Date Fri, August 14 2015

Summer is awesome, right? I’ve been super busy doing things like going to geeky conventions, participating in GISHWHES and walking multiple miles on almost a daily basis. The sunsets have been beautiful, the storms electrifying and the laughs never-ending. But not everything has been good this summer.

Specifically, it’s been a bit of a painful one. Higher temperatures and increased humidity lead to sore joints, even for someone at my young age. It’s especially bad in the morning, when my joints swell in my fingers, and it takes a bit to relax them. The discomfort continues for a couple hours after I wake up, unfortunately. It’s probably due to arthritis, so I’ve been taking more pain killers and considering topical pain relief solutions.

Oxyrub Topical Pain Relief

Oxyrub Topical Pain Relief

So the opportunity to review OxyRub couldn’t have come at a better time! I received a 4-ounce tube from the maker to try out and talk about. It’s a thick cream you can apply wherever you experience muscle or joint pain. According to the description, OxyRub can help with issues caused by arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, backache and muscle ache, among other conditions.

Unlike some topical pain relief creams and products, Oxyrub doesn’t smell quite as minty. Menthol is the active ingredient, just like it is in MaxFreeze, but I smell something a little fruity and citrus-y when I used it. If you’re not a big fan of the minty smell, this might be a positive for you.

I wonder if this is because there’s a lower menthol content in this product than in some similar products. After rubbing it on my skin, it gets cool, but it doesn’t get freezing cold like some products. It doesn’t heat up, either. I especially notice the effect if I’m sitting in front of a fan or in the way of a breeze; otherwise, it’s pretty mild. Again, this could be a positive to anyone who finds that most products are too intense.

So I took a look at the other products like this that I have — and it turns out I have two MaxFreeze products and a tube of Bengay and IcyHot each. Am I collector or what? LOL

MaxFreeze products each contain over twice as much menthol, which makes them feel much colder. The products that create a hot and cold sensation, IcyHot and BenGay, have 15% of more menthol, which may make them more effective for some people. Of course, like I mentioned, the downside if that this may be quite uncomfortable. My aches and pains are more light to moderate, so I’m fine using a product like OxyRub for most of my needs.

Because it’s a cream, it does feel a little more greasy and it may not be the ideal product for my hands. Obviously, being able to grasp things is a necessity. I might stick with roll on or spray pain-relief products when it comes to my hands and fingers. OxyRub worked well for sore leg muscles, however!

If you want to give OxyRub a try, you can buy it on Amazon for $20 for the 4-ounce tube or from HaalthyDirections directly. The folks at OxyRub has been kind enough to provide a 20% off coupon for my readers. Enter the code SAVEOXY2 to save on your first purchase!

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3 Responses

  1. Bonnie Meyer October 4 2015 @ 11:15 pm

    I have been using Oxyrub for a couple of weeks along with a Willow Curve and a Prescription Tens unit. If I don’t have time to use either, and want some quick relief, I use the Oxyrub. It does feel cool at first and starts working very quickly. I have 3 year old hip surgery problems, both shoulders, and knees. All are helped with the cream. I need to get more soon.

  2. gary April 27 2017 @ 7:41 pm

    I bought the oxyrub and it does not work for me at all it was a waste of 40.00 I will never buy it again. it does not get rid of my pains even the simple ones, if you say it works you are lying.

  3. Cole April 27 2017 @ 9:02 pm

    I’m sorry you had a negative experience, but clearly some products work better for some people than others. If you want to make your voice heard, I recommend going to the official website or their social media to communicate with them, and perhaps they can provide customer service to your liking. Good luck.

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