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We use only Australian Certified Organic preservatives at Medera, so you can rest easy knowing your skincare is safe.


Every formula is made with a deep understanding of naturopathy, herbalism, chemistry, and biology.


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100ml Topical pain relief

Tiger Oil


About this

This bottle is potent topical pain relief for sore, overworked muscles. This ancient tried and tested formula was once used by the Chinese Emperor — so consider the test of time well and truly conquered. This is how to deal with pains on the outside without hurting your insides.

About you

You're an athlete or a tradesman or an arborist or a full-time mum. Aches and pains are part of everyday life, but you don't want medication be part of everyday life. You like to take care of the muscles that move you around this world and you like them feeling flexible and dexterous, even between workouts.


Key Features

  • Heating and cooling sensation
  • Reduces neck pain
  • Numbs aching muscles

Tiger Oil is both heating and cooling in nature. Its dual effect is part of what makes it effective, creating sensations on the skin that numb muscular aches and pains. It is also relieving in nature, in that it alleviates pain and soreness in muscles.


Tiger Oil's primary effects are caused by the aromatic compounds in its formula. Essential oil makes up 30% of this bottle and together they form a clever trick of nature. The effects created by these aromatic compounds on the skin create heating and cooling effects that trick nerve endings. While nerve endings are responding to the stimulus on the skin, they stop responding to other stimuli that might be causing pain. Examples of these include kaempherol, menthol, lyoniresinol, and eucalyptol.

Ricinoleic acid, the active compound of the castor oil component of this oil, also has pain relieving effects using very similar mechanisms as the aromatic compounds just mentioned.


Medera Apothecary has prepared two extractions for this formula. St John's Wort and camphor-infused oils are prepared as oil infusions, where the plant material macerated in MCT oil under a constant, controlled temperature for a period of time. For St John's Wort, we use the flowers and leaves, and for camphor, we use raw camphor wax and infuse it into the oil. We keep the temperature low so that none of the plant compounds are damaged in the process.

None of the information on this page is intended to replace professional medical advice. For personal blends or an herbal consultation, get in touch through the Contact page.


Tiger Oil is for anybody who experiences minor aches and pains and wants a botanical way to deal with it. Tiger Oil contains a high concentration of essential oils and shouldn't be used by children. It should be kept out of reach of children. Tiger Oil is 100% plant-derived and can be enjoyed by vegans.


Use Tiger Oil whenever minor muscular aches and pains are getting in the way.


To use, massage a liberal amount into the affected area. Wait a few minutes for the warming sensation to arise on the skin. Use more as necessary.

  • Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort)-infused MCT oil
  • Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor)-infused MCT oil
  • Castor oil
  • Essential oils of cajeput, clove, cassia, cornmint, and eucalyptus (at concentration 30%)

All ingredients are 100% traceable and unadulterated. Medera aims to manufacture products with ingredients and supplies from Australia. However, some herbs are not grown locally or are not grown to organic standards. Therefore, Medera sometimes uses herbs of non-Australian origin. Medera is 100% transparent about the sourcing of each and every ingredient in each and every product.

The Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor)-infused MCT oil is made with Cinnamomum camphora harvested from Kerala, India.

The Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort)-infused MCT oil is made with Hypericum perforatum aerial parts wildcrafted on the East coast of Australia.

All other ingredients are sourced from Australian suppliers.

Medera's biophotonic glass jars are made in Switzerland and sourced from Australian suppliers.

One of the beautiful things about shopping for botanical products at Medera is that you can do a beautiful thing for the world and the environment.

Medera's product comes to you with absolutely zero plastic. Every last detail of Medera's packaging is plastic-free:

  • Biophotonic glass jars
  • Compostable bubble mailers
  • Cardboard shipping boxes
  • Greenwrap or biodegradable bubble wrap
  • Compostable sticky tape

Medera makes a huge effort to purchase from suppliers that also boycott plastic so that Medera doesn't produce a lot of waste making products for its customers.

Medera chose biophotonic glass jars for its packaging because of its unique ability to block UV light. UV light degrades compounds in botanical materials, especially aromatic ones. Oils are also prone to rancidity after exposure to UV light. Biophotonic glass jars mean that your jar of tea or body oil can sit right on the bench without being compromised by light (such as what happens with amber bottles). They should be reused when you've finished indulging in their insides because they're high quality glassware.

All compostable packaging products can be composted at home. Simply use them the exact same way you would compost your green waste, and they will break down into organic biomass. The Greenwrap can be recycled like any other cardboard.

We think about every step in the manufacture process and try to innovate a new way of doing things at every step of the way. We know that every part of the manufacture process has a footprint including transport, packaging and delivery. We aim to reduce that footprint in every way possible — and we're always excited to tell you how we did it.

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