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Powerhouse Salve aka “Waaah”

(18 customer reviews)


Name: Powerhouse Salve (aka Waaah)

Purpose: Soothing support for occasional joint and muscle soreness

Size: 2 oz

Developed by: Blends by Ruth Nelson and DeRu Extracts


Ruth and Dedi had a couple of products that have had great synergy when used together during tougher times.  A few months ago, we had a customer laughiningly post that she'd love for use to make them into a single product . . .

Ruth and I talked, I sent her my master blend for Ache Away Extreme and she altered her formula for her infamous salve (Super Salve) to incorporate the trauma oil and the new master blend . . .

And we sent out little testers (oh my how adorable those babies were . . .

The feedback has been awesome!  Folks are loving Powerhouse (aka Waaah)!  So, Charlene . . . here you go!  Your fantasy product has become a reality!

Ingredients: Emu Oil, Tamanu Oil, Trauma Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Hemp Extract*, Frankincense Oil, Black Pepper Oil, Copaiba Oil, Hops Oil, Boswellic Acid Powder, Helichrysum Oil, Roman Chamomile Oil, Plai Oil, Lecithin

*sourced from Industrial Hemp

We source only pure essential oils, all carriers are unrefined and organic when available.


18 reviews for Powerhouse Salve aka “Waaah”

  1. Michele (verified owner)

    I was a bit disappointed in how small the item was. I definitely should have read everything thoroughly. It did help with my carpal tunnel pain. An slides on quite easy. Unfortunately it didn’t help my husband but he extreme pain.

    • Dedi Thorne (verified owner)

      We’d like to note that the item purchased here was the sample size.

  2. Michele Foulks (verified owner)

    This has helped by lower back greatly. I wish it was a spray so I could apply myself to my shoulders.

  3. Teresa (verified owner)

    This balm is a potent pain reliever! I really like that I can swipe it over painful areas and it melts instantly in to my skin. The smell is very pleasing; doesn’t smell medicinal at all.

  4. lolination (verified owner)

    It works very well for pain.

  5. Faith (verified owner)

    This stuff is heaven sent. I get cramps in my feet and legs at night and this really helps them to go away. I even like the scent, so it’s a win, win

  6. Jessica Rodriguez (verified owner)

    I initially ordered this salve for my De Quervain’s tenosynovitis issue after contacting DeRu and asking for advice on what would be best to try. I received a response very quickly and the advice was given exceeded all my expectations- they really care about you and the safe usage of EO’s. Going back to the salve. It has helped me tremendously since I started using it in my wrist. I don’t care for the scent but that’s not important to me. Anyway, yesterday I was hit very hard on my shoulder by a big branch. We had the tree cutters at my house and I unfortunately stepped outside while one branch came flying down towards me. It hurt pretty badly and I was sure it would bruise. I immediately went inside to not only seek shelter but also apply some of this salve. In no time my pain was gone. The next day I was just a little sore but to my surprise there was no bruise. This salve is like magic. Try it for yourself. You won’t regret it!

  7. deboraheisa (verified owner)

    Another first for me and I love it! The consistency is just right and it glides on so easily without and drag. I love using this for the tightness I tend to have in my neck and shoulders due to incorrect posture. I have also used this on my jaw for discomfort from teeth clenching/TMJ issues.

  8. Christina Winton (verified owner)

    Excellent combination of ingredients and I love having the little travel stick in my purse for back or head aches when I’m away from home.

  9. Diane Starner (verified owner)

    I was using the ‘regular’ salve and putting Waaah on top, then these wonderful ladies combined the relief into one tube! I love this salve, and my husband discovered how well it works. He is getting his own tube now. I don’t mind sharing, but you know how guys can be about putting things back where (and how) they should be! This is one product I simply have to have on hand at all times!

  10. Jayna (verified owner)

    Amazing! My entire right arm is always painful with carpal tunnel. I get almost immediate relief when I apply the power house. The smell is heaven!

  11. Rebecca (verified owner)

    Tried bc I was desperate for relief. Works incredibly & is now a staple in our household.

  12. Jennifer (verified owner)

    This salve is INCREDIBLE! I was fortunate enough to receive a sample of it. I was already using Ache Away Extreme and the CBD salve, layering them on. Both products are effective alone, but something magical happens when they’re combined. I have costcochondritis that causes sever chest and upper back pain, it causes my whole upper body to hurt. My doctor prescribed anti-inflammatory medicine, which I don’t want to take. I started seeing a chiropractor and although it has helped, I still have episodes of pain. I tried every pain lotion, cream, and salve, and nothing touched the pain, until I found CDB salve and Ache Away Extreme. They worked so well and I knew this salve would be amazing. It is! I ordered the full size as soon as it became available. I am so thankful for this salve!!! It’s easier and quicker to apply one product. I highly recommend this for pain.

  13. Charlene (verified owner)

    I had bought Super Salve ( Blends By Ruth Nelson (now DeRu Extracts)) and Ache Away Extreme ( by Terrae Oleum (now DeRu Extracts)). They work very well for pain in their own right. But one night I decided I needed a little more so I first applied Ache Away Extreme and then Super Salve on top. Rubbed in real well. Went to bed and got up and a few hours later I was thinking, hey I’m not hurting like I was when I went to bed! I thought WOW! That’s some good stuff! And what convinced me even more was one day my husband came home from work. He had fell from a piece of heavy equipment ( a loader, he’s a Logger). Well, his foot got caught in the step when he fell and he was hanging upside down while all the weight from his body caught his calve in a position where, first of all, he hit it hard! and then the pressure that was put on his calve from hanging until he could get up right and out of that position did a lot of pulling and straining on his muscle. He is not one to go to the doctor. He is not one to take anything for pain unless you buy it from over the counter. He had an accident a couple of years before (where he got hit in the other calve ) from a tree someone was trying to load on a truck. He did go to the doctor, more than once for that! There was really nothing they could do and he limped for months and the bruises he had and kept for months were awful. It took a very long time for it to heal and for him to be able to walk without limping or pain. So to get back on point here……..he came home after he had hurt his calve for this second time. So instead of wasting his time to go to the doctor ( because they were absolutely no help the first time) I asked him to let me put these two blends on his leg. He let me! SURPRISED ME! I could barely touch his leg without him wincing in pain. The muscle was very hard. But we managed to get both on. He layed down and propped it up and used a heating pad. He leaves for work way before I get up in the morning, When he got home the next evening and showers he comes and props him foot up where I am sitting and just stands there. I look up at him like what do you want? He said put on what you did last night. So while I was putting it on, he was talking about how when they usually cut their self at work or smash something they tell each other to just go to the truck and get some Waaah ( calling each other cry babies) Salve and put it on and get back to work. I got tickled at what they called it and how men are to each other. If it had been a cut Keith( my husband ) would have stuck it in a bucket of diesel fuel and went on about his work…….. So for the next couple of weeks this was our routine. Then I noticed where he wasn’t limping any more. He didn’t need me to apply the blends any more. He didn’t even hardly bruise! And believe me, he knew after going months the first time trying to do what the docs said and it still took months to get around without limping and the bruising to go away and this time it was 2 weeks of applying these blends and he was back to normal! I seen what this could do! I already knew what it could do for my back and neck but when he had the two very similar accidents happen and what we used this second time ( Super Salve and Ache Away Extreme) there was no denying how awesome these blends really are! That’s when I jokenly ( wishing!) mentioned to Deidi how these worked so good together they should see if they could combine them into one. And the name “Waaah” would be the perfect name coming from a bunch of Loggers who just say alright you baby, go on over to the truck and get you some Waaah Salve and get back to it! And now it’s just one small compact tube for them to keep up with. I’m sorry this is so long! And Deidi if it is please erase or cut it down to size. I just thought people should know how absolutely wonderful this product really is! SEEING the difference it made in the healing of Keith.’s leg. It still amazes me!

  14. Tracy (verified owner)

    I received my salve today and immediately used it on my chronic neck pain. Wow! It works, and works well! Thank you, I’ll order again.

  15. Karen Dobson (verified owner)

    Tremendous! This is a “must-have” for any pain arsenal. Each product works well alone truly, but together~double wham! I conducted a personal study on my, easily reproducible due to over-use, distance running, etc., low back pain. My spinal compression pain, which has been evaluated by several trusted medical physicians, can significantly impact my life and nursing work activities. Such pain has confined me to bed rest for days in the past requiring medication. Each product has eased the pain/ stiffness, applying the Powerhouse salve prior to bed has actually allowed me to sleep through the night. Layering AcheAway Extreme and Super Salve is effective however as with many things a combined product is even that much better. Applying it before work in the morning, I have actually gone hours not even thinking about the pain. So amazing!

  16. Linda (verified owner)

    I was one of the very fortunate ones to be asked to test this formula before it’s release. I suffer from various types and locations of severe pain…all the time. Historically, nothing has helped – including drugs. Then Ache Away Extreme entered my life, and helps tremendously with the full body flu-like aches that come with my chronic condition. I ALWAYS have it with me.

    Now, this Powerhouse Salve – Waaah!! I’m so thrilled!!
    Here are a few of my results:

    While crocheting, my hands and arms were hurting terribly with a very sharp pain. I applied Waaah! and INSTANTLY the pain was gone!!

    I had severe nerve pain in my right upper arm – all around it. Applied Waaah (while getting ready to Waaah myself!) and in 10-15 min the pain was 100% GONE!!!

    I applied to super sharp pain just above my right knee. Gone!

    These kind of results just don’t happen with me, ever, with anything (other than Ache Away Extreme). It’s truly amazing that Terrae Oleum (now DeRu Extracts) and Blends By Ruth Nelson are able to create this gem. It’s amazing, and a true blessing.

    I highly recommend this product!!

  17. Patty Fick (verified owner)

    I love both of the products that are combined in this “Waaah” Salve. I have been layering them for about a year but now in this one product I get so much relief. I love this salve!! It has helped greatly for my headaches, fibromyalgia and nerve pain.

  18. Rosemary (verified owner)

    This salve is very effective. I have found it relieves my lower back issues. It works quickly and is long lasting. My husband, the skeptic, was impressed with this salve as well. He is a carpenter, and has issues with his shoulders. I am extremely happy with Waaah!

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Powerhouse Salve Safety Info

Store your salve in a cool, dark place. Your salve has a shelf life of about 1 year as long as it is not overheated.

There are few reports of adverse effects from topical application. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water if this product gets in the eye. A patch test is suggested.

According to Tisserand and Young, there are no known hazards or contraindications with the oils used in Powerhouse Salve. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (December 2, 2013). Reading the full profile for oils used in Powerhouse Salve is highly recommended by your DeRu Extracts staff.

Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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