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Where's The Heat
C.M.S Wintergreen Heat Spray
Member Name: rufusdog
C.M.S Wintergreen Heat Spray
Date: 12/04/11, updated on 02/03/12 (242 review reads)
Advantages: Was cheap to buy
Disadvantages: Didn't work for me
I have been plagued with muscle and joint problems over the last few years and have been trying out all different kinds of gels, sprays, heat pads, everything I can find to help me get some welcome relief from the pain.
I had run out of my normal spray and went in to Wilkinson's to get something but I realised I didn't have enough money on me to buy my normal one and this Wintergreens Heat Spray was only £1 so I bought that instead.
The spray is in a similar kind of tin, it would be quite easy to spot on the shelf, it has a bright red lid and a picture of the back of a mad also in bright red on the front.
When I got it home I removed my clothing so I wouldn't get spray all over it and applied the heat to my leg where I had the muscle pain. The smell you get from the spray is really overwhelming, it is a very strong kind of medical smell but it really gets down your throat and up your nose and is not that pleasant. The tine says it contains denatured ethanol blended with wintergreen, oils and spices. I had never heard of wintergreen before so looked it up on the internet and it is an oil used for topical analgesic for the treatment of muscular and rheumatic pain (among other things). It then goes on to say that there is no evidence of it actually working.
The spray feels icy cold when applied to the skin and it can make you jump especially when applied to the back area. After a while, I was waiting for the heat to hit me but I didn't feel any heat. The only thing I felt was a bit uncomfortable and then a really itchy sensation like I wanted to scratch the skin off but I resisted the temptation and the feeling went off quite quickly, but no heat!
I carried on using the spray for a few days not only on my leg but on my back and shoulders too where I get the most pain from but I don't really think it was doing anything, except stinking the room out and making me smell like a walking chemists. I don't think I would buy it again, I think it is worth paying the extra and getting a tin of Deep Heat instead.
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