WHAT TO USE OINTMENT OR OIL?
The most popular form is spruce resin
ointment, it contain also beeswax and vegetable vaseline
(made from palm and coconut) with know beneficial effect on
the skin besides vegetable oils. The need for spruce resin
oil appeared for persons who uses bigger quantities of
ointment or with persons using it to massage bigger parts of
the body (whole back, etc). The products are almost
identical in the amount of spruce resin content.
feeling might appear sometimes at the beginning of usage due
to increased blood circulation.
bandages for muscles and joint are used make sure it is not
away from the children.
at dry, possible dark places, at room temperature.
use the ointment after the expiration date.
might have allergic reaction (minor) to components of spruce
resin. It appears as contact dermatitis (itching). If this
happens stop using spruce ointment or oil and dermatitis will
disappear immediately. Research from Fregert, et al.
(1963) included 1247 patients, which were in contact with
spruce salve. Only 5,5%
patients showed allergic reaction appearing as minor contact
dermatitis. Due to many advantages of spruce resin ointment
some people reported they used it despite occasional minor
S. Fregert, et al., Journal of
Allergy, Volume 34, Issue 5, 1963; 404 - 408