As I've entered the "perimenopausal" years, I've noticed more cramping and bloating in ways I never really experienced when I was younger. I bought a tin of this balm not really expecting much, simply because any other topical OTC product I've tried for the pain and discomfort hasn't done much for me.
I tried it one night before bed by rubbing a nickel size amount between my hands to warm it up and applied to my lower abdomen. Then, I sat with a cup of herbal tea held at my sacral chakra. In less than 30 minutes or so I started to feel some relief. I rubbed some on again the next morning after my shower and felt even more relief from the bloating and cramping. There is a gentle earthy scent to this balm that disappears after it melts into the skin, so you can absolutely apply and not worry about it conflicting with any other lotion or perfume, nor does it cause any issues with clothing. It's really wonderful and surpassed my expectations!