Tuesday 19 March 2013

Supersalve Active-Care Balm – Soothing Those Sore, Aching Muscles Naturally

When I linked up with Daisy Green a few months ago they gave me the opportunity to try out 2 products they had; Bio2You Skin Serum and Hand Cream which I reviewed a week ago – see here, and also some Supersalve Active-Care Balm following a tweeting session with Supersalve sharing my interest in trying out one of their 3 products. They put me in touch with Daisy Green and I was sent a 100ml tube of their Active-Care Balm to try out.

Having been an Holistic Therapist for 9 years before moving to France and having the girls, I know how important it is to find natural products which can aid in the relief of tired, sore and overworked muscles, so being given the chance to review the Active-Care Balm was a good choice particularly as hubby is always coming home with overworked, sore muscles from running his own company in the building trade fitting kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Certain body parts; namely knees, elbows and shoulders can get a battering so he as a prime target for this balm.

Supersalve have 3 products in their range; Active-Care Balm, Skin-Care Balm and Massage Balm. These products were developed in South Africa and are manufactured in the UK. Their restorative balms contain unique, proven blends of honey, herbal extracts and essential oils. Their products contain no SLS, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, alcohol, lanolin and are not tested on animals.

As described on their website:

“Supersalve Active Care Balm is a deep-acting natural formula that enhances the body’s natural healing processes. It eases tired, stiff and aching joints and muscles, particularly in those suffering with Arthritis and Rheumatism, and soothes strains, pains, knocks and bruises.

Supersalve Active Care Balm contains: Calendula, Camphor, Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, St John’s Wort, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed Oil and Honey”

Hubby was the main designated tester although I did try the balm out a few times on my sore leg muscles. I’m currently training for the ‘Race for Life’ in honour of my Mum who lost her fight with lung cancer, so it has been used a couple of times to help relieve my sore aching muscles and I’m sure I’ll be using it some more in the coming weeks as I progress. I’m not a natural runner so it’s all new territory for me !

Hubby used the balm on his elbow for several evenings and noticed that it wasn’t as stiff and achy in the mornings after its application. We both agreed that if we used the balm for several weeks in a row, the benefit would accumulate. Hubby said the balm reminded him of “Dit Da Jow” which is a popular Chinese liniment, used to heal external damage such as bruises, or sore muscles. This is something he has used before as a Wing Chun Instructor.

The balm itself has quite a strong aroma; you can smell the essential oils particularly the clove. It definitely smells like it’s doing some good to your muscles. However, if you are going out for a night on the town, it probably isn’t the thing to be covering yourself in as its aroma does last for a while. I like it though. It’s not as strong as Deep Heat, which I remember as a child my Mum using and it making my eyes water!

Would I recommend it? Yes, I would. I love the fact that the ingredients are natural, it is free from those “chemical nasties” and it can be used as and when required. It would also be a good balm to use in between massage treatments, which would have accumulative benefits.

You can find out more about the 3 products Supersalve produce by taking a look at their website: www.supersalve.co.uk

They have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SupersalveBalms and you can follow them on Twitter: @Supersalvebalm


Disclaimer: I was given a tube of Supersalve's Active-Care Balm to try out, keep and review for this post. All thoughts, feelings and opinions given are my own and no one else's. I always give my honest feedback.



  1. This sounds like a great product, I could really do with something like this at the moment :)

    1. You can really smell the herbs and essential oils in the cream. Hubby keeps using it so it must be helping his elbow. I think as the weeks go on I may be using it more too with this 'Race for Life' ! Just not fit at the moment :0) x


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