Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post. However, the thoughts and opinions are all my own.
I won’t lie to you, I was pretty apprehensive that I would like this muscle rub from The Fay Farm. I’ve tried countless topical creams and salves/balms, and not one of them has been usable for me. This result is nothing personal to each of the companies, and nothing personal to The Fay Farm for my apprehension. My largest and most severe symptom of my Fibromyalgia is nerve pain and a sort of “Icy Hot” sensation that is widespread over my entire body. Normally, you might hear “Icy Hot” and think that is would provide a sort of pain relief, but because my pain takes on that type of feel, it’s actually like doubling my pain when using some of these rubs or creams.
Needless to say, I was concerned that The Fay Farm would be any different than other brands like Icy Hot, or Tiger’s Balm. There is one different in The Fay Farm, though. Their Warming CBD Muscle Rub has CBD in it. CBD is one of the chemicals in marijuana; however, unlike THC, CBD solely provides pain relief.
Full disclosure: I just received my Medical Marijuana card a few months ago. Personally, I don’t enjoy the “high” feeling. However, nothing I have ever tried and provided the pain relief I’ve gotten from the medicinal products. In fact, I won’t even call it pain relief. It’s more like a pain eraser. 100% gone. I know, I was baffled as well. Additionally, I have severe nausea from the chemotherapy drugs I take, so this helps to counteract the 3-4 out of 7 days a week that I’m experiencing nausea. But luckily, they now know how to separate the two marijuana plant chemicals: THC and CBD. This has contributed to medicinal marijuana bringing relief of many diseases by only targeting the pain relief chemical.
In saying that, I already knew the benefits of CBD for pain relief. This is the ingredient of this rub that sets The Fay Farm apart from the rest. In fact, kudos to you Fay Farm. This warming muscle rub is the first salve, balm, cream, etc. that has actually reduced my pain instead of adding to its severity. The ingredient list does include menthol and peppermint, which, for me, is usually what I have to avoid. However, I think the mixture of a lot of other oils, like rosemary, ginger, clove, etc. and the addition of CBD oil offsets the potency of the menthol. Don’t get me wrong: this issue with menthol and severe pain could just be a particular pain problem with my own Fibromyalgia. This is not across the board as I have talked to other Fibromyalgia sufferers who don’t have this issue and other ones who do.
I’ve had The Fay Farm Warming CBD Muscle Rub for a little over a week now and am very pleased with the results. In fact, I tested putting the rub on one of my wrists and not on the other, and the difference is significant. I have one wrist with intense burning nerve pain, and the other wrist with minimal pain. I still get a little bit of the burning sensation, but I think that is a personal side effect, not anything to do with the product itself. My only disclaimer is that the rub is a tad oily, so I wouldn’t necessary put it on until I was at home and in some comfortable clothes.
Aside from the product itself, I also really connect with the mission and origin story of The Fay Farm. In their own words:
“The Fay Farm is dedicated to creating quality natural body care products. We offer an extensive line of natural shea body butters as well as our highly acclaimed Healing Hemp Salve, which is an excellent natural treatment for Psoriasis, Eczema, Ichthyosis, Contact Dermatitis, itching skin, burn care and bug bites. Our Warming Muscle Rub has been used for the relief of sore muscles, rheumatoid arthritis, cluster headaches, migraines, and as a pre- and post-workout balm. None of our products contain parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, or phthalates. We use our products on ourselves and loved ones and only craft our products with all natural, organically-sourced materials!”
I love that they source so many of the ingredients from the very farm they live! Additionally, they seem to have really done their research on what type of products work for what conditions. For example: their lotion and salves are using for Psoriasis, bug bites, burns, etc. The warming muscle rubs are using for arthritis, cluster headaches, pre- and post- workouts, and more. The products are very well-rounded in effect and purpose.
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Readers of my blog are eligible to receive 10% their orders. All you have to do is mention my blog in the comments section of your order (i.e: “Referred from Chronically Kristin’s blog).
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Feel free to reach out to me for any questions about the rub or how I’ve used it.