10 Ways to Use Merrimint Body Balm

This little black jar is about to be your new best friend

This is one elevated essential not to leave sitting in your medicine cabinet. Throw it in your purse, bring it to the gym, and leave it on your nightstand at night. Morning, noon and night, Merrimint will help restore your vibrancy and vitality while alleviating common pains and improving exercise performance and recovery.

With a rich blend of oils and butters - including jojoba, avocado, shea, and camellia - this vitamin-rich, sophisticated "glide" massage balm hydrates and restores dry, cracked, or irritated skin while penetrating the dermis with arnica, 500mg CBD, and a touch of menthol.

The results? Fresh, vibrant skin, a relaxed body, and less inflammation in your muscles and joints. Quicker recovery, fewer injuries, and better performance - now that's an elevated essential.

1 - Wake Up with Merrimint

Start your day with Merrimint - it's fresher than a cup of coffee and not going to make you crash afterwards. A brief hand/neck massage will wake up, moisturize and loosen the neck, muscles and joints while awakening the senses.

2 - Find Your Yoga Flow

Focusing on the joints before a yoga follow can energize the body and ensure a safe practice or workout. David Moreno, a San Francisco Bay Area yoga teacher says that "[moving] your joints through the full range of motion [increases] circulation and lubricates the entire joint."

Try practicing his 4 Moves for Healthy Joints with Merrimint as a cooling, lubricating assistant to center and settle into a safe, powerful yoga flow.

3 - Elevate Your Desk Job

About 80% of jobs in America are sedentary and there's no way around it - sitting 9-5 and staring at a computer screen, especially while typing, amplifies our stress and leads to back problems, neck and shoulder pain, and fatigue.

Take a 2 minute Merrimint break to bring your energy and focus back into your work, reduce stress, and maintain physical endurance sitting all day (injury-free).

Start by massaging dry, tired typing fingers and wrists. Use any leftover Merrimint balm to massage into stressed neck and shoulder muscles. Once it has absorbed and the cooling effects have started, try a simple neck rotation exercise: tip your head down and rotate to the left, holding 20-30 seconds; then do the same thing, tilting to the right. Finally, try turning your head slowly from side to side in an upright position, trying to move your chin past your shoulder.

Another common cause of desk discomfort is lower back pain. Use a small amount of Merrimint and apply to the lower back and hips, massaging in close to the spine, and - if possible - go for a short walk to increase mobility, decrease pain, and improve resistance to injury.

4 - Soothe Menstrual Cramps

About 3 in 4 women report experiencing cramps just before or during their period. This pain is often localized in the uterus region, but can also be related to neck, back and knee pain. Merrimint helps to soothe premenstrual and menstrual cramps (and associated muscle tightness across the body) by relieving inflammation, reducing sensitivity to pain in the aggravated areas, and relaxing and soothing areas with the mint, arnica and cooling effects.

For especially painful periods, try alternating a heating pad with the cooling Merrimint body balm. Ibuprofen and other over the counter pain relievers can also be very helpful for the pain that won't quit - especially when complimented with topical CBD and light muscle massages on the affected areas.

5 - Calm Injuries

Topical CBD is rising as a natural remedy for athletic injuries. Topical CBD is non-intoxicating, and a balm like Merrimint is THC-free to ensure athletes never have to worry about lighting up a drug test. CBD topicals like Merrimint body calm can target pain and inflammation by allowing the cannabinoids to penetrate the skin and affect localized endocannabinoid receptors. Since the cannabinoids don't reach the bloodstream, pain relief is localized where applied without any intoxication.

Are you an athlete or dealing with athletic injuries?

Click here to learn more about Preventing + Treating Common Athletic Injuries with Merrimint Body Balm.

6 - Relieve Swollen Joints

Swollen, painful joints are common, whether just from overworking, or from more painful chronic conditions like gout and arthritis. When it comes to pain relief from arthritis, topical application of CBD has shown to be beneficial in animal studies. Merrimint's blend of cooling, pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing ingredients are a restorative, refreshing, natural way to lubricate and calm inflamed joints.

7 - Stress + Headache Relief

Headaches and migraines are among the most common ailments affecting people globally, with severe headaches affecting more than 15% of the U.S. population. Topical CBD, like Merrimint, has become a popular treatment for pain relief and prevention, helping to alleviate and prevent the pains that occur in the jaws, temples, forehead, neck and shoulders. Massaging in Merrimint to the affected areas can help soothe the inflamed nerves that lead to migraine pains.

To help soothe and prevent headaches with Merrimint balm, try:

  • Massage the neck and shoulders, preventing them from getting tight and triggering nerve pain that leads to headaches.
  • Take leftover the leftover Merrimint balm and massage into hands and fingers.
  • Careful to avoid the eye area, use your Merrimint-ed hands to gently massage temples, forehead and jaw.
  • Take a few deep, calming breaths. Merrimint's signature soothing scent helps to clear sinuses and senses, calming stress and helping relieve tension.
  • Massage leftover Merrimint into the hair and scalp for a cool, uplifting respite.

8 - Get in a Pre-Workout Flow

Before exercising, lightly stretch and use Merrimint body balm in stressed or tight areas. As a pre-workout tool, Merrimint will help you muscles and body to relax, calming inflammation and reducing the chances of injury. Merrimint pairs CBD with essential oils and cooling menthol to release tension and promote a calming sensation in the body that can help you warm up and loosen up before beginning your workout.

9 - Enhance Your Post-Workout Recovery

Studies have shown that topical CBD may be able to significantly reduce inflammation, regulate the perception of pain, and help balance cortisol levels. So, if you're looking to soothe muscles and sore, area-prone spots post-workout, a Merrimint rub down is the way to go. We recommend taking a hot shower, putting a light layer of lotion on dried skin, and then taking a fingernail-sized dollop of Merrimint and working it into problem spots on the warm, moisturized areas until fully absorbed. The heat and moisture will help extend and activate the balm, and massaging until fully absorbed will not only help relieve soreness, but by stimulating blood flood and oxygen to the area can speed recovery and enhance performance.

Read More: Preventing + Treating Common Athletic Injuries with Merrimint Body Balm

10 - Repair Skin + Transform Nails

Merrimint body balm is a great way to relieve the symptoms and associated discomfort of many skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. Not only does the topical application of CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system found in the skin to help regulate oil production and combat dry or oily skin, but studies suggest that it can interact with immune cells to create an anti-inflammatory response, helping to calm aggravated areas and symptoms of irritation.

With 19 oils and butters, Merrimint is a powerful tool to nourish and replenish dry, cracked, calloused skin while fortifying weak and brittle nails. While each ingredient is purposefully selected to provide a functional benefit to skin and comfort, looking at the two top ingredients in Merrimint help pain a picture of its supernatural abilities. First, camellia oil is rich in vitamins and anti-aging antioxidants. Rich in plant collagen and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, camellia seed oil was a safe way to keep skin soft, luminous and youthful. The next ingredient, shea butter has high concentrations of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that deeply moisturize while balancing skin and locking in moisture.

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