Product Review & Give Away- She Essential Beauty's Sore Muscle Balm

She Essential Beauty is luxury organic skin care line that promotes harmony and balance of the mind, body and soul.  They have facial, body, skin and home products. 

Inspired by the ancient empresses of China, She Essential Beauty has created a luxury line of beauty products for the face, body and home.  Applying the principles and techniques of Chinese medicine, they formulate to nourish the skin, balance the mind and relax the body.

She means “luxury” in Chinese, and their brand embodies that definition from production to usage.  Blended by hand, we use therapeutic essential oils to awaken the senses, triggering a mind/body effect that works from the inside out.  Beauty comes from within; it is an expression of your inner harmony. Seek peace and find your beauty.

I was sent a small sample of their Sore Muscle Balm to test out - and as you know I am pregnant so everything hurts.  

The Sore Muscle Balm is "Loaded with therapeutic essential oils and herbal extracts to get you back into the race. The Chinese doctors of ancient dynasties treated injuries with the blood invigorating qualities of frankincense and myrrh, along with the aromatic healing power of camphor. We have combined the warmth of ginger with the anti-inflammatory effects of castor seed oil, arnica, St. John’s wart and eucalyptus to create a truly dynamic product that utilizes the philosophy of eastern medicine to heal your pain quickly. "
My review: 

This product oozes luxury.  I have used many sore muscle creams, rubs and treatments over the years and I have to say that the scent of the She Essential Beauty Sore Muscle Balm is fairly strong, but not overpowering and certainly more appealing than other products on the market.  It is much softer and more delicate than tiger balm, and much less greasy and messy than A5-35 and similar creams on the market.  

While the scent lingers after using She Sore Muscle Balm, I didn't feel like I was walking around smelling like muscle balm.  The scent was herbal, spicy and pleasant, as opposed to minty and oppressive.  It was also gender neutral - not too floral for my husband to use! 

The consistency was great too - it went on clean and my skin didn't feel oily or greasy after massaging it into my sore muscles...  It worked well on my shoulders and neck, but also on my calves and ankles that were swollen from the pregnancy... 

She Essential Beauty Sore Muscle Balm sells for $40 for a 4 ounce container.

She Essential Beauty is offering a 20% discount for orders over $50 if you enter the code "Fall2010" at checkout.

Even better, one lucky Acting Balanced reader will win a full size 4 ounce jar of She Essential Beauty Sore Muscle Balm (value $40) compliments of She Essential Beauty. Entries close at 11:59pm on September 30th and the winner will be contacted on October 1st.

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Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product from She Beauty Essentials through Mamabuzz for the purpose of completing this review. I received no other compensation.  All opinions are my own.