Holistic Balms from Meadowlark Botanical
One of the resources I have been taking advantage of as a member of the Pagan Business Network is the use of trades. I will trade some of my products with members of the network for some of their products and or services. The other part of the exchange is that I write a review about my experiences with the products and then share it around. The products in the above photo are some that I traded for and this is my review.
Before I get into how the products worked for me and my experience with the products I want to spend some time talking about the customer service this company provides. One thing I asked about was if they planned on getting different labels that included the ingredients on them. They responded happily with a thank you for the suggestion and that it was something they had in fact been thinking of doing. When I mentioned to keep the information insert as well they were happy to know that the information on the sheet was useful in educating people about the reasons behind why the herbs worked for this product.
The best experience I had with this business was when I asked about a specific product. I get headaches frequently while I am working. Its not just from the stress but also from my eyes, anxiety, caffinee and or lack of water. So I wanted to have the balm with me at work. When I opened it for the first time this balm was essentially liquid. It exploded basically everywhere. I lost a bunch to my clothes and the counter.
I asked the owner about this. She was shocked to hear about it. As soon as she was able to she sent me another batch of the balm. This time when I opened it I could use it and it was solid. The fact that she sent me a brand new free batch was great. I was thrilled. I tried it later that night and was happy with the results. So I have to give them two thumbs up on customer service.
Pain Free Balm
At first I was disappointed in this balm. It did not have immediate effect which is what I am used to. A similar holistic product I use has an almost instant relief to it without needing a deep massage. I decided though that I would give it an extended try. During this extended trial I applied the cream with a massage to the very specific location rather than the general location. Once I started applying it with a massage and to specific points rather than general points I was able to get the relief that I was used to. It lasts for me about 4-5 hours. After that I need to apply it again.
My issue with this item is that it stains. Before I used this cream I had no yellow stains on my blanket. This cream left stains on the blanket. This was with me rubbing it and massaging the balm into my skin and the effected areas as much as I could. Even then the little oil left on the top layer of skin still stained my blankets. It also stained my underwear long the edges where my legs would have touched it.
The other issue I have was the strong menthol scent. It was overpowering. One day I applied it to my knees before work so I could be comfortable at work. My fiance’ commented that the scent was too strong and to not use that again. I have tried to use less, but the scent is still overpowering. Yes it is effective but its stronger than the almost pure menthol product I buy for my fiance’ from the store.
You can get your Pain Free cream here
With my day job I am on my feet all day. I run around the store helping customers find what they are looking for. When not putting away stock, putting away put-backs /unpurchased items, or helping customers find products I am standing in place at the register. My feet are sore after a days work. This product here is a wonderful treat for my feet.
I have found that this helps relax my muscles after a day of working. It doesn’t relieve the pain persay but it does help my feet to relax. By rubbing my feet with this balm after a long day of work I also relieve some of my stress from the shift. A lot of stress is held in the feet.
In order to relieve the pain I am feeling in my arches I typically add a small batch of the pain free balm that was mentioned earlier. I’d actually like to see the two combined so you have stress and pain relief that can be applied to all muscles not just the feet. Perhaps they will take that into consideration.
Get your Herbal Foot cream here
This year I have started to deal with headaches far more often than I ever did before. One of the main headache issues I have had have been sinus related. This balm when I tried it in a liquid form was the only thing that has worked for my sinus pressure and pain without congestion. I applied a small drop to the bridge of my nose and felt instant relief.
The menthol and mint oils are high in this mixture so my eyes did water a bit. My suggestion would be to find a variation on this recipe that uses a little less mint and menthol and maybe add a few congestion or sinus oils. That way you can have a product for sinus headaches and sinus pressure as well.
The only other thing I have to say is that it works just as well for day to day headaches. I apply a bit to my temples, the base of the neck, and my third eye. For me this helps me release all my pressure for my headaches. Often times they are in the front of the brain which is why I use the third eye chakra as a position to place the balm in. I only use a little bit though as too much wil make your eyes water from the mint and menthol.
You can get yours Headache balm here
Lavender Hand Cream
This is an item that was actually a surprise for me. It was not an item that I had asked for in the trade. She included it as a free gift sample for which I am very thankful. I will probably be ordering a batch of this for myself when my sample size is done. I’ve had this sample for months and I am still working with it. Its hard for me to find hand or body lotions that I can actually use due to my sensitive skin. This is one of the ones I can use. I’m glad I have it. I will use it for a while longer. Like I said it is one of the few lotions I have been able to find for myself that works and I enjoy the scent and feel of.
Get your Lavender rich Handcream Here
Conclusion & Remarks
Many of the issues I had are my own for not reading the directions as best as I could. The owner of this business did send paper work on each of the products given to me. While it doesn’t mention that the Tumeric in the pain relief cream can stain, it does mention its best applied to specific points rather than a general area. Had I paid more attention to the entire paperwork I would have had faster results with the Pain Free Cream. They also warned about the peppermint in the headache balm and not going near the eyes for that reason.
This business owner is very well educated on their products and services. The information sheet goes into detail about the herbs chosen for the products and why they work. In some cases they even mention this history of the herbs use in medicinal practices and from which cultures they were used in. They know not only their products but their particular service well. They are very professional and work hard to get their business seen and known.
If you are looking for vegetarian organic homeopathic products then this is the company for you. Its well made and the containers are perfect for the product. Packages are neat and professional looking. Everything works as they say it does, just be sure to read the directions carefully or you may miss information like I did.
Check out the rest of their products here: Meadowlark Botanical