Rocket body balm - cream by Hot Pants Products, INC - review by Ryuson

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Rocket body balm

Cream by Hot Pants Products, INC

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Too hot... Too cold... Juuuust right!

After being the Goldilocks of sensitivity creams, I finally found one that is perfect for me. While these all effect everyone differently, I still highly recommend you give this one a go. Between the awesome presentation and the price, as long as you are okay with the trace amounts of iffy ingredients it's great.
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Pros:
Not too intense, long lasting, multi-use, great presentation, you get a lot of it
Cons:
Some not-so-nice ingredients near the bottom of the list
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The Rocket Body Balm is a small tin of a solid cream. This product is sold as a 'body balm' but is actually intended to be used as a type of sensitivity cream. While it's the 'male' version of this product line (the female version is the Flower Balm) this is great for both genders to use.

The main intention for this product is to be used on the penis. It's supposed to delay orgasm by making his penis feel tingly, but it's also supposed to be a great way to give him some new sensations during sex if that's what you're interested in.

The great thing about this product is that you can also use it on the clitoris and nipples to increase sensitivity. You really shouldn't use this on your g-spot because the ingredients might mess up the natural pH of your vagina.

This product also isn't the best to use for actual intercourse for similar reasons. The ingredients are the best to be inside of your partners vagina or anus, so I would do my best to stick to external uses. It's also oil based and can degrade condoms, so you shouldn't use this with a partner you aren't fluid bonded to.

Something that this product is also not good for is massage or lubrication. There isn't very much of this in the tin compared to buying a bottle of massage oil or lube, so it wouldn't be the most economic choice. If you do decide to use this for a massage you could heat the tin up and melt it to pour it on if you wanted.

The ingredients are as follows:
Almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, menthol, peppermint oil, methyl paraben, bht (preservative), ginseng, wild oats extract.

Some of these are not the greatest ingredients, but there is not anything too nasty like in some sensual creams I've run into. Below in my review I will give a more comprehensive view of the ingredients. As it is, you should ALWAYS do a spot test of this product before you go applying it to intimate areas because you never know what you might be allergic to.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Foreplay
    • Mood enhancer
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Oral

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The balm itself is a thick, creamy solid in the tin. It's a bit thicker than lip balm in the tin, but once you start to rub it in and it warms to your body temperature it is much thinner than lip balm. You can press into the product, but I wouldn't recommend it because just running your finger over it keeps it nicer.

In order to get this onto your finger you have to swirl your finger around for a few seconds. Once it warms up a bit and you have a thin layer, you then can apply it. One problem that I've encountered is that you cant get very much at a time of this balm, so you may have to go back and get more two or three times if you want to cover a larger area of skin.

Once this is applied to skin you have to take a few seconds to rub it in and let it start working. It absorbs into my skin fairly well, especially when I use it on a dry area like my wrist. It does leave your skin looking a bit shinier than normal for a new minutes, but that goes away pretty fast.

After you let it get absorbed into your skin it doesn't leave any ucky residue that has to be washed off. It also stays in place very well while you're using it, and I haven't found that it rubs off on any clothing I wear over it. It's not sticky or tacky at all, another great pro to add to the already long list.

Overall, this oil-based product is awesome as far as the consistency and viscosity goes, and I especially like the way it absorbs so well and doesn't leave you feeling wet or sticky like some arousal gels that I've used before.

Here's a picture of the balm in the tin:
Rocket Open
    • Oily
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

This product really doesn't have much of a scent at all that I could tell. It might smell a tiny bit sweet and pepperminty, but I wouldn't get this if you plan to use it for the aroma. The good thing about it not having a scent is that it can't mix with your natural lubrication and smell funky, a common problem that I have with scented creams.

This also doesn't really have very much of a taste. It does taste a tiny bit sweet, but it's not sickly sweet like often lubes can be. It does 'taste' tingly, but that really doesn't count as a flavor and it's more of an effect.

Because it really doesn't have a taste or scent this is a great product to add to oral sex. It isn't going to leave you gagging like some lubes can, and it will just add to the excitement of your partner. While it isn't ideal to ingest, as long as you aren't drinking this product it shouldn't have any adverse effects.
    • Light smell
    • Light taste
    • Smells good

Performance

After you rub this onto your skin, the tingling effect starts in about 1-2 minutes. There is an 'it's not gonna work' pause that I've found most products like this have, but you just need to let it sink in a bit first.

Being a woman, I have a different way of using this than most men will. I prefer to start out just rubbing it onto the tip of my clitoris for a few seconds to get the most concentrated area of the balm, and then I work my way down to the sides of my clitoris where the nerves extend in a horseshoe-shape.

If I just rub this in and then I start to masturbate, I found that the sensation is strong for about 15 minutes. I think that it's because it gets spread around and used up more quickly this way, but you can always just gather a bit more onto your finger and re-apply it when you need to.

If I apply this product and then go about my day, I found that this product lasts between 20 and 25 minutes. I think that it partly depends on if you're walking or sitting, and it also depends on how much I applied.

The feeling that I get when I use this product is lightly cooling, but it doesn't feel like I dipped my genitals in freezing water or anything. More than cooling, it's 'tingly' like minty gum tastes or minty chapstick feels.

I would like to say here that this is fairly strong for me, but that everyone has a different experiment when it comes to balms like this. Some people might find it overwhelming while others can't feel it well at all, but it all really just depends on how your body reacts to the ingredients.

Performance wise, this is my new favorite sensitivity balm to wear during the day and get me into the mood. I love how long it lasts, and it's just strong enough to make me more aware of myself but not enough to make me feel overstimulated or overwhelmed. I would highly suggest this product.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural
    • Long lasting

Packaging

This balm comes in a totally kick butt metal tin. The tin is silver, with label stickers on the top and the bottom. The tin not being painted is a plus for me because that means that I can toss it in my purse and not worry about it looking ratty and dinged up after a few days.

The tin comes in a small, blue box that tells the name of the product and a bit of information. It's actually pretty informative as far as packages go, and it's very aesthetically pleasing to boot. If you were to see this in the store it would tell you everything that you need to know about the balm.

Because of the super classy packaging (and the fact that it doesn't say anything too lewd on it) it would be a GREAT gift to wrap. It also would be a sexy addition to a romantic gift basket, and you could always include the 'flower balm' too if it's for a wedding or honeymoon.

Unless someone read the words 'sensitivity balm' there wouldn't be anything to give away the use except for the fact that the 'rocket ship' looks a little phallic. On the other hand, unless someone's looking for it it's just a cute little rocket label.

Something that the brand must have changed since the product pictures were taken is that this tin has a screw-on top. This is AWESOME! I hate having to open those stupid tins where you have to pull up on the lid with your nails, and this is the perfect solution. Now you don't have to get frustrated and ruin the mood!

An extra that comes with this is a little pamphlet with sexy suggestions on it. The best part about this is that it's not aimed towards just straight people, but one suggestion is intended for 'tops.' They all use the neutral phrase 'partner.'

The downside to the pamphlet is that it's so. Boring. The suggestions are things like "Have your partner tell you dirty things," "Put the Rocket Balm on and have them squeeze your penis," and "While you have the Rocket Balm on, have them perform oral sex." These are all paraphrased, but if you're looking for serious suggestions look elsewhere.

Here's a picture of the front of the box:
Rocket Front

And the back of the box:
Rocket Back

The pamphlet:
Rocket Pamphlet

And the tin VS a pen:
Rocket VS Pen

And a closeup of the tin:
Rocket Detail
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

Here I'm going to go into some detail about the different ingredients in here:

Almond Oil This contains vitamin E and is super good for your skin. It helps to reduce irritation and moisturize.

Coconut Oil This helps to smooth skin and lock in moisture that is already there. If you're allergic to coconuts, you should probably avoid this product just to be safe.

Beeswax A thickener that gives this balm the consistency it has. May have mild antiinflammatory effects.

Shea Butter This is a moisturizing agent.

Menthol Essentially peppermint extract, has cooling properties (Think Viks Vapor rub/ cough drops)

Pepperment Oil This is similar to Menthol and helps to add to the tingly sensation and increase bloodflow

Methyl Paraben This is a really gross preservative that some companies add to their product. There have been several inconclusive studies linking it to tumors and hormone issues in pregnant women.

BHT This is used as an antioxidant additive and a preservative. Safe in small doses, but in high doses it's known for skin toxicity.

Ginseng A plant that is known to increase blood flow when used topically

Wild Oats Extract Can be used to soothe skin.

Experience

After looking and trying at least 7 different sensitivity balms, this one is finally the perfect choice. I have tried several by Crazy girl, I've tried warming and cooling, but finally I found this one that is just intense enough to wear daily but not too intense to make me feel uncomfortable.

If you're looking for a sensitivity balm that's got mainly good ingredients in it, this is a great bet. you also get quite a lot of it for the cheap price, and the presentation is spectacular. Overall, if it works for you the way it works for me I say go for it.

Judging by my own reaction, the way it isn't sticky, and how well it absorbs into my skin this is totally a 5 star product. If I could take off half a star for the tiny ammounts of not-so-nice ingredients I would, but I wouldn't feel right bumping this awesome balm down to 4 stars just for that.
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Comments
  • Kitka
    Kitka  
    Oh some icky ingredients but great review as always!
  • TheSinDoll
    TheSinDoll  
    I just added this to my cart!
  • voenne
    voenne  
    Thank you for the fantastic review! I'm pleasantly surprised that this works well for you in being something directed toward men! I may just consider this; I have had little luck with sensitivity creams as well. I love that it comes in a tin and has natural ingredients. I am a huge holistic/alternative health nerd and this sounds very interesting -- it's just too bad about the paraben and iffy preservative ingredient.
  • namelesschaos
    namelesschaos  
    Very detailed review thanks for it.
  • unfulfilled
    unfulfilled  
    Fantastic job with this. I'm always on the lookout for a sensitivity cream.
  • FruityCloudPuff
    FruityCloudPuff  
    This sounds AWESOME! Weird ingredients though? Pass.
    But amazing review! :]
  • palindromic
    palindromic  
    Thanks for showing off the packaging! I appreciate good design
  • butterflygirlxo
    butterflygirlxo  
    Cute packaging! Great review! Not sure about this stuff though because of the ingredients!
  • Michele
    Michele  
    Thanks for sharing your review on this product.
  • HarlequinBunnie
    HarlequinBunnie  
    Wow
  • damnbul12
    damnbul12  
    Thank you for the review.
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