Organic Arnica solar infused into Olive oil, with Aloha!
This oil can be used immediately after strenuous exertion or injury. Absorbs well and soothes skin and muscles.
What Is Arnica Oil?
Arnica refers to a clan of flowering perennial plants from the daisy family (Compositae) that's native to Europe and Siberia but also grows in North America, especially in mountainous regions. It is well-known for its use in natural medicine and is recognizable through its flowers, which have yellow petals and an orange center. Arnica grows between one to two feet high, with one to three flower blossoms per plant.
There are several species of arnica, but the most famous is Arnica montana, also known as Leopard's Bane, Mountain Tobacco, and Wolf's Bane. This alpine plant grows in meadows up to 3,000 feet above sea level. The higher the altitude, the more aromatic the flowers become. Arnica montana blossoms are used to make arnica oil, an aromatic, yellow essential oil.
Benefits of Arnica Oil
Arnica oil is found to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and may be helpful for treating or relieving:
Muscle aches, spasms, pulled muscles, or rheumatic pain – A 2007 study found that arnica solution has a positive effect on muscle soreness after marathon running. Arnica is actually one of my recommended natural remedies for delayed onset muscle soreness.
Sprains, bruises, and swelling due to fractures
Insect bites – Arnica can help treat insect bites and stings, especially those that may lead to intense bruising and soreness.
Acne – However, I do not recommend applying on broken skin.
Hair loss – a diluted form applied to your scalp can help increase local blood circulation, thereby promoting hair growth.