I am currently obsessed with the Pure Living Enthusiast Root Down Muscle Balm. Think a way better and more natural version of the traditional chemical filled (and smelly) muscle creams. You may love your grams, but that stuff can smell yucky.
This Root Down Muscle Balm was originally designed for use in the yoga room. Developed to bring in some mobility during practice and body awareness, it was realized just how good it was for soreness and inflammation.
I've used this on people in my yoga classes to rub on their neck and shoulders in savasana to help them relax and ease the tension, as well as on my own neck and shoulders after a night of sleeping funny and waking up with a stiff and sore neck. The tingle gives some of that immediate relief and then it lingers allowing time to relax the muscles.
A few weeks ago I did a really heavy leg day workout and was sore for days after and I was able to use this muscle balm to help ease some of the soreness from DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness.
I have yet myself to need it for the purposes of a cold, but I'm told it's also a great replacement for Vick's when you have a cough or cold. Rub a little on your chest to help ease congestion.
So basically this balm is a household catch all. Use it for stiff necks, sore muscles, coughs and colds. And the pleasant smell of frankincence and peppermint wont leave you smelling like grams! (No offence grandma).