"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. "
Aches and pains go with many forms of illness, and ME is no different. So when I was offered a sample bottle of this Rejuvenation Lotion from The Fay Farm, I decided it was worth the small obligation of an honest review on my blog.
The Fay Farm advertises "hand made organic body care" products, and the Rejuvenation Lotion is one in a series of products that all aim to improve well-being.
Rejuvenation Lotion is made with organic ingredients including hemp oil, magnesium, tumeric, licorice and valerian.
I have been using Rejuvenation Lotion now for just over a month, and find the lotion to be both soothing and calming on muscles.
I use it mostly in the evening for muscle burn (which I suspect is linked to lactic acid accumulation) and also for the infamous "jumpy leg syndrome", which can be so unsettling when tired and just wanting to rest.
The lotion itself smells slightly of grass, which is pleasant enough, but the real benefit is the effect as the lotion soaks into the skin. A little bit of gentle massage over the affected areas, and I found that tense muscles start to relax, and aches subside. I have also used the lotion, with gentle massage, on a pulled shoulder muscle to good effect.
Another interesting effect is that, the rather unique smell of the lotion, now has positive associations in my mind - almost as if my muscles start to anticipate the approaching relief.
The Fay Farm worked with sufferers of fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and small fibre neuropathy to develop this carefully formulated product. It is therefore at the top end of their product range in terms of price. Their other products include organic soaps, shampoos and balms that can be viewed on their website here.
At the moment I still have about half of the 8oz bottle I received left, which means that a little goes a long way. Thank you to The Fay Farm for sending me this sample bottle of Rejuvenation Lotion - I hope others will consider trying it too.