I have tried so many topical pain relieving creams and gels, including over the counter and prescription. They all tend to have similar qualities. I suffer from osteoarthritis and get some pretty intense pain in my lower back. I also like to have topical pain products on hand for when myself or my kids strain or pull a muscle. Mineral Ice Original Therapeutic Pain Relieving Gel works well at helping to manage strains, aches, and pains. I like to use this in combination with pain pills to manage my back pain. This provides a nice cooling/numbing effect. It is a blue gel that dries clear. I have never had a problem with it staining my clothing but I do wait for it to dry before allowing it to come in contact with my clothing. It does have a minty smell but it is not as strong and overpowering as a lot of topical pain gels. The smell tends to go away rather quickly. It is not very expensive and is widely available.