December 3, 2010

Boiron Arnicare Arnica Gel Review and Giveaway

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Growing up as a child, taking medicine when I'm sick always was a traumatic experience. I hated medicine! The yukky taste, the side effects, it was just too much for me. This stayed with me as I got older which got me to opt for alternative medications like homeopathic or herbals that proved a better option for my liking. One of the brands I peruse when I'm getting the flu is Boiron. A brand we trust at my home. Recently, Boiron asked me to review their Arnicare Arnica Gel which I was happy to accept.

We are big Arnica-based medicine users in my household which we use to treat your common muscle ache and pains or bruisings. Arnica is a flower related to Sunflower. We've been using a specific brand for years and it's interesting to see how Arnicare's Arnica Gel will pass our test.

Arnica Flower - Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
  • Ease of Use - It's easy to apply and easily absorbed on the skin.
  • It Works - I had some applied on my back to treat some pain and felt better the next day. Currently, treating a small bruise on daughter's legs for 2 days now and I see visible improvements.
  • Greaseless - It's not messy which makes applying a breeze!
  •  Alcohol content - Though it helps the gel to dry easily, anyone who has sensitivity to alcohol can cause irritation and limits the area where you can apply it especially if you have a cut.
  • Not for Therapeutic Massage - Due to it's quick-to-dry component, it can't be used when a massage is intended as part of the application where a cream or oil is great with.
Arnicare Arnica Gel is a great homeopathic option and appeals best for those who likes easy to apply or quick-to-absorb medication especially for individuals who are always on the go! A perfect item to carry along to work or travel because it's not a messy product. Works great too for those who are not sensitive to alcohol-infused medications. As for me, I still prefer cream or oil version of Arnica so the gel may not expect a repeat in my medicine cabinet.

Now here's a treat for you! With Holidays in season, running around grocery shopping and cooking up a storm for a big celebration can easily result to lots of muscle aches and body pains! Good for you, Boiron will give you the chance to help you ease holiday-induced pains via a giveaway!

One lucky reader of Zensible Mama will win one Arnicare Arnica Gel Pain Relief 2.6 oz approximately valued at $11.39 online and at selected stores nationwide.

To win, simply do any of these two mandatory entries before proceeding to extra entries to qualify:
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Deadline: Friday, Dec 10, 2010 @ 12:00AM EST. You must leave your email address so I can notify you if you win. Winner will be announced no later than Monday, Dec 13th. will be used to select winner. Open to US addresses only, 18 years and older. Winner will have 24 hours to response or another winner will be drawn. Sponsor will send the product to winner.

Good luck everyone!

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**Boiron provided the product to facilitate this review**


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