During a recent trip to Winnipeg, Rebecca Hamm who lives in the Village of Neubergthal, made an amazing discovery.
Wonder Oil is still on the market.
Gone is the rectangular glass bottle with the black metal screw top and the iconic cardboard box, but Wonder Oil still exists.
Hamm, who is now 61, fondly remembers her grandmother Tina Wiebe (one her mother’s side of the family) who always kept a bottle or two of Wonder Oil on hand for emergencies.
“During family gatherings when it was crowded and all the kids were running around someone would always end up bumping their head or their shin”, says Hamm, . “That’s when gramma would go in the closet and bring out the Wonder Oil and apply it to the injured area and pretty soon the games were on again”.
Not knowing when she would run across Wonder Oil again Hamm bought four bottles.
Although it is no longer recommended for internal use, as was the case with the original Wonder Oil, its other claims are still much the same. According to Hamm the Wonder Oil currently available smells a little different than it used to, “it has more clove oil in it than it used to”.