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How does Unker's work?

Unker's salves and sprays use natural essential oils (eucalyptus, wintergreen, pine needle, camphor, and menthol) to relieve aches, pains, colds, coughs, and more.

What is Unker's used for?

Pain Relief

Unker's contains menthol which is known to have a cooling effect on the skin, and eucalyptus oil which is known for its ability to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain when applied topically. For muscle pain relief, apply Unker’s Rub topically to the painful or sore areas.

Cold and Cough Relief

Unker’s contains camphor essential oil, known as a natural decongestant and cough suppressant. When applied topically on the chest, it can help relieve cough and cold systems for a good nights rest. For cough and congestion relief, apply Unker’s Rub to the chest and bottoms of the feet (and then put socks on) before bed. Our Unker's Spray contains only essential oils so you can put 10 drops in a vaporizer for an aromatherapeutic effect.

Bite and Itch Relief

The cooling effect from menthol can sooth itchy bug bites and bee stings, while the eucalyptus in Unker's works as an anti-inflammatory for swelling skin. For bug bite relief, apply Unker’s Rub topically to itchy and swollen areas.

Headache Relief

Eucalyptus and wintergreen have been studied for their effects on headaches. Apply a small amount of Unker's Roll-on to the temples and base of the neck. Be careful to not rub it your eyes. If you don't have the Roll-on applicator, put a small amount of Unker's Spray on your finger tips and rub it into the same areas. Wash your hands thoroughly after.

Sports Recovery

Unker's Therapeutic Products can be used to help soothe sore muscles and promote faster recovery after physical activity, making it a popular choice among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. For sports recovery, apply Unker’s Spray for highly concentrated relief on sore muscles and joints.

Relaxation Massage

Unker's Therapeutic Products can be used during massage to provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Dilute several drops of Unker’s Spray into a carrier or massage oil of your choice for relaxation and pain relief.

Joint Pain Relief

Unker's Therapeutic Products can be used to provide relief from joint pain, making daily activities easier and more comfortable. Unker’s contains menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus, which are known for their anti-inflammatory effects. For arthritis relief, apply Unker’s Rub or Spray to inflamed joints.

It's important to note that while these products may provide temporary relief from the symptoms of inflammation, they are not intended to be used as a substitute for medical treatment. If you are experiencing chronic or severe inflammation, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.


Unker's is for topical use only. These statements in this post have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consult a physician before using on children under age 12 or during pregnancy. Nothing on this website or blog is meant to supply professional medical advice, diagnose, or suggest treatment for any symptoms or medical issues you may experience. This website is for informational purposes and not to replace professional medical or emergency care.


Since 1982, Unker's has been "Your Medicine Cabinet in a Jar." We are a family owned and operated business, and pride ourselves on using high quality ingredients and manufacturing our products in the USA.

We have manufactured Unkers salves and sprays since 1982.



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