Last week my husband came home from Whole Foods with a new menthol product. It is the Botanique by Himalaya i.e. balm. My husband bought it because it isn't just a menthol product it also has holly basil, which he thought I might like. He was right, I do! The holly basil adds another layer to a scent I already love.
Both of these products are made from all natural ingredients. The i.e. balm doesn't even have petroleum in it, which is nice. It has essential oils in it. That is unless you have been blowing your nose a lot and it is sore, then the i.e. balm burns, really badly. However, the J.R. Watkins rub doesn't, it almost feels like a protective layer when my nose is sore from being sick. This rub doesn't state specifically if there is petroleum in it, but it's logical that it does.
I also use both of these on my finger. Why, you might ask. It's because I broke my finger about six and half years ago (when I was pregnant with my youngest) and had to have screws put in. Then about two years ago I had surgery again to have the two screws removed, unfortunately, one of them broke. That means it is still in my finger, it gets pretty painful sometimes; so I slather it with one of my menthol rubs. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes!
Sometimes I layer both of them, I might very well be addicted to menthol. Do you have a special use for menthol?