Good morning, it is hump day and we are half way through the week already! Today I have a review to share of a product I was lucky enough to be sent all the way from America.
The Fay Farm
The Fay Farm is a family run farm in Washington, USA. They use the milk from the goats they care for and the herbs they grow to create natural body care products. None of their products contain parabens, alcohol, mineral oils or phthalates. A few years ago, Fay Farm started researching the benefits of Hemp Oil Extracts, finding it was useful for pain relief and as a mood lifter and anti anxiety. They then began developing some of their most popular products in new formulations with the Hemp Oil contained. This line launched in 2014 and is legal in all 50 states in the USA and 28 countries outside of America.
Warming Muscle Rub
I was kindly asked what product I would like to try from their range and whether I wanted the hemp oil version, or the version without. I opted for the Warming Muscle Rub as I thought it would be perfect for the aches and pains caused by my arthritis. I also opted for the version with the hemp oil extract as I have seen many studies suggesting positive results when used to treat pain. I did have to check first that the UK was one of the countries that this could be legally used in!
The Fay Farm’s HOE Warming Muscle Rub is one of their best selling products. It claims to soothe the muscles and other aches and pains. You rub the product into the affected area and a little goes a long way. It also says that it can help relieve the pain of migraines, cluster and tension headaches but I haven’t tried this out as (luckily) I haven’t had one while testing the product.
What I Liked
The part about not needing much is definitely true. This is like a balm and just a small amount covers large areas of the body. It was really useful on my painful joints too, particularly when I used it on my elbows and feet. It did not seem as effective when I used it on my knees but as the problems I am having with them is more to do with my bones I think maybe that is why. I was having a particularly bad flare up last week which was affecting my elbows very badly. They were extremely sore and swollen. The rub helped ease the pain and increase my range of movement when used in the morning and evening, I was really impressed. The smell is not strong or unpleasant and it doesn’t leave a residue on your skin so I could put it on in the morning even when I was going out that day. Even though the product came from America, it arrived quickly and was well packaged, although at first I struggled to get the tin open as my grip isn’t so good. Ste to the rescue!
What I Didn’t Like
I didn’t feel any warming effect from the rub, even though it is has warming in the name. On reading some more information in the product description online, it does say that the rub contains both warming and cooling ingredients so I assume it has whichever effect is needed on your skin. I also did not find it as effective on my knees as other places. I will definitely give it a go the next time I have a migraine as they get pretty awful and I would try anything to help.
Is It Worth It?
Definitely! I will get this again as I found it really helped, especially on my elbows. Not much can give me a great deal of relief when they are playing up. I would maybe give the smaller one a try if you want to see if it works for you, but I will now purchase the bigger one to save having to reorder multiple times and spend more on postage. A little does go a long way and I do think it offers great value for money
How To Order
For the HOE version click here
For the normal version (no hemp) click here
I hope you enjoyed my review of the product. Let me know what else you use and if you would consider purchasing this or would like to ask me any more questions. I think when I next have to order the rub I might buy another product to try and I will be sure to let you know how that works too!