DISCLAIMER: 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.
The first thing I noticed was that Rejuvenation Lotion absorbed quickly without leaving behind a sticky or greasy residue. It also has a mild, natural scent, void of any perfumes, chemicals, or even a strong essential oil odor. Migraine patients with sensitivity to smells will appreciate this for two reasons:
- Avoiding a known trigger – Perfumes and other strong smells can be a trigger that sets off a migraine attack.
- Minimizing the impact of osmophobia – Some of us experience extreme sensitivity to smells during a migraine attack such that even a slight whiff can set off a cascade of nausea, vomiting, and worsening pain.
Shortly before Rejuvenation Lotion arrived, I strained my upper right back muscle. It was painful and limited the range of motion in my right arm. A few years ago I was treated for “frozen shoulder syndrome” and the symptoms were similar this time. I really didn’t want to go through another 20-week round of myofascial release therapy if I could avoid it. It’s a long and expensive recovery. So, I though I would give the lotion a try just to see if it could help the muscle heal.
However, I couldn’t reach that tricky spot between my spine and shoulder-blade that was the source of the problem. It would have been difficult on a good day, but with limited mobility, there was no way I could reach the middle of my back alone. As luck would have it, my husband was out of town for 2 weeks on a rare business trip. Testing the lotion out on this problem was going to have to wait.
So I turned my focus to the reason I wanted to try it in the first place — my arthritic knee. I’ll admit that I wasn’t all that consistent in using Rejuvenation Lotion. This summer has been busy enough to challenge my commitment to maintaining a routine. Despite my erratic use, I was surprised when my last cross-country advocacy trip didn’t require much use of my cane.
To my amazement, I was able to walk around the airport terminals in both Kansas City and Philadelphia without much pain at all. I did avoid the stairs and adjust to a slower walking pace, but only needed my cane for a brief time on arrival in Philly. Normally, such an adventure would require not only a cane, but the assistance of a wheelchair, too. I didn’t need any special assistance with boarding either. It was almost disappointing (yet exciting!) to be treated like a regular passenger by standing in line forever and being the last to board the plane. My knee held up!
It is has become a foregone conclusion that my lower legs and feet will swell up for several days after such a trip. Yet for this trip, I didn’t have that problem at all. I only did two things differently this time: 1) I used Rejuvenation Lotion several times each day during and after the trip, 2) I also took a Celery Seed supplement to act as a mild diuretic. There’s no way to tell which made the difference. Given the positive results, I’m not likely to skip one or the other the next time.
Lower back pain has been a thorn in my side for ages. I haven’t yet tried the lotion daily as a preventive, but I have applied it when my back flares up. It seems to do as well as any other pain relieving ointment or lotion I’ve used. The only other product to come close is Tiger Balm, which unfortunately has the side effect of leaving red marks where ever it is applied in sufficient quantity to dull the pain. Rejuvenation Lotion leaves no red marks, strong smells, or greasy feeling.
What about the first problem?
After my husband returned, we set to work on the muscle strain that was crimping my writing style. He volunteered (…okay, I drafted him) to help me apply it to the source of the problem. This was the most dramatic use of Rejuvenation Lotion so far. Within minutes the pain was almost gone. With continued daily application, the pain disappeared and my range of motion gradually returned. Because I know this a weak area, I will be continuing to use to strengthen and help it heal further.
…and as a bonus, my husband didn’t complain about the smell or feel of the lotion!
Rejuvenation Lotion is a keeper for my toolkit. It’s smooth, non-greasy feel is a boon for my sensory-challenged family. It’s not a pharmaceutical painkiller that might increase our risk of medication overuse headache, either. Plus, it actually relieves and prevents our musculoskeletal pain. Fay Farm’s Rejuvenation Lotion has the official Brain Storm “seal of approval.”
Want to know more?
Rejuvenation Lotion contains 200mg cannabidiol derived from hemp oil. It contains no THC and is legal in all 50 states. It is not psychoactive or addictive in any way — you won’t get “high” using it. Fay Farm describes it as
…a blend of herbs and essential oils designed to relieve joint and muscle pain. Use our Rejuvenation Lotion when applying to areas that need to be absorbed quickly, like hips, knees, shoulders, etc.
According to the description on their website, it contains:
Notes of vanilla from peru balsam essential oil complimented with a delicious top note of camphor makes for a mild, almost decadent aroma. Made with organic ingredients: Purified water, hemp oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, argan oil, magnesium, white sesame oil, jojoba oil, essential oils, 200 mg. CBD oil, fennel, licorice, turmeric, valerian, gluconolactone and sodium benzoate (certified organic preservative).
You can learn more by visiting Fay Farm, checking out their Facebook page, or following them on Twitter @TheFayFarm.
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