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Topical Pain Relief
This post is a product review. All opinions are my own. I did not receive compensation for my opinion.
Being a nurse, I have a job that requires me to be on my feet a lot. Running back and forth, taking orders and doing procedures really starts to wear on my feet. When I get home at night my feet are usually sore and slightly swollen.
Insert Real Time Pain Relief!
When I first got this product in the mail, I had a huge bruise on my thigh that I got from the medicine fridge at work,😲 ouch! It was huge! On the bottle, it explains that it temporarily relieves symptoms of muscle pain, soreness, bruising and swelling due to overexertion or injury. So, naturally, I put some on my bruise. Instantly I felt coolness and slight tingling. It was a very soothing sensation. The cream also helped with the bruise discoloration which was a pleasant surprise.
I also put some of the cream on my feet for the soreness. Again, it felt cool and slight tingling. I would say it felt very nice.
The products smell is very light and minty. It’s actually very pleasant and mild. If you’re sensitive to smells then this shouldn’t cause you any grief.
This product is considered to be homeopathic so if you’re into that then this is right up your alley.
Arnica Montana The main ingredient in this product has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever. Arnica is used by some athletes to treat sore muscles and by many parents who want to treat their kid’s bumps and bruises.
Some other ingredients you can find in this product are Hemp oil, Chamomile, Menthol, St. John’s Wort, Calendula, Nutmeg Oil, Witch Hazel, Wasabi Extract, Coriander, MSM, Aloe Vera, Peppermint, Willow Bark and Emu Oil.
Hemp Oil contains the important fatty Omega’s that our body needs. This can help with keeping our skin healthy and reducing inflammation.
Chamomile can be used for burns, wounds, and minor aches and pains.
Menthol, when used topically, can help with itchy skin and inflammation.
St. John’s Wort can be used to treat wounds. However, if you use the oil derived from this, you’ll need to wear extra sunscreen because it can make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight.
Calendula can be used on the skin to help with pain and inflammation.
Nutmeg Oil helps with muscle and joint pain. It can help with inflammation when rubbed into the skin.
Witch Hazel is an astringent which is commonly used for the face. It can also be used for treating bug bites and skin irritation with its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Wasabi Extract is pretty popular in Sushi dishes, which I love. I had no idea it had more use than just eating it with my spicy tuna hand roll! It is also used for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Coriander can be used for lots of things, like upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea and it can also help relieve joint pain.
MSM is sometimes used to help with arthritis pain, muscle cramps or tendinitis.
Aloe Vera is known for after sun use. It helps with itchy skin, inflammation and used as an antiseptic.
Turmeric can be used for joint pain, stomach pain and inflammation among other things.
Peppermint has a cooling effect when used on the skin and can help with sore muscles.
Willow Bark comes from the willow tree. It has been used for pain for centuries.
Emu Oil is used for anti-inflammatory purposes as well as a skin moisturizer among many other things.
In my opinion, this product is great for minor aches and pains. If you are having chronic pain then this product would most likely not relieve that.
The ingredient uses were found on WebMD for your reference.
When I first tried the lip balm, I have to say the cool feeling on my lips felt great. I do like how its also moisturizing to my lips.
The main ingredient in the lip balm is Arnica Montana. I think it would be great to wear if your lips got a sunburn/windburn or for dryness.
Overall, I do like using the lip balm. It helps relieve chapped lips and has the cooling sensation that is nice.
If you are going to start or thinking of starting any homeopathic routine, please talk it over with your primary care physician. This product does not treat, cure or diagnose any type of disease so please see a doctor if you need any more information.