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4.6 Average Rating
By Seabee
I purchased this product to see if it would clear up a rash that's been on my husbands foot and back of his legs. It offers soothing relief but so far has not cleared it.
Submitted on Feb 23, 2015
By Tortugas
This is another product that I will definitely buy more of. I like the fact that it is made with organic ingredients. This product has been a miracle for my dry skin. Thank you.
Submitted on Jan 28, 2015
By Linda K
Like this cream. It seems to work. At first it feels like a pumice cream and then when you spread it, it turns creamy.
Submitted on Dec 9, 2014
By LinnyC
I really like this product. I use it especially with my nails overnight and it takes good care of those cuticles.
Submitted on Dec 7, 2014
By Darlene
My husband has been using Rooting Bear Rub on a recent surgical scar on his neck. The skin has healed well and the scar looks wonderful! Great product.
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014
By Carole
I have used this product many times - first time years back wnen I ordered from Isabella - it is wonderful for heels, minor aches and pains, mosquito bites, just about anything irritating.
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014
By KimD
I bought this product for skin abrasions and chapping, but it has found a place on my nightstand, and I rub it into my hands every night. For some reason, I find the smell very calming and soothing, and with it on my hands, I'm asleep in seconds after my head hits the pillow. I've tried pure lavender before, but this product and it's smell just seem to work better for me. Yes, I still use it on tender skin, but it's become my comfort rub as well. I'm addicted. My only complaint is that it is a small container - it does last a long time, but it's a bit pricey for the size, I think.
Submitted on Oct 8, 2014
By NtnKtn
This rub has a nice soothing effect. My 10 year old uses it to soothe his growing pains in his legs. I used it on my feet but it is quite greasy and stains my sheets, so I have to wear socks after I put it on.
Submitted on Jul 11, 2014
By Rooting Bear Rub
It's very soothing and has a nice scent. With my last order of Rooting Bear Rub, you also sent me a sample of Warrior Bear Rub, and I believe that is better suited to my needs, and I like it's scent a little better. However, both are excellent products, and I'd easily recommend either one of them.
Submitted on Jul 10, 2014
By Ginny
This is an amazing product. I fractured my knee in January and had to have surgery-twice. I have been using it on the scar with incredible results.
Submitted on Jun 13, 2014
By Rosemary Valentine
The best ever. I prayed for a miracle and got it. I spent thousands until this $12.99 container. Cleared up my eczema in one week. Can't believe it. It truly is a miracle.
Submitted on Jun 10, 2014
I wanted to write you about some amazing results I got from using Rooting Bear Rub. I live in the west and often like to wear sandals as often as I can during the year. That’s when I noticed some persistently dry skin and thickened on my heels – one more than the other. Moisturizers like lotion and baby oil didn’t seem to do much. Then I began using Rooting Bear Rub daily after taking my shower. Slowly the skin began to become softer and healthier. Today there’s no evidence of that problem skin at all. I continue to use a dab of Rooting Bear Rub on each heel after my daily shower. It’s fantastic!
Submitted on Apr 24, 2014
I love using this on winter-dried feet. Softens skin, eases callouses. Quickly and cleanly absorbed so never feels greasy.
Submitted on Feb 27, 2014
By Dosy
This is working very well.
Submitted on Feb 24, 2014
By Amy
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014
By Jan
Smells invigorating and feels lovely. Love it!
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014
By Lana
Really like using this for my dry hands and feet this winter. Keeps my hands and feet from cracking so bad. This winter has been so rough. My skin just soaks up the Rooting bear Rub!
Submitted on Feb 6, 2014
This Bear Rub is the greatest I have used in a long time. It does the job and I really enjoy using it. Once you use it, you will be hooked, as it is really splendid.
Submitted on Dec 30, 2013
By will buy it again...
Initially bought this for help in circulation in my leg after vein surgery, and it seemed to help heal the bruising. Then, my Shar Pei started to itch a lot, especially under his front legs. Since he can't lick that area, I thought I would rub some under his legs to heal the skin, and it worked!! He doesn't itch that area anymore and the skin is healing. He has other "hot spots" but he can reach those areas...
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013
By Sheila
Lovely smell, very easy to use, but sadly did nothing to repair my dry and cracked fingers.
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013
By Chris U.
My father in law had a stroke 4 yrs ago that left him wheelchair bound. He started getting horrible pressure sores on his buttocks that just wouldn't go away. I purchased some Rooting Bear Rub and talked my mother in law into trying it. Within a short while you could see the healing process taking place, eventually the sores were gone!! Rooting Bear Rub is AMAZING!! I highly recommend anyone to try it on any open wound. You will also be amazed with the results!! Best part is it doesn't sting.
Submitted on Dec 28, 2013
By Elaine-St. Louis
It seems to help my husband with his weather beaten hands. He works outside in all kinds of weather and because of the tecnicality of his work, usually cannot wear gloves. He grumbles quite a bit about the "girly" fragrance but he does use it.
Submitted on Dec 8, 2013
By Amazing
I have had a skin condition on my legs since May. Nothing has worked. I purchased this product & within a couple of days my skin has improved. I love that it has pure essential oils & is not loaded with chemicals & preservatives. Thank you Isabella.
Submitted on Dec 5, 2013
By Linda 2013
This really works. Softens rough areas, rashes, and my husband uses it also
Submitted on Dec 3, 2013
By gretta
I have to wash my hands frequently during the day and usually have dry cracked areas when the weather gets cold. This product is the best for healing my hands. Since I started using this my hands have stayed soft and smooth. One caution is you can't use this during the day as it has a very strong smell. I only use it at night and the effects last all day. Just love this hand cream.
Submitted on Nov 24, 2013
By Katie
I love this product, wish it came in a larger jar!! Love the smell!
Submitted on Nov 24, 2013
By Mindy H
I wanted to try this product because I have diabetes, I have very dry skin on feet and poor circulation, within a couple of uses I believe this product has helped my feet feel so much better, skin is softer and I seem to have better feeling in both of my feet. I'm glad I purchased Rooting Bear Rub. Thanks.
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013
By Susan
This stuff is amazing. I am a nurse, constantly fighting against bone dry hands from all the hand-cleaning at work. I tried this stuff and am in love. Takes time to work it in, but does it work. Great for feet too. Rub it in and put on some socks. Wonderful
Submitted on Nov 17, 2013
By Deacon John
Excellent for moisturizing, healing rough skin, and healing some broken skin as well. Also great after a long, tiring day! Pleasant fragrance not medicinal. Highly recommended!
Submitted on Nov 12, 2013
By Love This Product!
I always keep this in stock. It's an effective must-have for my dry climate.
Submitted on Nov 7, 2013
By gkhal
Awesome stuff. Will order more.
Submitted on Oct 11, 2013
By Katie
I love this product, it smells wonderful! . . .
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013
Unbeatable for healing moist dermatitis like galls, prickly heat, chafed skin, etc. Far more effective and much more gentle than any prescription medications I have ever used.
Submitted on Sep 19, 2013
By CrystalB
Great product with many uses. Use on my dry skin.
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013
By Sharon A.
Cannot say enough about this product. My heels went from dry and "scratchy" overnight and my cuticles I rub a bit in them at night are no longer dry and sore. I will be keeping this in stock during the winter when I suffer from extremely dry and cracking hands and feet.
Submitted on Jul 28, 2013
By Rooting Bear Rub
Wow, was my first comment when I opened the container. The smell is immediate and told me that this was going to be a great product to put on sore muscles.Never got a chance to find out 'cause a visitor opened it up and asked if he could try it for his knee. Haven't seen it since then but my friend says it worked like a charm for him.
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013
By Sue Clay
Loaned this to a friend who had cracked skin on her heels. Her reaction was "It's great because it works!" I've used it on very dry skin and found it very soothing. Highly recommend it.
Submitted on Jul 17, 2013
By GinnyB
This is a great product to have in your medicine cabinet. I have purchased extras for my daughters and daughter-in-law for their little ones, and they love it. It is especially good at resolving eczema patches. I highly recommend it.
Submitted on Jul 14, 2013
By A Diabetic
I have spent many years testing countless products trying to find a good cream or lotion that would help prevent cracked, dry skin on my feet. As a diabetic, this is very important. Rooting Bear Rub really helps to heal cracks and dry skin, and it is thick enough to stay on the areas I apply it to. I've ended up using it for all of my dry skin, and I've given it to friends and family who have complained about dry skin problems. I should add this is the first product I have ever felt strongly enough about to write a recommendation for. Thanks!
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013
Love this product.
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013
By Happy Bear
This was a refill for me, #4 I think. Great product, I use it every night around my nails to soften cuticles and dry patches on my hands and knees from gardening
Submitted on Jun 25, 2013
By Great stuff!
I have used this product on elbows that have never responded to anything else I've tried. Very dry skin on my feet also responds well. A friend used it on her dry, cracked heels successfully. Another friend is using it on her very dry skin on her legs and feet and loves it. Highly recommend this product.
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013
By Irmgardd
Excellent Product. Would highly recommend it for dry skin
Submitted on Apr 8, 2013
By Kathy
Nice product for dry hands
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013
By chloe
My job requires that I wash my hands very frequently, and consequently they are usually very dry. During the winter months I have a problem with cracked and bleeding areas. I have been extremely happy with Rooting Bear Rub. I apply it at bedtime and haven't had any issue with my hands all winter. After all these years I've finally found a product that works. I can't wear it during the day as its scent would probably be offensive to my clients. Excellent product.
Submitted on Apr 5, 2013
By Eileen
Wonderful at healing a crack on my thumb.
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013
By Amy
What great stuff! I put it on my hands, feet, and legs at night. It greatly improves the appearance of dry skin.
Submitted on Mar 20, 2013
I love everything about this product - my nails have never looked better and a callous on my writing finger is nearly diminished. I am going to try the warrior version next time!! Thank you Isabella for the delightful catalog.
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013
By Native Touch Rooting Bear Rub
Rooting Bear Rub is the best natural moisturizer I have ever used. I had burns from radiation treatments. I used the prescription medicine with no success & my sister gave me some Rooting Bear Rub & within the week the skin began growing back. The pain went away too. I use it for every skin irritation I have. Awesome stuff!
Submitted on Feb 16, 2013
By barb
I use it several times a day, and even wear it under gloves at night...doesn't do anything.
Submitted on Jan 29, 2013
By worked4me
Worked wonderfully on my dry skin. I gave it a 4 because it is a little crumbly and have to make sure it doesn't crumble while I put it on, and it is on the greasy side once you smooth it on.
Submitted on Jan 26, 2013
By Marjorie
Although the aroma leaves something to be desired, this product is wonderful. I had a patch of very dry, itchy skin that did not respond to anything but steroid rub that I did not want to use. After the first application of Rooting Bear Rub, the healing began. I am so very pleased with this product.
Submitted on Jan 19, 2013
This is my second jar. It is perfect for burns--curling iron burns, especially.
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013
I usually don't take the time to rate products that I decide to purchase, however, this one definitely deserves to stand out and be known to all. I had a problem area of stubborn "pimples" that I had tried everything on, expensive prescribed medications from a dermatologist, etc, to no avail, they persisted. This product worked within 1 week!!! I even purchased the Warrior strength in case this didn't work but I didn't have to use it. Also, during this time I became ill with flu and had a fever sore cold sore and used it on that...WOW, cut that time at least in half!!! Definitely recommend to all and for the person who reviewed that it "breaks up" when applying, all you need to do is rub between your fingers for a second; simple and worth the tiny effort for the results. This stuff is powerful. Thank you and please always have on hand!!!!
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013
Great stuff.
Submitted on Jan 2, 2013
By Anna S
Am using this for hard skin on my's ok, but probably no better than any other cream i have bought in the past. It has had zero effect on my husband's psoriasis.
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013
By Boston girl
I'm keeping some rooting bear rub in the house forever more! I work in a library and am always getting paper cuts. I keep the salve on hand and its soothing effect is immediate. IT facilitates quick healing of scraps and burns and the smell is clean and refreshing.
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012
By Amy
WONDERFUL! It smells bad for a little bit but it goes away fast and is well worth it considering how good the product is.
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012
By Native Remedy has Merit
Long acting moisturizing...good with aching joints and muscles. Recommend to give it a try!
Submitted on Dec 27, 2012
By Good stuff!
This cream feels wonderful to put on, very soothing and effective. The smell is a little medicinal if you're going out amongst people not quite as strong as Tiger Balm, although it does dissipate after awhile. It's wonderful to use after showering bathing and or at bedtime.
Submitted on Dec 17, 2012
By Vicki
With regular use, my feet are definitely softer.
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012
By Skeeter
Rooting Bear Rub works on so many minor but at the moment major ailments. I have had success with curing dry skin, stopping blossoming facial blemishes, calming irritated nail cuticles, and patching up playful cat scratches. It is our GO-TO first solution for everyday nicks and scrapes, before paying the high price for drugstore creams and ointments. Good stuff.
Submitted on Dec 9, 2012
By seababek
I especially like that is doesn't leave a greasy film.
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012
By Dee
My first purchase of Rooting Bear Rub was a hit. Having drier than normal skin, especially on hands and feet, I use it every night and morning. I recently burned my forearm on the fireplace and proceeded to keep opening the wound during daily activities. Once the healing process started, I used this product on the skin surrounding the burn, and on the healed over skin. I am an uber-scarring person, and I can barely tell where the burn was. It's amazing how the rub minimized the scar. Wish I had it when I had my 3 shoulder surgeries! Great Product.
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012
By Irene
This stuff is amazing!!! My hands were dry and scratchy from sewing, knitting, and household chores. One application and I could notice an improvement. My two sons are not enamored with the smell.
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012
By sierranoni
Love this product! Works everywhere I use it.
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012
By Mary M
This is my 2nd purchase of this unique rub. In the past I used it for stubborn dry skin areas. Two years ago I had an accident where flames went up into my nasal area. I suffer dryness and sores. I tried pure vitamin E and a natural saline aloe nasal spray but the relief was very temporary. On a whim I tried the rub in my nostrils before bedtime. I found relief and the sores went away. I am sure this is not what you expected, but if it didn't work, I would not have bought 2 more.
Submitted on Nov 2, 2012
By Teri
It's really working on my rough heels and knees! The scent is great!
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012
By B.A.F.
Love it. Use on dry skin, cuts, burns, etc. My daughter is also a fan.
Submitted on Sep 23, 2012
By grandma5
Wonderful deep moisturizer. I also love the smell. Isabella does all the hard work. Thanks Isabella. Love ALL of your products that I have used.
Submitted on Sep 11, 2012
By Bynn
Smells wonderful and it really works! Definitely worth the purchase price.
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012
By Rooting Bear Rub
I have read reviews of this product and finally decided to purchase it. About a week after I received it, I burnt 2 of my fingertips on the iron. I put the Rooting Bear Rub on and INSTANTLY the pain was gone. This should be in every medicine cabinet!
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012
By Dale in Georgia
My jar is almost empty...must order more! This has really helped my poor tired feet that have so many problems. Thanks for this wonderful product!
Submitted on Aug 19, 2012
By hafrwi
This is awesome.
Submitted on Aug 12, 2012
By austin Susan
This stuff is fantabulous! It takes some time to work it in, but having nurse's hands, I appreciate how my hands feel once it is in. I put in on my feet too and then cover with socks. Little pedicure each time!
Submitted on Aug 5, 2012
By Debett2
Smells a bit medicinal but defiantly softens calluses on feet
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012
By smells good
It was left in the hot sun before I was able to get home and bring in the package, so the consistency is not what it was originally. However, even though it is gritty, it is still effective.
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012
By Mary
This stuff is magic! I took it camping and used it on bug bites, sore feet, and mild sunburn. By morning, all were gone! Will be buying more.
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012
By J
I thought this would be good for my friend so I bought her some, and a jar for myself. It does have the stiff, grainy, crumbly, not creamy, texture that another reviewer mentioned, but what I like about that is that there's none of the extraneous stuff that would give it a different consistency. You can just feel how pure it is. Nothing plastic-y or unnatural feeling.

I love this stuff, and it healed my friend's problem.
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012
By Natural Wonder
I purchased this, along with a few other products, to help my diabetic partner with various issues. I thought this rub would help her diabetic feet, as she has lower-than-ideal circulation, and also had started developing some small, blister-like sores in clusters on her feet. Not only did this product soften her dry skin, heal her cracked heel, but after about a month of using this, we also noticed that the sores had disappeared and they stay away!
I started using it, as I tend to develop calluses quickly after pedicures, and love how it absorbs into my skin, unlike some other dry-skin products, and my feet still feel soft a day later!
I have noticed that the product has dried out a little bit since first opening it, and since it softens to the heat of your skin, I just rub my fingers in circles on the product, then I'm able to apply it to my skin. As it's a "rub", it's not meant to be applied like moisturizer, so the review about not being able to scoop it out is accurate, only because that's not how it's meant to be applied.
I'll order more when I run out!
Submitted on Dec 28, 2011
By Miki
I bought this for my husband because he had a bad outbreak of psoriasis. Within 24 hrs. the angry red spots were flat and getting less itchy. Now we are trying to figure out how we can make the container last until the our next pay day!!! Is there any way the people who make the Rooting Bear Rub can make it in a bigger container for those people who need it for larger areas. My husband is a large man and uses a lot in one use.
Submitted on Dec 10, 2011
By NorthernSW
I like the medicinal quality of this moisturizing rub for soothing itchiness, or a minor injury. The texture is a bit unusual, not really a cream, yet it promptly smooths into the skin. I did not find the contents melting in warm weather, however. I'm a pleased repeat buyer.
Submitted on Nov 22, 2011
By Carol
This seems like a good product, and it smells nice. The problem is that the consistency of the rub is very dry and grainy in the jar. I have to dig my finger into the product to extract a crumbly piece of it, and then mash the piece into my skin until it softens enough to be applied. Sometimes while I'm doing this, pieces of the rub fall off. I think I expected it to be like a creme.
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011
By Works for me
Purchased this for use on a large, ugly surgical scar on my lower leg. Even with lotions it always looks red and scaly. When I use this rub it looks much healthier. No scales! Not sure if it will eventually improve the look of the scar, but for now I'm happy.
Submitted on Jul 18, 2011
By Sunshine
Smooth skin, rapid absorption, smell a little off.
Submitted on Jul 14, 2011
Very garage mechanic loved it!
Submitted on Jul 12, 2011
By Big Al
Really helped my daughter's heat rash.
Submitted on Jul 11, 2011
By Bakes too much...
I have a propensity to burn myself, either cooking or even working in the yard... This is GREAT for burns! Barely any red just pink healthy skin a week later! Yea! Do you sell it in larger containers!!
Submitted on Jul 4, 2011
By Carla
Five stars are not enough...The product is soothing beyond compare. I love to inhale the fragrance...and the very limited and natural ingredients are so ...ahhhhh.
Submitted on Jul 2, 2011
By Rub a DubDub
What a wonderful rub! I'm not fond of the scent of lavender. In fact, it usually makes me ill, so I was hesitant at first to purchase this rub. It is included in the ingredients but the fresh, clean scent of the rosemary and tea tree oil mask it well. It is one lovely ointment. It's gentle, well absorbed and so soothing to the skin. I look around for rough spots to try it on. Though it's been very hot, I haven't had a melting problem yet. Great choice for your catalog!
Submitted on Jul 2, 2011
By This stuff is AMAZING
I ordered the Rooting Bear Rub for it's all natural ingredients and wonderful reviews. This product meets and exceeds all my expectations! I have uncomfortably dry, itchy skin and eczema -- it bothers me the most at night. I slather on this rub before bed and when I wake up in the morning my skin still feels wonderful and moisturized! Also, I have had some sort of toe nail fungus on my right foot that has been bothering me for years now and causing embarrassing dry, flaky skin. Nothing I have tried works on it! Usually because the products I've tried have to be applied often and require me to remove my toenail polish, the only thing that covers the yellow nail! No way! Well after a week of applying the Rooting Bear Rub to my feet, my foot is completely back to normal!!! I wasn't even attempting to cure the fungus and never concentrated the lotion on my nail but it worked like magic! I will definitely be stocking up on this "miracle cream.'
Submitted on Apr 18, 2011
By Siu
I read all these great reviews including your description of this product. It did not live up to expectations. I am using it everyday, several times a day and the condition of my hands have not changed. I am very disappointed and would not recommend.
Submitted on Feb 17, 2011
By Incredible product!!!!
Nine months of the year I live in the high desert of Peru as a registered nurse with a Medical Ministry. It is so dry here that if you hang out towels to dry on the line, they are dry within 20-30 minutes. Before trying this product my heels were cracked and sometimes bled. Once I began using Rooting Bear Rub the cracks disappeared and now I use it all over as a moisturizer. It is the best product, by far, I have EVER used. It has incredible healing products and can be used on burns, infected skin areas, chapped lips, and cold sores to bring soothing relief and speed up the healing process. I love it and stock up on it whenever I am back in the U.S.
Submitted on Jan 9, 2011
By DeeG, Rocky River, Oh
My husband is a diabetic in heart failure and has very, very dry skin and pressure sores. This rub has been doing wonders for him. Because I have to use a LOT of sanitizer, the skin on my own hands was almost raw until I started using this salve, too. Great product!!!!!
Submitted on Jan 1, 2011
By Alli
This stuff is amazing!! I use it on everything! I think it is a cure-all. I put it on my son's cut that was starting to get infected, and by the next day the redness had receded and the cut was starting to heal. My husband uses it on his psoriasis and the itch is instantly received. I use it on my baby's diaper rashes, I also use it to relieve swelling and itch after a mosquito or any insect bite. My children are all allergic to insect bites and it takes the swelling down immediately! My teenage daughter uses it on her acne, and I use it as a moisturizer. It's a product any person of any age in the house can use!
Submitted on Dec 4, 2010
I Love the rooting bear rub. It is de-wrinkling my lower neck and upper chest.
Submitted on Jul 17, 2010
I received my first order a couple of weeks ago. This is amazing stuff! I have cerebral palsy on the right side with many, many foot problems from surgeries and age--I'm 61 almost 62 in June. I have a corn-like bump on the bottom of my right third toe which can really get sore-especially when my podiatrist shaves it too close and it bleeds. I started using "bear" and yahoo! the corn softened up and I just gently pulled it off!! My Doctor will be freaking out! If this works for me, it will work on ANYONE'S feet! Have this in your product stock. IT DEFINITELY IS A KEEPER !!!
Submitted on Mar 21, 2010
By NoChems4me
Rooting bear rub is great!! It feels wonderful on your greasy soaks right up and you wake up the next day still feeling your skin moisturized!
Submitted on Feb 11, 2010

Rooting Bear Rub

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When I first met the Native American woman who crafts this rub, Naturopath and Master Herbalist Dr. Laralyn RiverWind, I was struck by her commitment to nature and the land her Cherokee ancestors called home. She and her husband developed this formula using absolutely no artificial ingredients, no parabens, no dyes or perfumes, and no synthetic chemicals. The rub contains unrefined shea butter fruit, rosemary essential oil, tea tree oil, and lavender essential oil.

Try it on eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, low circulation areas, diabetic feet, non-healing sores, severely dry skin, calluses, hangnails, cuticles, elbows, knees, feet, and more. When I recently had foot surgery, I put some of this rub on my scar every night before bed. You can hardly even tell I have a scar on my heel! This rub has a permanent place on my nightstand!
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter, unrefined) fruit, Rosemary Essential Oil, Tea tree essential oil, Lavender Essential oil.
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