Arnica oil: The natural solution to relieve muscle pain and sore joints (+ DIY recipe)
Arnica montana, also known as wolf’s bane, leopard’s bane, mountain tobacco and mountain arnica, is a European perennial with yellow-orange flowers similar to daisies. It grows mainly in the mountainous regions of Central and Northern Europe, yet it can also be found in Central Asia or North America.
Thanks to its beneficial properties, arnica has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Specifically, it is believed that the ancient Greeks and Romans used it to treat muscle aches or sprains, while during the Middle Ages people used arnica to make ointments that were applied externally and topically on the skin so as to heal wounds, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. Nowadays, more and more people -including many athletes- use arnica oil to treat common aches, minor injuries, sprains, as well as bruises.
Arnica oil: Μain properties
Among its various beneficial properties, the use of arnica oil stands out mainly because it:
Acts as a muscle relaxant, protecting against stubborn pulled muscles
Relieves muscle or rheumatic pains and muscle cramps
Contributes to faster pain relief from sprains
Treats bruises and epidermal skin injuries naturally
Works beneficially as a warming massage before physical exercise and as a relaxing massage after it
Is indicated to relieve unpleasant symptoms caused by insect bites
Arnica oil: The natural “medicine” for the musculoskeletal
If you are looking for a way to give your tired legs or strained body parts -due to intense physical activity- a relaxing massage to instantly regain your well-being, or if you prefer a natural solution to relieve muscle aches and stressed joints, choose MACROVITA Arnica Oil in natural oils. Apply it directly to the body, gently massaging the desired body parts, and you will immediately feel the difference!
For sure, we could not help but share with you an easy and quick DIY recipe. If you wish for a natural way to instantly soothe bruises, then, without a doubt, you should try the following bump and bruise ointment:
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well until a thick mixture is formed. If you prefer it thicker, then add some butter. Take a sufficient amount and apply it to the bruised areas. Leave it on without removing it. Repeat the same process as many times as needed.
The butter will absorb the swelling and prevent the bruise from turning into its usual color. Arnica oil and oregano oil – due to the thymol derivatives they contain- have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Thymol will create vasodilation in the area and facilitate blood and lymph circulation, enhancing the body’s natural healing processes. In addition, it will also stimulate the circulation of white blood cells that play a key role in healing and relieving the accumulation of fluids in injured joints, swollen muscles, and bruised tissues.
How to use arnica oil – Precautions
Arnica oil is safe for use by most adults when used topically and always as directed. However, like most cosmetic preparations, arnica oil is only suitable for external use and topical application to the skin. Do not ingest it or apply it to open wounds, as it can cause severe irritation. In addition, you should avoid contact with the eyes and keep it out of reach of children or pets. Finally, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor prior to using it.