Arnica Salve - Nature's Steroid - Made with Healing Point arnica concentrate, beeswax, shea butter, and essential oils. Arnica oil is the perfect remedy for so many of our common bodily woes.
Applied to the skin in the form of an oil, cream, ointment, liniment or salve, arnica has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s. Arnica oil contains helenalin, a potent anti-inflammatory, making it a must-have for any natural first aid kit.
Its ability to reduce pain and disease-causing inflammation when applied to the skin comes in handy for all kinds of bruises, aches, sprains, pre & post surgery, and even arthritis flare-ups. It can also be applied to insect bites to reduce irritation and inflammation. Arnica oil can also be used to relieve areas of stiffness resulting from exercise, flying, TMJ, or long-distance driving.
There are several species of arnica, but the most famous and commercially available is Arnica montana, also known as natures steroid, mountain tobacco, leopard’s bane and wolf’s bane.
Through steam distillation or CO2 extraction, the flower heads are used to produce pure arnica essential oil, which is combined with a mild carrier oil to produce the ready-to-use arnica oil widely available today. Arnica oil contains several fatty acids, including palmitic, linolenic, linoleic and myristic, as well as thymol. The antibacterial activity of thymol found in arnica essential oil has been well-established and reported in many scientific studies.
Do not ingest or apply to open wounds.