Like pretty much the whole blogosphere, I was also contacted by Absorbine to review their “new-ish” line of natural liniment products. It took me a while, but I finally got around to trying the stuff. Even though I’m sure everyone’s already read about ten of these reviews, here’s one more!
|Forgot to take picture of the concentrate Whoops|
When I first received the package I was super excited to try it. The foam is a different concept entirely, and I liked the thought of having the concentrate squeeze bottle to make lots of buckets. The product had pretty packaging, and was packaged well.
|A lot of mess|
The first product I used was the foam. I tried it after a lesson, and while I really wanted to like it, I’m just eh about it. It smelled nice, and wasn’t sticky feeling, but I didn’t feel any cooling properties at all when I applied it. The foam dispenser was also SUPER messy, and the foam was more of a “liquid bubble mess” then a solid foam. So I struck out with that. It really didn’t hold a candle to my holy grail of liniments, Sore-No More Gelotion.
|Not a solid foam, but more like a liquid bubbly soup|
Onto the concentrate. I was still more or less excited to try this because I thought I could possibly change the concentration of the product and maybe make it stronger then the foam. But I honestly almost used up a fourth of the bottle before I had any sort of tingly sensation. So even though it still smelled pretty good, and I liked the packaging on this one, much less mess, I would be using a lot of the product very fast.
Overall I was very meh about the stuff. It smells good and the color is pretty, but I expect to feel a little something when I apply it to Libby. So although it was natural, and didn’t blister her or anything, I felt like I was just putting water on her. So will I buy this again? Probably not. Especially when I have a whole line of Sore-No More products available, at the same price.