White Flower Oil
A pungent combination of essential oils, White Flower Analgesic Balm is a natural herbal pain reliever. Add a few drops to your bath or foot soak, and breathe in the floral scent to help relieve stress, clear sinuses, and relax the entire body.
White Flower Oil was invented in Penang, Malaysia by Gan Geok Eng, who began selling the oil in 1927. A combination of menthol, eucalyptus, wintergreen, camphor, lavender, and peppermint, the oil actually contains no flowers, white or otherwise. The name comes from the inventor's favorite bud, the white narcissus daffodil.
As for where the formula came from, that remains a mystery. Stephen Gan, the son of the inventor and executive director at his father's company, told the South China Morning Post:
My father told me he got it from a German doctor on a cruise ship, but he told other stories to my brothers. One was that it’s a family recipe from my grandfather. Who invented it, we don’t know.
Regardless of where it comes from, White Flower Oil is an essential addition to your self-care routine.