Welcome to RubItOn.
We are part of a family business based in Christchurch and have built a custom stand-alone filtered air lab for safe production of our herbal remedies.
Kevin, 80, is joined in this by his wife Felicity, 52, a Priest at St Chad's Anglican Church Linwood. Her blogsite is here: https://revfelicity.org/
Kevin nearly became a chemist but life took another path and is an Accountant among everything else. Felicity is a musician and gardener with a keen interest in natural remedies.
Growing up in Wellington Kevin's mother introduced him to Pascoe the Herbalist who had a shop in Manners Street. Later those products inspired him to produce remedies for his own family use. Nits and nappy rash have all had to be dealt with. Seven children have given plenty of opportunity for practice.
In 2016 Kevin was on opiates daily for knees and hip arthritis and had xrays to prove he couldn't walk 200m. (He could barely do 50m.)
RubItOn came about accidentally. We had been using Aus. Tea Tree Oil (that takes out staph. at only 1 part in 1500) and wanted to deal with the pain and nuisance of cuts and infections. Kevin began looking at traditional essential oils and made up a balm and applied it to himself. So? Not much happened but after a week arthritis pain began to lessen and seemed to be gone after about three. The tramidol were not needed. When was the next application required?
The next application was never required. Any top-us has been so rare as not to be counted as such. A long 2hr. celebratory freedom walk around the Botanic Gardens a few weeks later caused extreme back pain. That resulted in RubItOn Plus which applied over 3 days progressively reduced pain to nil. Acting in minutes it is now our get-up-and-go-to-work herbal remedy for muscle and other pains.
We began giving this to friends and family with similar reports and some new ones. A nurse has had bad eczema brought under control and psoriasis more tolerable; including the pesky itch which woke Kevin up from scratching in his sleep.
Testing and to you
Everything we are offering has been tested by use over time. Our preparations are novel but the selected herbals are "generally regarded as safe" by international regulators. We also have to follow NZ law . Our herbal use complies with the List under the Australian Therapeutic Goods Act which is respected in NZ.
All the plant oils we have chosen have modern lab research verifying their vast and peculiar medicinal properties. The ancients had chosen wisely. In general they been tested as equal or superior to common commercial choices not just in effectiveness but lack of side effects. Some of these background papers are available on this site to justify our claims.
"First do no harm"
This injuction has been forefront. Much has been rejected. Dosage has been arrived at by studying scientific literature and testing--some of it personal. Preparations have used in our eyes and on delicate tissues so we know the risks of accidental or deliberate application. We want to help not harm. We will only offer what we be believe to be safe. Our herbals have too wide a range of usefulness to merely class them as "antiseptics" although most active ingredients have some of that property. That indirectly mean that we have to consult with users before advising them.
We now feel compelled to offer these to others who may benefit as well. We can make no promises but arthritic hands may be uncurled, pain rapidly relieved, skin cared for, psoriasis and eczema made more comfortable and infection stopped.
All comments are welcome.