Salonpas Pain Relief Products Are My Go To!
I can remember my parents using BenGay for pain relief. That smell of the menthol and camphor was so strong!
A Less Messy and Smelly Alternative
As I grew up, I looked for products that smelled a bit better, but since everything uses the same base of camphor and menthol, I either avoided topical pain relief or just sucked it up with the smell. I tried IcyHot, Biofreeze, and even the Thermacare-style hot and cold packs.
Meanwhile, my Japanese friends were using Salonpas, which combines the camphor and menthol with an actual anti-inflammatory (methyl salicylate), and doesn't smell as intense. They would bring me boxes when they went home to visit.
And because the products are Jet-sprays, gels, and patches of varying sizes, they are much less messy than the old ointments and creams.
FDA Approved for Pain Relief
But now, I can buy Salonpas here in the US! And in addition to the regular patches, sprays, and gels, they have a hot patch and a lidocaine patch - all of which are FDA approved for pain relief and are viable alternatives to increasingly expensive prescription patches.
What Do I Use Salonpas For?
The toe I crushed in 2013 still vexes me, especially in damp cold. I wrap my toe in the small Salonpas patch and it really helps!
I have chronic nerve pain from shingles, and I use the large Lidocaine patch when that gets bad, as well as the heated large patch.
Hubby has chronic back pain, and a shot of the spray helps him feel better for 6-8 hours at a time.
Plus, if I am extra sore from working out or an old injury flares up, Salonpas really rescues me!
Recently, the Salonpas folks sent me the entire product line. And now, they would like to give this same set to you!
And we have a winner! Congratulations to Carol Reid. You should already have an email from me.