Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The second you open the jar, your nostrils will be hit with the distinct smell of clove, nutmeg, peppermint, and orange. The mild, yet pleasant aroma is sweet, refreshing and citrusy. The smell of the Muscle Recovery salve reminded us of a bowl of potpourri—natural and floral. The Muscle Recovery from Ambary Gardens smells much more intense and more therapeutic/medicinal than their Deep Rub.
The consistency of this product is soft and buttery. The salve has a gentle grain to it and turns creamy as you rub it in. It’s easy to apply and feels soothing as soon as it begins melting into your skin. The consistency is great for rubbing in—would be excellent to use as massage oil. The rub itself is off-white in color.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
The effects are impressive—muscle tension begins to let up very quickly. We found that the Muscle Recovery rub effects can begin to be felt within 5 to 20 minutes. The duration depended on where the rub was applied and what the ailment was, but overall, it lasted a couple of hours. We used the Muscle Recovery salve after the gym and found it to work wonders on sore, tight muscles. It is worth noting that this salve does not produce an icy/hot sensation.
Best Used For
In our experience, the Muscle Recovery works best on strained, tired, and sore muscles. Whether you work out regularly or are simply getting older—this salve will do the trick. The CBD in the Muscle Recovery rub helps reduce inflammation and cut down on muscle recovery time.
Whether it’s your back, neck or legs that are in pain, the Muscle Recovery rub is sure to provide the relief you seek. Alternatively, if you’re looking to relieve joint pain and arthritis, we recommend the Deep Rub from Ambary Gardens instead.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
This is a localized product, meaning it will only provide relief to the area that it was applied. That said, we recommend combining this product with the Full Spectrum Daily Tinctures for systemic relief. The tinctures will help further reduce pain and inflammation from the inside out.