and then take a warm bath.  The combination of our essentials oils and the heat of the water gives them deep penetrating relief that lasts for hours.

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Will using Unker's products interfere with my medications?

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No.  Our products are topical and do not have any harmful chemicals or toxins.  However, be sure to check the ingredients in case you are allergic to one of the essential oils. And always check with your physician if you are unsure.

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Can I purchase single jars from you?

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No; we ship only by the case to our retailer partners. As customers, you can find single jars and bottles of our products at our brick-and-mortar and online retail locations. Plus, many retailers can ship directly to you.

"To God Be the Glory"