Not only is it a must have in your first aid kit but use it as your regular go-to for any kind of body pain as well. Did you have a big work out at the gym and now your legs are kinda sore? Don’t wait until tomorrow when you can barely walk – rub them down with arnica oil! Or a long day at work and your wrist is killing you? Arnica oil! Arthritis flaring up again? Yup, you know it – Arnica oil!
Arnica– also known as Wolf’s Bane and even Fracture herb. And just as the last common name suggests, it is excellent in the treatment of fractures, sprains, sore muscles, carpal tunnel, arthritis pain and inflammation. It even helps with hair loss – believe it or not!
How to Use it
If it hurts, rub some arnica oil on it. It’s just that simple. You really can’t go wrong with this amazing healing oil.
How it Works
If you were to look, you would find studies now proving what the healers of old have known about all this time (documented as far back as the 11th century actually!). Arnica oil basically draws white blood cells to the area and encourages the movement of trapped fluid from the muscle, joint and/or bruised tissue, hence effectively reducing swelling, pain, and discomfort while assisting the healing process. And by massaging the oil into the scalp, you are nourishing it with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to help combat dandruff, winter itchy scalp, and besides strengthening the hair shafts and encouraging new hair growth it also helps prevent premature greying of your hair!
Things to Watch Out For
So now that you know to put it on for just about anything, there are a couple of things you should be aware of… for those of you with allergies of the Asteraceae and Compositae family (ragweed, daisies, marigolds and many more) … you may have an allergic reaction to Arnica. As always, check with your health care provider and you can also do a patch test first to see how you will react to the oil. Also do not apply Arnica Oil to broken skin or mucus membranes as it has a potential to be toxic internally. Excessive amounts taken orally can be poisonous and even deadly. Therefore do not let your pets (or kids) lick it off!
What I make and offer is an infused oil not an essential oil – yes there is a BIG difference. Arnica essential oil is NOT recommended for aromatherapy, as it is very potent and may be toxic!