Santa Barbara Massage Cream
To answer some comments by other reviewers:
No, this is not a cream as you'd expect, it's an ointment. Your mother or grandmother would have known how to make this with oil and wax. The wax is what keeps it solid and, as the wax melts the oil is 'released' as it were. And no, you can't park some on your arm or the back of your hand, since the very thing that keeps it solid [the wax] is what melts at body temperature and allows the product to liquefy completely. And lastly, yes you can surely make this at home, the problem is the shelf life - unless you know what you're doing you may end up with nasties growing in the product. Also there might be issues of liability, since now you're not just the applier of the product, but you're also the manufacturer. The scents are mild and lasting - my clients love that the scent is noticeable, but not so strong as to interfere if they return to work. A little really, really does go a long way, so be careful with application [the upside to that is it justifies the price]. And it works great on hairy clients without getting gunky or slick. This is not a product for everybody however. Balms like this have been used since ancient times as medicinal products, and they still work as well now as they did then. The downside is that they don't work like modern products, so there is definitely a learning curve involved if you're going to get any real versatility out of them. The bottom line is, if you don't like putting synthetic chemicals on your clients [regardless of how many times they might print 'organic' on the label], and you're willing to spend a little time learning how to use something that was designed in a kitchen and not engineered in a lab, then I don't think you'll be disappointed. I think this is going to turn out to by my go-to product.