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Devil’s Club Soothing Rub

Our most popular product! Despite the intimidating plant name, Devil’s Club Soothing Rub is an effective soothing salve for arthritis and muscular aches and pains.




Despite the intimidating plant name, Devil’s Club Soothing Rub is an effective soothing salve for arthritis and muscular aches and pains. It has been reported to be effective on a wide range of problems, from sore backs, to shoulders, hips, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Try it, and experience the relief this ancient, traditional herbal has brought to countless generations of the indigenous Tlingit and Haida peoples.

Many people report relief from pain so complete that they have lessened or discontinued other treatments, and are thus also free of the side effects of the other treatments.

We have people from coast to coast, and even as far away as England, Australia and Japan who order and use Devil’s Club Soothing Rub.

The same active ingredients are also available in our Devil’s Club Bath and Massage Oil though not as concentrated as in the Devil’s Club Soothing Rub.


Devil’s club, poplar, spruce, wormwood, organic olive oil, beeswax, and pure essential oils.


2 oz

Customer Reviews


Hello, I discovered the Back Bay products while in Wrangell and fell in love. There is NO scent, which is a big win for me and the products feel so lovely on the skin. I used the devil’s club salve on my hands for treatment of Raynaud’s and it REALLY helped. Not to mention my skin just glowed. I also use this product on my face and have had no issues. I can’t wait to try the calendula cream.

Joy, Anchorage AK



I never write testimonials but here I am. I bought some of your rub when I was in Alaska last summer. I started using it on my arthritic hands a few weeks ago as it has become cold and damp. I am a photographer and need my hands to work and not hurt! I have tried many other things including pharmaceuticals but with very limited success. This rub works!!! And now that I have found you online I can use a bit more and not worry about running out.

Great formula….many thanks.  Back summer of 2017!

Susan, Berkeley CA



Hello there! My name is Catherine and I just wanted to tell you thank you, and how much I LOVE your soothing rub. I’m a trauma/ER nurse. I spend 12 and 1/2 on my feet when I work. On average, I walk 6 miles a shift. For years, I’ve had terrible foot pain. Lately it’s gotten so bad, that my doctor has given me narcotic and non-narcotic medication for the pain.  When I get up in the morning, I take ibuprofen just to be able to walk.

I happened to run across your web site when researching Devils club and decided to try the rub. One day, I had some hip pain. I thought, what the heck, let’s try it. My pain was gone. I wasn’t sure if it was the rub, or the pain medication, but I really didn’t care at that point!

After a rather long night, I could hardly walk after I got home. I decided to try something. I put your rub on my right foot only. 20 min later I got up. Holy crap, my right foot didn’t hurt nearly as bad as it did. Immediately, I put it on the left and got the same results.

Still, I was not convinced (it’s the nurse in me). That night my husband was having bad wrist pain due to arthritis. I did the same experiment on him. Massaged the rub onto his right wrist. Less than 10 min, his pain was gone. We put it on the left wrist and got the same results.

This product is AMAZING! It really works. It didn’t make my foot pain totally go away, however it relieved it to the point that I didn’t need medication. I can’t say THANK YOU enough. Yesterday, I placed an order for 2 more. Keep up the good work! Very satisfied customer,

Catherine, AKA happy feet


I just wanted to write to let you know how much your Devil’s Club Soothing Rub helped me heal over the past two weeks. I badly pulled my shoulder and the muscle was inflamed and spasming (painful). I tried some of my Arnica balm – I have a small company similar to yours in Whitehorse and love arnica for arthritic problems and thought maybe – it helped a little but, to no great degree – then I remembered I had a little tub of your product that I picked up on a trip to Skagway to try out. Within 10 minutes my shoulder spasms started to subside and by the next day the pain was much, much less. I’m sold on the effectiveness of Devil’s Club after this experience for this type of thing. I’ll be picking up some more on my next trip over the border.

Great Product – I had to take a moment to write and thank you for making it.

Jolie, Whitehorse, Yukon



Amazing. I am scheduled for a hip replacement in the next 30 days. On a Princess Coral cruise excursion and nature walk in Haynes this past week, the tour guide showed us the Devil’s Club plant and mentioned the many uses it has. Not being a tea person, but suffering from arthritis, I decided to try it when I found I could buy it at our lunch stop.

Amazing, unbelievable, totally eliminated the pain, is all I can say. Plus a great big “thank you” to our host who mentioned the product.  I will still have surgery, but I know what I will use during rehab. I’m telling everybody, look for bulk shipments to Texas for me and my friends.

Jim, Granbury, TX



I was in Juneau last week visiting the shop next to the injured eagle and found your product there. As I have had foot problems and now ankle issues any amount of walking has proven to be quite painful for me, limiting my enjoyment of Alaska. I put this on from ankles down and woke up the next day with no pain or swelling… I knew immediately that I would be ordering more. Put it to the real test after having walked around Anchorage all day, caught a late flight out, had to run to the next flight in MSP and then again in Atlanta. My ankles were so swollen you could not even tell that I had ankles. Put the salve on and woke up to almost normal ankles and little pain….

Long story short… Thank you for your products.

Kat, Montgomery, AL



This is the best ever.  Just got back from climbing the Andes in Peru and without it I would have never made the walk.  It is a miracle and thank you!

Virginia, Ontario, Canada



My business associate brought me some Devils Club Soothing Rub as a gift while on vacation in your beautiful state. I have a lower back problem that causes me indescribable pain.  For over twenty five years I have resisted surgery and have been a candidate for many types of treatment (medical and home remedies) to help decrease the ever present ache in my lower back and hips.  He told me that this rub was said to help many different types of aches and pains.  I was skeptical, but I tried it and I had almost immediate relief of the ache after the first application.  I am not implying that my back problem was cured, but nothing, I mean nothing, had ever helped the pain that quickly and no drugs!  I am so happy to have found you and the Devils Club Soothing Rub.

Elsie, Jellico, TN



I want to take this opportunity to thank you folks for providing such an amazing and helpful product.  Since finding this product in Sitka, I have been using it with great and almost immediate relief. God bless you both for providing this to all of us.  The power of natural healing and ancient remedies lives on….. So thankful to have found you folks.  With Warmest Regards,

Gordon, Buda, TX



This is the best!  I have very bad arthritis and this is the only rub that seems to help me.  My sister brought us one home from Alaska while she was on vacation, and now we’re hooked on it!  Thanks so much for your wonderful product.

Joan, Cutler Bay, FL



I love your Devil’s Club Rub!!!  It works great and I never leave home without it!

Carol K., California



After a Cruise Trip to Alaska, we discovered Devil’s Club for Arthritis pain.  While shopping in town we found the Devil’s Club and started to use it.  We have repeatedly ordered it and have been using Devil’s Club for about a year now, and we would recommend it to anyone for Arthritis.

Genie, Green Valley, AZ



…The product that I have used is the “Devil’s Club Soothing Rub”. I have arthritis in my wrist joints and thumbs and the Rub seems to ease the pain somewhat. I also use it on my legs at night; which has relieved the numbness in my calves (Achy Leg Syndrome). I would say that your service is excellent and receive my orders promptly. Sincerely –

Rosemarie, Sequim, WA



Devil’s Club Soothing Rub really works!  I use it with my arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Restless Leg Syndrome.  My doctor’s mother uses the Devil’s Club for her arthritis, and prefers using the salve instead of pills for her pain.

Bonnie, Blackfoot, ID



… We use Devil’s Club Rub on sprains and Herbal Balm on bruises and burns. I’m convinced the Herbal Balm significantly reduced my bruising after a recent wrist injury. A dear older friend has a puzzling condition with a perpetually sore and swollen ankle. The doctors can’t find anything wrong. Devil’s Club Rub is the only product he’s found that gives him relief. He uses it on an arthritic thumb joint as well….

Jen, LPW, AK



Approximately three years ago my business associate brought me some Devil’s Club from your store as a gift (he and his family visited your beautiful state while on vacation).

I have a lower back problem that causes me indescribable pain. For over twenty five years I have resisted surgery and have been a candidate for many types of treatment (medical and home remedies) to help decrease the ever present ache in my lower back and hips. He told me that this rub was said to help many different types of aches and pains. I was skeptical but I tried it and I had almost immediate relief of the ache after the first application. I am not implying that my back problem was cured but nothing, and I mean nothing, had ever helped the pain that quickly and no drugs!

Immediately I went on the Internet and tried to find your store but your site was closed for remodeling. I checked each day for what seemed forever but your site remained down. Steve gave me the rub that he had bought for personal use, the rub that he had bought for his parents, and the one that he had bought for his pastor! But, eventually I gave up and ordered some devil’s rub from another place but it just wasn’t the same. I don’t know if I had psyched myself into thinking I had to have Back Bay Botanical Devil’s Club or if it truly wasn’t the same but it didn’t help.

Then approximately three-four weeks ago I decided to try again and there you were, right back in business (at least where I could find you). I ordered the rub from you and when I received it the same thing happened. My relief was almost instantaneous! I am so happy to have found you and Devil’s Club rub. Please don’t go away again.

Oh, I repaid Steve for the Devil’s Club that he gave me and he, too, was happy that I located your site. Thank you,

Elsie, R.N., M.S.T, Jellico, TN



I purchased my first supply of Devil’s Club Soothing Rub at the Whale Tail pharmacy in Craig, Alaska 2 years ago and have been hooked ever since! Between living in the bush of AK and running remote research crews in the Tongass to being a lady-tree climber/arborist in WI, I encountered and obtained plenty of little cuts, bumps, bruises, and sore muscles along the way. Your product is pure and easy on sensitive skin. I use it every day as a sooth – all and a carrier-base for my essential oils. Thank you for such a great rub, for the easy to use online ordering, and realistic shipping. You are the best! A customer for life,…




Email One:
I recently bought several jars of your Devil’s Club at Sitka’s Bazaar for myself and a few friends. My understanding is that it can help with the severe arthritis pain we have. If we find it beneficial can we purchase more from you directly? I’m also interested in trying other products of yours. Do you sell and ship out of state and how would I go about getting more information on other products/pricing/ordering if available. I have great hope for your Devil’s Club Rub. It’s my last hope to avoid surgical intervention. Sincerely, Lauren

Email Two:
Devil’s Club was applied to my shoulder yesterday while telling a friend about your product. She suffers from severe rheumatoid arthritis. Within a few minutes there was relief. I told her either this stuff really works or my mind is playing tricks on me with wishful thinking. She said who cares… just get it in the mail! hahaha Truer words were never spoken 🙂 My mind is racing with names of people I think may benefit from your product. It must be wonderful to know that your expertise has provided relief to many that suffer. We’re looking forward to exploring your web site when it’s up and running. In the meanwhile I’d appreciate a price list and brochure. This is something I don’t intend on running out of…thank you. Sincerely, Lauren

Email Three:
My friend suffers from severe arthritis with little relief from pain medication. She tried the small jar of Devil’s Club I sent her on her hip, shoulder and knee. She said it was the first time she slept through the night in as long as she can remember. …You have another customer …Sincerely,

Lauren, Spring Hill, FL



Email One:
Thanks…I just read the email you had sent Lauren. I will be thanking you in advance for the ordering info and watching for the mail. This stuff is too good to be true…and I am by nature very skeptical. – Kat

Email Two:
Please send me your price list. Your Devil’s Club Rub is amazing! I could rave on but it would sound nuts. Thanks, Kat

Email Three:
I love this stuff. Have you sent me the product and price list yet?? My lil jar is almost gone….hahaha.. I have a lot of joints I use it on. Just for the heck of it, I put some on an ant bite. they usually make me crazy.. This time the bite did not develop. cool huh… Kat

Email Four:
Hey Jean. Thanks for the brochure. I really did not want to run out of the Devil’s Club Rub. A friend of mine went to Alaska, while there she found out about Devil’s Club Rub. She sent me a jar and told me to try it. Ok., nothin to lose. I have severe arthritis. Medication does not help much. Anyway.. after I used Devil’s Club for a few days, I was wonderfully surprised. I used it on my knee, hip, shoulder and elbow. For the first time in a very long time, I slept through the night pain free. I wake up in the morning feeling good. I can fully extend my arm without my elbow hurting. In my job, I walk on concrete all day. When I come home now, I don’t go straight to the chair ‘cause my hip hurts. … Thanks,

Kat, Waveland, MS

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