Product Primer: White Flower Analgesic Balm

Product Primer: White Flower Analgesic Balm


White Flower Oil is indicated for temporary relief of aches and pains of the muscles and joints, such as:

  • Problems of backache, arthritis, sprains, bruises, and strains;
  • It has also been found useful for headache and neck ache.
Typically, it is applied three times a day.


Our White Flower Analgesic Balm comes in several bottle sizes, the common ones being the large 20 ml bottle, and the small 2.5 ml bottle, ideal for carrying around for use at any time.

Although not strictly an emergency remedy only, White Flower Analgesic Balm, with its strong aromatic herbs will quickly relieve pain from acute sprains or strains, open sinuses, alleviate a headache, and stop itching from insect bites.

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The product is a blend of several essential oils and active ingredients from plant oils, according to the following formulation:

Wintergreen 40%
Eucalyptus 18%
Peppermint 15%
Menthol 15%
Camphor 6%
Lavender 6%
  • Wintergreen oil is mainly comprised of methyl salicylate. 
  • Peppermint oil is a source of menthol, and there is additional menthol added.
  • Camphor is an aromatic oil originally derived from the camphor tree.
  • The oils are imported from France, China and Australia, and meet the standards set forth by the British Pharmacopoeia, Chinese Pharmacopoeia, International Fragrance Association, or Research Institute of Fragrance Material.
  • Our White Flower Oil meets Good Manufacturing Standards of Australia and is certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


The product was developed in 1927 by Gan Geog Eng, a resident of Singapore.

The oil was originally made only for private use, but family friends and acquaintances tried it out and liked it so much they convinced Mr. Gan to produce it on a commercial basis.

He called it Pak Fah Yeow (also written Bai Hua You, which means white flower oil), named for his favorite flower, the white narcissus.



  • For muscle strain, apply immediately and directly to the affected area. Avoid any broken or significantly inflamed skin.
  • White Flower is indicated for bruising and sprains. Again, rub directly into the affected area. For recovery, apply three times daily until healed.
  • A drop or two along the sides of the nose will open the sinuses.
  • To clear nasal congestion, inhale after adding a few drops to hot steaming water.
  • A drop or two on the temples or forehead will calm a headache. Massage the temples or forehead to work it in and get relief.
  • For itching mosquito or other bug bites, a drop applied directly or with a cotton ball will do it.
  • Stiff neck? Backache? Chest congestion? Joint pain? Put a few drops on palms & rub together. Then, rub into affected area/s.
  • A few drops into hot water make a relaxing soak for tired feet.
  • Stomach pain, menstrual cramps, gas and constipation may all be relieved with a few drops rubbed into the abdomen.
  • Try a drop on the temples, behind the ears, on the belly, or inside the wrist for motion and travel sickness to stop or control nausea and dizziness.

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