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.
Invigorate Lotion is a pain relieving lotion from Resonant Botanicals that is designed for people living with chronic pain resulting from conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or neuropathy.
Like many people in the chronic illness community, I’m tired of taking toxic pharmaceuticals to combat the pain that I live with every day and I’m always looking for something new to try.
Invigorate starts with an infusion of herbs such as turmeric, valerian, devil’s claw, Manjistha and Arjuna and those 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 a truly delightful pain relieving lotion.
Sound good yet? The other key ingredients are:
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) which you may have seen in supplement form. It’s said to have been very effective in treating arthritis patients.
Magnesium Oil is an excellent way to supplement magnesium. Many Americans do not get enough magnesium in their diets and as a result, it can contribute to conditions such as fatigue, cramps, insomnia, stress and hypertension.
I’ve been using this product for about six weeks and feel that I’ve experienced an overall improvement in various aches and pains. I have some arthritis in my knees which is largely controlled with collagen powder taken internally but I think Invigorate has been a great way to attack the problem externally especially with the MSM and magnesium oil.
My major diagnosis is cervical dystonia. It’s a different kind of pain than fibromyalgia and arthritis. Many dystonia patients take magnesium supplements or oil to help boost muscle function. I do a number of different modalities to help my condition so I can’t say that Invigorate Lotion alone will help to reduce muscle spasm but I do feel it’s been a very helpful part of my regimen.
Invigorate lotion goes on very clean, not greasy at all and smells great, a very welcome change from the wintergreen/menthol I’m used to from various pain relieving products. It’s delivered via a pump nozzle. For me, it feels kind of tingly when it goes on, almost like I can feel the healthy ingredients going to work! It’s really nice to use a heating pad after you’ve applied the lotion. This combination does seem to improve the range of motion in my neck which is suffering the long term effects of chronic spasm and pulling for the past 7 years.
Invigorate Lotion is available in two sizes, an 8 ounce bottle for $55 and you can also just try out the 2 oz bottle for $20. The smaller bottle is approved for TSA travel rules and you can bring it on the plane with you. It may seem like a lot, but you only need a small amount.
One thing I really like about the company is their obvious commitment to help the chronic illness community, many of whom are struggling financially and are vulnerable to opioid addiction. They offer a Pay It Forward program that helps to share their products with those in need.
Here’s how the Pay It Forward program works:
1. Customers and Friends may contribute to the program through a donation which will be applied to the cost of an Invigorate or Qi of Calm™ two ounce lotion to help us reach those in need. Resonant Botanicals will cover the shipping and handling costs and provide our product at wholesale cost.
If you are in need, send your mailing address along with your product preference. Once the Program is funded, we will ship it to you at no cost.
2. Resonant Botanical Customers who have been liberated from prescription opioids through the use of our products can share a two ounce bottle with a friend in need. Simply leave us feedback and share your success story. Then enter your original order number and we will send them a two ounce lotion.
Thank you for helping us build a compassionate, caring and healing community.