My husband is a phenomenal provider and hard worker. A little less than a year ago, he was pulling 16+ hour shifts every day. Fortunately, he eventually landed a higher paying job and was able to cut down on his hours. Even with the reduction in the amount of hours he works, he still comes home with aches and pains.
Recently, we had the opportunity to review ExcruFlex, a joint and muscle pain-relieving gel. I hoped that ExcruFlex could help my husband ease the aches and pains.
* Product and/or service provided for review without cost. As always, all opinions are my own.
ExcruFlex, a deep penetrating gel, contains 45 organic and herbal ingredients—which accounts for 87% of the ingredients in the bottle. With ingredients including aloe (main ingredient), menthol, white camphor essential oil, and black pepper essential oil, the gel is both soothing , warming, and cooling.
Attached to the bottle is a pump that makes it easy to disperse just the right amount that you need.
The ExcruFlex gel itself is yellow in color and, to me, smells like mint. It is not at all overpowering, unlike some of the other pain relieving gels on the market. One of the most popular pain relieving gels is aspercream, which I am not a fan of. The smell is far too strong. ExcruFlex, on the other hand, has a more subtle hint of fragrance which I found to be rather pleasant.
Obviously, due to the many "hot" essential oils used, along with menthol, you'll want to avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes. Be sure to wash your hands after using, too.
Above, you can see the ingredient list on the ExcruFlex bottle. Don't be alarmed by the amount of ingredients! Most of them are essential oils. I've listed the ingredients below, in case you cannot read the picture above.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis (Menthol) Crystals, Capsicum (Capsicum Annuum) Oleoresin, Cinnamomum Camphora (White Camphor) Essential Oil, Piper (Sweet Basil) Essential Oil, Ocimum Basilicum Nigrum (Black Pepper) Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Essential Oil, Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Essential Oil, Zingiber Officinate (Ginger) Root Essential Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Essential Oil, Juniperus Munis (Juniper) Berry Essential Oil, Cymbopogon Flexusus (Lemongrass) Essential Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Needle Essential Oil, Ravensara Aromatica (Ravensara) Essential Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Essential Oil, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Essential Oil, Origanum Vulgare (Wild Oregano) Essential Oil, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine (TEA), Tetrasodium EDTA.
Both myself and my husband had the chance to try ExcruFlex. Read our opinions below.
My Husband's Review of ExcruFlex
My Review of ExcruFlex
Yesterday, I spent hours sitting on my hard floor in the entryway of my home. I was getting gifts and party favors ready for my sister's baby shower which is this Sunday. I went against my better judgement because I know I shouldn't be sitting in the floor that long with my history of back pain. Needless to say, those hours led to pain immediately upon standing. The pain wasn't excruciating, but it was enough for me to know that I needed to take it easy for the rest of the day.
Conveniently enough, I had ExcruFlex on hand. While my husband didn't experience much relief upon applying, I did. Perhaps it's because I am more sensitive, or maybe it's because my pain was a bit more minor. Either way, it lasted for a good two hours before I decided to reapply.
Overall, I believe that ExcruFlex is great for minor aches and pains. Obviously more severe aches and pains will need additional treatment, such as stretching, physical therapy, rest, etc. However, for everyday aches and pains, ExcruFlex is a great product that comes recommended from yours truly.
Did I mention that it's made in the United States and comes with a money-back guarantee? That means that you have nothing to lose!