A Muscle Balm That Smells Good


Warming sports balms are excellent muscle pain relievers…until you realize you’re greasy and smell like a medicine cabinet. Then the pain just shifts to your ass as you quarantine yourself until the smell goes away and the cream sets in, not turning sticky in the process, you hope.

Molton Brown SPORT Body-Warming Balm is the antidote. It employs a collusion of top shelf ingredients to nip the problem in the bud, like deodorizing cassia bark oil (cinnamon), moisturizing macadamia nut oil, and vanillyl butyl to supply the heat. The ensuing warmth packs a punch, absorbs on contact, lasts well over an hour and is noticeable immediately, but – thankfully – only to you. There is an ever-so-light lime aroma that falls into line with other well-conceived Molton Brown fragrances and will scent you clean, as if you showered post-gym…even if you didn’t.

The product is part of the new line of Molton Brown SPORT that also includes a similarly scented 4-in-1 Body Wash and an Anti-perspirant stick. [$26 for 6; moltonbrown.com]

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