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Tigerbalm - Handmade muscle balm a la Tiger - warming balm - joint, muscle pain, tension, cold - Made in Switzerland


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    Tiger Balm

    Handmade balm a la Tiger

    In 1870, a druggist in the city of Rangoon (Myanmar, formerly Burma) developed a Far Eastern ointment that became famous under the name "Tiger Balm". They are mainly used for joint and muscle pain, tension, colds and headaches. Tiger balm has been used as a proven remedy for generations.

    I worked on the recipe for this balm for a long time. My recipe contains a variety of essential oils such as cajeput, camphor, peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon bark and clove. In addition, an olive oil macerate with chilli, virgin coconut oil and Swiss beeswax.

    Main components

    Camphor oil, from the camphor tree (related to the cinnamon tree), has a stimulating effect on the circulation, relieves cramps and promotes blood circulation in your skin. It finds its main application in cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and rheumatic pain.

    Cajeput oil is considered particularly mild, but has a very expectorant effect and is supposed to clear our respiratory tract. In addition to its strong antiseptic and antiviral effects, cajeput oil is also known for its pain-relieving properties.

    Peppermint oil has a cooling and refreshing effect. The refreshing effect of the oil from the peppermint plant awakens the spirit. Thus, the peppermint oil also has a concentration-increasing and invigorating effect on our body.

    Eucalyptus oil, especially the substance cineole, can release stuck mucus from the bronchi and sinuses. At the same time, it promotes the removal of the secretion, which makes it easier to cough up the mucus. The oil of eucalyptus also has a slightly antispasmodic effect, inhibits the growth of bacteria on the skin and mucous membrane. It also has a cooling effect.

    Clove oil is said to stimulate the immune system. The essential oil from the clove has an antibacterial and also an antiviral effect on your body. The essential oil from the clove has a stimulating, warming and invigorating effect on us. It stimulates blood circulation and can increase your blood pressure. It is also promised a disinfecting and cramp-relieving effect.

    Cinnamon essential oil has a very strong effect on our immune system and is said to strengthen our defenses. The antiviral and antibacterial effect of cinnamon oil has also proven itself in the cold season. On our body, the essential oil of the cinnamon tree has a stimulating, invigorating, warming effect and promotes blood circulation. Essential oil from the bark of the cinnamon tree is known for its pain-relieving, cramp-relieving and antirheumatic effects. The essential cinnamon oil is very popular for sore muscles and pain in the muscles. The oil from the clove is also popular for warming up during sporting activities.

    Vegan: Yes
    Weight: approx. 30g
    All my products are handmade, so size, color and weight may vary.


    The effectiveness of the balm is only given when used correctly. In order for the balm to fully unfold its effect, it should be rubbed with circular movements on the painful area until a feeling of warmth arises. This indicates that the product is taking effect. The subsequent feeling of freshness confirms that the balm has been used correctly. If necessary, the application can be done 2 to 3 times a day.

    What do you have to pay attention to?

    My balm a la Tiger contains many essential oils, which is why it should not come into contact with the mucous membranes. Avoid contact with the eyes and the eye contour area.
    Use in children, during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended!!!
    Do not apply to wounds or eczematous skin.
    Do not use the balm if you are allergic to any of the essential oils or their contents. If in doubt, perform a patch test.


    Keep out of reach of children.
    Store at room temperature (15-25 °C)


    Olive Chili Macerate (Olea Europaea Oil Macerate) Coconut Oil (Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter) Beeswax (Cera Alba) Essential Oil Blend

    Allergens naturally present in essential oil: Benzyl Bezoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Citronellol, Eugenol, D-Limonene, Linalool

    Please note
    At Vivi Soaps, we are not medical professionals and do not claim that the use of our products could have a positive effect on pre-existing physical and/or mental illnesses. The information in our listings relates to the properties of certain ingredients used in the product.
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    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Care instructions

    Tips to extend the life of your soap

    Place your soap in a bowl that will drain (not flat on the tile or in a non-draining bowl!) And make sure it doesn't get wet between uses. This is optional, but it will definitely help your soap last longer

    How long do your soaps mature?

    My soaps mature 4 to 6 weeks open on the shelf so that they can dry well. My pure olive oil soap needs to mature for at least 6 months or more.

    What do you use titanium dioxide for?

    I use titanium dioxide to lighten the soap, depending on the raw materials, the natural soap can be green, yellow or brown. In nature, titanium dioxide is widespread in the form of the minerals rutile and ilmenite (together with iron). Titanium dioxide is non-toxic and not harmful to water.

    Which soap for extremely dry skin?

    All of my natural soaps are suitable for dry skin. Milk soaps in particular are ideal for dry skin.

    PH of soaps, don't they dry out the skin?

    Definitely no. Natural soaps (please do not confuse them with industrial soaps) are always basic. The pH value is 8.5 - 10. This is absolutely harmless to our skin. Amniotic fluid. E.g. has a pH value of 8.5 and let's be honest, is there a more beautiful and softer skin than baby skin?

    What is NaOH?

    NaOH aka caustic soda or sodium hydroxide is an essential ingredient in soap production. Our lye is made from common table salt dissolved in water, and electrodes add electricity to the mixture, creating chloride, hydrogen and lye. This material has been used in natural soap production for centuries. When used correctly, it can help make safe natural products. However, according to European cosmetic laws, you will not find sodium hydroxide on our labels as it is not included in the end products.

    Can children use natural soaps?

    Yeah sure! Children in particular benefit from the mild cleaning and natural care

    Custom and personalized orders

    Yes, of course I can. Just contact me directly, then we can discuss it.

    Versendest du auch ausserhalb der Schweiz?

    Ja ich versende auch in andere Länder. Leider kann ich dies nicht kostenlos anbieten!

    Es können Zölle und Einfuhrgebühren fällig werden. Bitte informiert euch über die gesetzlichen Bedienungen in eurem Land.

    Where do your raw materials come from?

    It is very different. Raw materials such as rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, hemp oil, goat and sheep milk, honey, herbs and plants come from Switzerland.
    Well-known raw materials such as coconut oil, shea butter, babassu oil, olive oil, grape seed oil etc. are often very transparent and easily traceable (fair trade etc.) available from wholesalers in the respective country. I don't use palm oil.

    I try to avoid other raw materials or to reduce their consumption. Often I have to rely on my feelings. Transparency is important to me so that I and my customers can decide yes or no.