Panaway® is our go-to oil for topical application after a hard workout.
Athletes and active people all over the world rely on this essential oil blend to comfort and maintain muscle tissue and bone health.
Every since Gary Young developed this formula many years ago, other essential oil companies have been trying to copy it. Luckily, the planet’s most potent, therapeutic essential oils are available to Young Living members only. (Not a member yet? Grab a kit and join the family!)
You know you’re not just getting the original formula for Panaway, but also the highest quality of each individual oil.
The best way to describe Panaway® is to describe the different oils in this wonderful blend:
Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen Essential Oil has a refreshing, minty, slightly sweet aroma and feels stimulating and invigorating when applied directly to the skin, or in lotions and other ointments. Wintergreen is wonderful after active work and play.
One of the powerful constituents in this essential oil is the naturally occurring methyl salicylate, which you’ll also find in other Young Living products like Panaway, Deep Relief™, and Ortho Ease® and Ortho Sport® Massage Oils. It’s also a key ingredient in a supplement called BLM™, made for joint and bone health and fluid movement.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil is another therapeutic oil when applied topically and taken internally (Peppermint Vitality). Popular uses are listed in this previous post. It wakes up the mind and the senses, feels tingly and fresh, yet brings about a sense of peace. You’ll feel a distinct cold-hot sensation when you put it on your skin. That’s nature’s way of reminding you to reach for it for a sports massage or whenever you are dragging through a slow afternoon.
This versatile essential oil is also a true pick-me-up when you put it on the back of your neck, or your temples. Just put a drop on your palms and inhale it. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth and just b-r-e-a-t-h-e… You’ll feel focused and energized. No wonder it’s an essential oil included in so many YL products, like Panaway, Cool Azul® Pain Relief Cream and Deep Relief™ Roll On.
Note: Test on your skin before applying, and do not use on small children.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove Essential Oil’s warm, spicy scent soothes and uplifts. It’s an irresistible, strong, rich oil that contains eugenol, which comes from the flowers of a clove plant. This is rare among essential oils companies (others mostly use just the stems and leaves) but it makes our Clove EO potent enough for Young Living’s standards. You’ll find clove essential oil in the therapeutic-grade blend of Panaway, as well as others like ImmuPower™ and Thieves®.
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum Essential Oil is an exquisite and valuable plant, but the therapeutic-grade strain of this bushy yellow-flowing plant species is very picky about where it grows!
Gary Young brought seeds to Utah, and grew a beautiful (looking) crop of Helichrysum, but the plants lacked without the therapeutic integrity he was seeking. Now we have a farm in Croatia which produces the best Helichrysum, heavy in neryl acetate. This is the sweet, fruity, naturally occurring aromatic compound which supports the liver and nervous system.
The word Helichrysum comes from the Greek words helisso (turning around) and chrysos (gold), which a great description of what this essential oil can do. Use this for your skin to release toxins, and apply it topically directly over the part of the body you want to maintain.