I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
I was recently given the chance to try out a new pain relieving lotion, Mo’s Dream Cream, as well as their No Mo Pain Stick, as possible new tools for my pain management toolkit.
The first thing I noticed-and appreciated-about Mo’s is that it is not at all greasy when you apply it to your skin. It went on smoothly and easily, and absorbed quickly into my skin, and I didn’t feel like I had to immediately wash my hands afterwards like I do when I use other ointments and salves. Although another thing I really like about this lotion is that if for some reason I do have to wash my hands after I put it on, despite capsaicin being one of the ingredients, it doesn’t burn when the water touches my skin.
The next thing I noticed about Mo’s after I used it for the first time is that it didn’t intensify my pain before it started to relieve my pain. I’ve tried lotions and ointments before that have capsaicin as one of their main ingredients, and that once I apply them then make my skin feel like it is burning and throbbing before the pain relief starts to set in. But that is definitely not the case with Mo’s.
I also like the way that Mo’s smells-and the ways it doesn’t. One thing I really dislike about the topical pain relievers you buy at the drug store is how strong and medicinal they smell, usually like camphor or mentholatum. And the odor just seems to go on and on forever, especially if you get it on your clothes. But although Mo’s does have a strong odor when you first put it on it’s composed of nice things, like wintergreen and clove essential oils.
As for pain relief, I give Mo’s high marks. Summer is always a time of high pain flares for me, and I’ve been really grateful to have this new tool in my fight against pain. For me, the lotion did not reduce my pain all the way down to a level where I could use it as a substitute for my pain meds, but it did help me start getting some quick relief as I waited for the meds to kick in. (Your mileage may very.)
If you’re interested in trying Mo’s Dream Cream for yourself its creator, Keri, has set up a promo code for readers of this blog that will never expire. If you use JENNY4U you will receive 10% off of all products and/or promotions. You can access the store here.
****Important Note: This is NOT an affiliate link. I do not receive ANY money if you decide to buy one of Mo’s products and choose to make your purchase using this link. I’m just sharing about a product that I’ve found to be quite useful in helping to manage my chronic pain.****