Frequently Asked Questions
What are some common uses for Unker's Therapeutic Products?
Unker's Therapeutic Products are for topical use only, and should not be ingested or swallowed.
Apply Unker's for relief from muscle pain, joint pain, bee stings, headaches, sports injuries, sinus congestion, sore throat, colds, coughs and more.
For relief from coughing at bedtime: Apply Unker's Therapeutic Rub on the chest and bottom of the feet (then put socks on) before bed.
For relief from headaches and migraines: Apply Unker's Therapeutic Rub or Roll-on on the temples and back of the neck. Be careful to not rub the product in the eyes.
For more on how Unker's works, check out this blog post.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, illness, or other conditions. This website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.
What's the difference between Unker's Therapeutic Rub and Unker's Therapeutic Spray?
Unker’s Therapeutic Rub is the original product formula made with a USP Grade Snow White Petrolatum Base, that helps temporarily relieve muscle aches, joint pains, sinus pressure, colds, head aches, sore throats and coughs.
Unker’s Therapeutic Spray is a higher concentration of the formula in a liquid base without Petrolatum, for faster absorption and deeper penetration. In addition to the spray, this formula also comes in a roll-on applicator for on-the-go convenience.
Customers enjoy having a preference over which product format to use depending upon the type and location of the pain and symptom. Our Rub and Spray contain the same pure essential oils based on the original Unker’s formula.
How long has Unker's been around?
The original Unker's formula has been around since the early 1900's. In 1982, the original Unker's Rub formula was restored and the company has been expanding ever since. Over the years we've changed our labels, but not our recipes.
Where is Unker's made?
Unker's is proudly manufactured in the United States! Upton, Wyoming to be exact.
Is Unker's animal cruelty free?
Yes! Unker's does not test on animals.
Can I use Unker's on my child?
We recommend consulting with a physician for use on children under the age of 12.
Can I use Unker's if I'm pregnant?
We recommend consulting with a physician. The essentials oils of wintergreen, camphor, and pine needle can be considered toxic when pregnant.
Can I use Unker's on my pets and livestock?
For larger animals and livestock, our products help relieve pain and soreness from muscles aches, tendon stiffness, arthritis, cuts and joint pain. Our dairy farm customers have said they use our Unker's Rub on cow udders, and on the bridge of livestock’s nose it keeps flies away.
Consult with your veterinarian before using on smaller animals like dogs or cats. While 100% natural, essential oils like camphor and wintergreen are considered toxic to smaller pets.
Can I use Unker's if it expired?
While our customers have stated they have used Unker's beyond the expiration date, the essential oils may or may not weaken or lose effectiveness, so you may or may notice a difference in the strength of the product.
Will Unker's interfere with my medications?
Customers with known topical allergies, pregnant, or unsure about reactions with medications, should consult with a physician before using Unker's.
Is Unker's FDA approved?
The statements on our website have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, illness, or other conditions.
This website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. Always seek the advice from your physician prior to use. Testimonials on the website are from individuals and do not guarantee or imply the same results.
Unker's does not provide medical advice.
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