This lovely Boulder company makes squeaky-clean remedies with organic and wild-crafted herbs to relieve a range of maladies, from stomach trouble to back pain, with some truly impressive muscle-healing formulas. Peaceful Mountain’s arnica gel is a great pre- and postworkout rub, increasing blood flow to muscles while you’re working out and preventing excessive soreness when you’ve really hit it hard – all without the kidney-compromising side effects of ibuprofen. Meanwhile, the combination of arnica, St. John’s Wort and comfrey in the back and neck gel appears to be just a tiny bit magical. Applied at the first sign of trouble, it routinely prevents neck or back tweaks from turning into full-blown spasms. Talk about sweet relief!
About $11 a tube. Find Peaceful Mountain products at Whole Foods or your local natural grocery, or order from www.peacefulmountain.com. They offer better prices for buying in bulk.