I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although this product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
Resonate Botanicals Invigorate Lotion is an all natural pain reliever suitable for use for relief of osteo arthritis, fibromyalgia,, rheumatoid arthritis and muscle and joint pain. They say it’s a pain reliever you will want to keep on your nightstand so you can pop back and use it when necessary.
My first impression was the lovely scent of this lotion and the attractive silver metal type container with a pump-action top so it would not look out-of-place in your bedroom or bathroom.
The story of Resonant Botanicals is a fascinating story which began with music, which was always featured in the family life of the makers of this product. Alongside the music that bonded the family together came a focus on natural herbal healing with a great-grandmother and grandmother who were both herbalist. You immediately resonate that you are dealing with a family who knows the business well. In creating Resonant Botanicals, they gathered together an eclectic and wildly talented group of people who shared the same philosophy and love of nature. In herbal medicine, the whole plant is extracted, with all its beneficial properties and all the “entourage” molecules are made available to assist in the relief process and while it is not patentable, these actions have been observed for thousands of years through many different cultures. This short story on Resonate Botanicals totally sold me that this product had to be genuine and I couldn’t wait to give it a go.
It took a few years of dedicated research to determine the most effective ingredients for pain relief; specifically magnesium, MSM and hemp oil extract, which are in this lotion. Made with an infusion of herbs such as turmeric, valerian, devil’s claw, Manjistha and Arjuna which are steeped in organic Grape Seed Oil for over six weeks. Then, the infused herb oil is added to organic Hemp Oil, Hemp Oil Extract, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Oil, Clove Oil Extract, and Borage Oil, essential oils such as Sandalwood and Rose Otto from the Kazanlak region of Bulgaria, and combined (emulsified) into what I can truly call a relaxing scent even before you use the product.
MSM is a molecule which has a Sulfur atom in the middle of it, and most importantly for sufferers of osteo arthritis, the lack of sulfur in our body leads to a breakdown in cartilage, as well as stress on our joints as we age which is why this is used in the product.
They suggested that you combine an application of Invigorate with heat for 30 minutes to the area where the pain is. As an avid lover of heat for pain I put my first application of Invigorate onto my hip and low back before my afternoon rest as I always use a heat pad at this time. The feeling of muscle relaxation was immediate and I was soon in the land of nod and in far less pain. I feel sure the aroma contributed to my sleep and I was keen to try it again when I went to bed later that evening. Whether your pain is a result of fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, osteo arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or neuropathy, Invigorate provides quick absorbing, deep acting relief, which is perfect when you are suffering in pain.
Invigorate comes in two sizes: 8 ounce $55, and 2 ounce $20, and their TSA-approved travel sized two ounce bottle is safe to accompany you as a carry on if you travel by plane. As I was given the 8 ounce bottle I transferred some into a travel size bottle for use while away. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has joint pain and a must to pop into your travel bag.