Disclaimer: I have received the product(s) as a member of the company’s toxin-free movement (free to join). Read the full disclosure here.
As a member of Rocky Mountain Soap Co. toxin-free movement (free to join), I get samples or full sized products for free to try, multiple times of year. A couple of weeks ago they were giving away any one of their newly released Wellness Balms. This was not a gift with purchase, but completely free for all the members, with no strings attached, but since I loved it I wanted to review it regardless.
Rocky Mountain Soap Co. is a small, but expanding company based in Canmore, Alberta, that produces only completely natural products. We all know companies that claim to be natural, but still use synthetics. Well, Rocky Mountain Soap products are 100% natural. Their stores are also completely toxin-free, and made with “reused, re-claimed, recycled or compostable with a further tenant that no parts of the store will ever end up in a landfill.”, according to the president of the company.
The Wellness Balm comes in 4 different varieties:
- Deep Sleep
- Stress Away
- Breathe Easy
Since I mention it quite often you probably already know that I get migraines quite often, but don’t want to use strong painkillers, so any little remedy that can help is in my little “migraine time” box. Naturally, I chose to try the Headache Wellness Balm, and naturally I got a migraine last week, so I had a chance to test this little baby.
Unlike the previous version of Rocky Mountain Soap Co. wellness balms (aromatherapy sticks), these new ones come in a little tinted glass pump bottle, and the scents are more complex. I sometimes don’t like it when companies change a product that works, but this is a definite upgrade, in a good way. The pump bottle is more hygienic, and it allows for multiple people to use the same product, while the sticks needed to be rubbed on the skin, so most people wouldn’t want to share those.
The Headache Wellness Balm is formulated to treat, you guessed it, headaches. It contains lavender, peppermint, sweet marjoram and rosemary essential oils, to tackle various aspects of headaches, ease pain, cool and relax you.
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes (Safflower oil), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (French Lavender) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Origanum Marjorana (Sweet Marjoram) Leaf Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum.
From my previous experience with Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Aromatherapy sticks, and from the “balm” in the name of this product, I expected a thick, greasy consistency. However, these new balms are lightweight, and feel more like a lotion. I am not a huge fan of the type of pump they used, since it squirts the product out, and I can’t control the amount, I can only get a full pump out at a time. One full pump is more than enough to apply to my temples and wrists. The lotion sinks into the skin immediately, and it’s not greasy at all. The scent is a great mix of the four essential oils mentioned above, with none of them being more prominent than the others.
The biggest effect of the balm on my headaches is the cooling sensation. Applied to my temples the sensation begins immediately, which does help soothe my migraines. I also apply it to the back of my neck to relieve the tension I sometimes feel there. The scent of the natural essential oil mix is very relaxing, too. No, this balm does not cure my migraines, and I didn’t expect it to, but with some other remedies and mild painkillers is definitely helps survive those tough migraine days. I usually use a cooling pad on my temples to ease my migraines, and this balm gives me a similar sensation, so it would be great to carry around for times when I’m out and about (or when traveling, at work, etc) and need a quick relief.
Considering the nice cooling effect, I have a feeling this balm would be great to use on sore muscles, too. I haven’t tried it this way yet, but I will!
The little bottle of the Headache Wellness Balm costs $18, and it may seem a bit pricey, but I only need a very small amount each time, so this will last probably until it goes bad (there are no preservatives, so I assume it should be OK for about 6 months, like most natural products). You can get it from their website or any of their stores in Alberta, BC and Manitoba.
I also recommend you to join their toxin-free movement. I get free sample-sized and full-sized products, switched toxic for non-toxic products, and get gift with purchase offers. It is free to join and totally worth it!
Do you use natural health remedies? Do you have a favorite one? What do you think about this new product?