V12 Muscle Rub: Arnica and Habanero Infused Sore Muscle Salve 1oz Eco Push Tube *Vegan

V12 Muscle Rub: Arnica and Habanero Infused Sore Muscle Salve 1oz Eco Push Tube *Vegan


New push tube design is great for easy application to all those sore hard to reach spots.

Sore? Achy? V12 Muscle Rub can help! Simply scrape out desired amount of salve and massage deeply into sore muscles for temporary pain relief. Originally formulated to help the creator with a nagging overuse finger injury. We have updated the original formula and now only use plant based ingredients.

What makes this an effective sore muscle formula?

Along with a bunch of incredible herbal ingredients the two main “active” ingredients in our rub are menthol crystals and habanero infused oil.

  • Habanero contains high amount of “capsicum.” Applying creams and lotions containing capsaicin, the active chemical in capsicum, can temporarily relieve chronic pain from several conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain, jaw pain, psoriasis, and other conditions.

  • Menthol Crystals, when applied topically to the skin, ingested, or inhaled, produces a cooling sensation. Menthol does not lower the temperature of the body or skin. Instead, it produces a cooling effect by blocking the calcium current along the nerves responsible for detecting temperature. The message that the individual receives via the nerve endings is that the skin or body is cooling.

What should you expect from this salve?

Use and treat V12 Muscle Rub like you would Tiger Balm or an Icy Hot type product. You will start feeling the cooling effect of the menthol within 5-15 minutes and the warming sensation from the habanero oil usually starts to kick in 20-50 minutes after application. 

We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients and not skimping on the potency. Each balm contains 12% menthol crystal.

What pairs well with this rub?

We highly recommend pairing with some sort of massage tool for maximum benefits. Check out the Wave Tool on our site if you have interest in breaking up forearm adhesions and being the strongest, healthiest climber you can be!

WARNING: Intended for users 18+. Avoid any contact with eyes or mucus membranes. Avoid use on sensitive skin, wounds, or scrapes and spot test before lathering up a huge area for allergies. Discontinue immediately if skin irritation occurs. Rinse hands with cold water after application. Keep out of reach of children. 

Users may experience a slight itchiness the first minute or two of application, but sensation will quickly subside and a warm comforting cloud should overcome you:)

Handmade in a climber's kitchen in Nashville, TN. Package in a 100% Compostable Eco Tin made of recycled cardboard. 

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Capsaicin is one of the newest old buzzwords in the science of wellness. The alkaloid capsaicin is an active constituent in habanero peppers, generally recognized to be one of the hottest peppers grown. Since time immemorial, the indigenous tribes of South America and the Caribbean have used habanero and its cousins for its beneficial properties and to spice their foods. Capsicum chinense is sometimes confused with Scotch bonnets and other fiery peppers that grow in the same area, thanks to a misnomer that dates back to its original discovery by European explorers. The popularity of hot peppers of all varieties spread throughout the world, both as a spice and as an herb. In Chinese, Japanese, Native American and Ayurvedic traditional medicine, cayenne and habanero pepper powders have been used to promote healthy digestion, stimulate appetite, and combat frostbite. Modern research has confirmed the traditional uses of habenero pepper, and many over the counter topical ointments and cream contain capsaicin, the active constituent in habaneros. The amount of capsaicin present in the fruit (which is technically a berry, not a vegetable) of a pepper is a measure of its fiery heat. The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville units, named for the chemist who devised a test for hotness in 1912. Though the Scoville test is no longer used to determine heat, the units still bear his name. These days, scientists use liquid chromatography to measure heat, expressing it in Scoville units. Habanero peppers rate between 150,000 and 500,000 on the Scoville scale. By contrast, cayenne peppers rate between 30,000 and 50,000 on the Scoville scale making habaneros as much at ten times hotter than their nearest cousins.