PanAway by Young Living is an essential oil blend designed to give you physical relief and rejuvenation.
A spritz in the morning can get you started for the day, with the bright and cheerful properties perfect for difficult mornings. Something else that might wake you up? The price!
PanAway is an expensive essential oil blend, with even a small bottle costing you upwards of $50. No matter how good the effects might be, some of us just can’t justify the price.
So, what do you do when you want to experience the magic of PanAway, on a smaller budget?
Why not try blending your own copycat recipe! With just four ingredients, you can put together your own PanAway-esque essential oil blend at home.
And you can do it for much cheaper! Read this guide to find out how to make your own PanAway, and similar blends you can buy for a bargain price.
Benefits Of PanAway Oil
PanAway Oil by Young Living has become the go-to essential oil blend for many people. The reason for this is the invigorating and pain relieving effects it can provide. PanAway is a wonderful blend for regular use.
PanAway is a rejuvenating blend that many like to use in the morning. The fresh scent is comforting, but also provides an exciting burst of energy.
Applied to pulse points with a carrier oil, PanAway can really get you going on an early morning.
Young Living also recommends using PanAway as a post-workout spritz. Dilute drops of PanAway oil, and spray it from head to toe after a shower. It will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to go, even after a hard workout.
PanAway works primarily to soothe muscles, thanks to the careful blend of oils. It can be massaged into the skin (with a carrier oil), to ease pains and cool aching muscles. Used after exercise, PanAway can revive tired bodies.
Young Living are the creators of PanAway, and one of the brands that a lot of us tried when first discovering essential oils.
Young Living operates as a multi-level marketing company (MLM), and recruits oil users to sell the product. Which is why you may have first discovered Young Living through your friends!
Young Living sells quality-assured oils which are distilled by a slow stream extraction procedure. We’re a big fan of some Young Living oils, especially the Thieves range.
However, Young Living is definitely one of the more expensive essential oil ranges. For that reason, we’ve made this copycat recipe for PanAway, that you can use at home.
So, that’s what PanAway can do. But what oils create these effects?
What Essential Oils Make Up PanAway?
The essentials oils used in the PanAway blend are:
- Wintergreen leaf oil (Gaultheria procumbens).
- Helichrysum flower oil (Helichrysum italicum).
- Clove bud oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).
- Peppermint oil (Mentha piperita).
Wintergreen oil is used to increase circulation, ease inflammation and reduce pain. Applied with a carrier oil, you’ll often feel a tingling and cooling sensation from wintergreen oil.
It’s used to soothe muscles that have been put to work.
Helichrysum is an oil that’s regularly used in first aid due to its medical benefits. Helichrysum can help to fight off colds, ease coughs, and even reduce inflammation.
This is a really rejuvenating oil that can help you feel and look brighter. Helichrysum is also pretty expensive, because it’s difficult to produce.
Clove bud oil is best known for its uses in reducing pain. With a strong and spicy scent, clove bud oil can help you feel awake and invigorated, and can assist with focus.
Clove bud oil is powerful, so it must be used in small amounts.
The final ingredient in PanAway is peppermint, which is an oil most of us will have some experience with.
Peppermint is a versatile oil, used for reducing pain, relieving stress, and improving focus. Applied to the skin with a carrier agent, peppermint oil is cooling and refreshing.
Hopefully, this guide will help you understand what makes up PanAway, and why those ingredients are necessary.
DIY Recipe For PanAway
The oils used in the PanAway blend are simple, and widely available. Putting together your own copycat blend is easy!
Begin with a 5ml glass bottle that’s clean, sterilized, and dry, with a tight-fitting lid. If you have an old essential oil bottle that’s empty, give it a good clean and make your blend in this!
Empty oil bottles are so useful that we keep a lot of them. They’re just so good for making blends in! Just make sure that they’re spotless, with no aroma hanging around from the old oil.
To make your own DIY essential oil copycat PanAway blend, combine the following:
- 40 drops of Wintergreen essential oil.
- 30 drops of Peppermint essential oil.
- 20 drops of Helichrysum essential oil.
- 10 drops of Clove Bud essential oil.
Altogether, this makes roughly 5ml of blend (if every drop equals roughly 1ml).
Once you’ve made your blend, you can use it in all the ways you would the PanAway original!
For quick application, use your blend to make a roller bottle! Add 10 to 15 drops of the blend to your bottle, then fill the bottle with fractionated coconut oil.
Click the topper into place, and give the bottle a shake to distribute the essential oils. This can then be applied to your temple, wrist, neck, chest, and the soles of your feet.
Or, scale those amounts up, and make a massage oil. This blend is fantastic for aching joints and muscles. Massage your DIY PanAway blend after a workout, to wake yourself up in the morning, or whenever you feel aches setting in.
For a post-workout spritz, combine one or two drops with a spray bottle of water. Spritz carefully across the body after a shower. Or add a couple of drops into your bath, and let the scents relax you.
And for the simplest method, gently breathe in the aroma of your blend.
Can You Save Money Creating Your Own Oil Blends?
Young Living is an expensive brand, and PanAway can cost over $50 for a 5ml bottle.
The blend we listed above cost around $60 for materials, and we have plenty left in the bottle to use in other blends.
In fact, we already had enough peppermint and clove bud on hand to use in this blend anyway! So, all we had to buy was the wintergreen and the helichrysum.
We like the Plant Therapy oils, because they’re a good price for high quality oils. We used these oils when making our calculations.
But if you want to save even more money, there are cheaper brands out there. And you can often grab a bargain by investing in a bigger bottle.
One of the real advantages to making your own blend is that you have the remaining oils on hand. We’d never tried making blends with helichrysum before, but now there’s half a bottle to experiment with.
By blending your own, you can also experiment with the exact measurements, for a perfectly tailored oil. Find the clove bud too strong?
Only add five drops! Can’t feel the effects of the peppermint? Try adding 40 drops of peppermint, and only 10 of helichrysum!
Overall, by making your own DIY blend of PanAway, you can save a lot of money.
Making your own blend is fun, but it can be messy and time-consuming. If you don’t fancy making your own blend of PanAway, you may be interested in a low-cost substitute.
Below, we’ve listed our favorite alternatives to the PanAway formula. We’ve listed them from closest match, to bigger variety of ingredients.
However, all of our choices recreate a similar pain relieving effect that PanAway has become so well known for.
Muscle Relief by Eden’s Garden is a fantastic alternative to PanAway, featuring the same ingredients at a lower cost (and you can get it in a roll-on bottle).
Muscle Relief uses peppermint, clove bud, wintergreen, and helichrysum oils to soothe the body, and encourage the healing of strained muscles.
We can’t tell you if Eden’s Garden has created an exact match for PanAway, because the formulations are kept secret by the companies. However, with the same ingredients in the bottle, it’s certain to come close.
Eden’s Garden is a women-owned and family-operated company.
First Aid by Rocky Mountain Oils isn’t an exact copy of PanAway, but it does contain both clove bud and helichrysum.
Like PanAway, it only uses 4 oils in the blend. However, it doesn’t have peppermint or wintergreen. The other oils used in the blend are tea tree and rosemary.
Although it might not be an exact match, First Aid uses oils that are fantastic for pain relief. Tea tree can also help mimic the tingly sensation from the peppermint, while rosemary provides that herbal undertone.
As the blend still contains helichrysum, much of the first aid aspects of the original PanAway are present in the bottle. After all, it is called “first aid!”
If you’re after a low-cost blend that can match PanAway for pain relief, we recommend giving Rocky Mountain Oils First Aid blend a try.
Rapid Relief by Plant Therapy is quite different in composition to PanAway, but it does produce a similar effect. Rapid Relief contains peppermint and clove bud, but doesn’t have wintergreen or helichrysum.
Rapid Relief is quite a complex blend. Alongside peppermint and clove bud, it contains laurel leaf, black pepper, cinnamon cassia, ginger root, German chamomile, juniper berry, and thyme.
You might be wondering why we’ve recommended this as a substitute for simple PanAway. However, those ingredients listed above are good substitutes to the PanAway blend.
Black pepper is fantastic for pain relief, while ginger and cinnamon can be invigorating. But they don’t become overwhelming, because the German chamomile calms everything down.
Maybe Rapid Relief isn’t an exact match, but it is an effective alternative at a lower price.
PanAway is popular, but it’s also very expensive. Many who want to try the Young Living blend are turned away by the large price tag.
But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! With just four ingredients, it’s easy to make your own copycat blend of PanAway. And if you don’t enjoy blending, try one of our closest match oil blends.
Of course, if you’re happy with PanAway, stick with it! We love PanAway, which was why we were so excited to make our own blend.
Whatever you choose to do, we hope you can find the right oil blend to soothe your aches, bring you energy, and get you ready for the day.