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When it comes to soothing tired muscles and aching bones, there is an abundance of natural remedies and essential oils that you can call upon. But Arnica oil is considered the foundation for many of these remedies and ointments.
Arnica Montana Oil is derived from its namesake plant in North America. It has been used for centuries as a dilutable base for many essential oils in order to be carried onto the skin. This is due to Arnica oil’s tremendous reputation as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
What Are The Benefits of Arnica Oil?
1. Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory
If you participate in regular exercise, whether it’s a weekly yoga class or your nightly running group, chances are that you’re going to experience soreness, stiffness, and swelling. It’s often unavoidable to prevent entirely, but luckily there are remedies to help relieve the symptoms.
Arnica oil has been found to contain powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that aid in the fight against swelling, aches and pains, and protect against infections. WholyMe’s range of targeted Relief Balm and Epsom bath salts contains Arnica oil as one of their main ingredients.
2. Boosts Immune System
White blood cells are vital to the effectiveness of your body’s immune system. They are the front line of defence against disease and infection, working to swarm and neutralise any potential threats to your health.
Arnica oil stimulates the production of white blood cells, helping to give your immune system a much-needed boost. When you get regular exercise, your immune system is put through its paces, especially during the cold, wet winter months. Using WholyMe’s Arnica oil-based Relief Balm and Relief Salts in your recovery can help keep the colds and cases of flu at bay.
3. Muscle Pain
Muscle aches, pains, and soreness are common injuries we all can experience when exercising. Most are minor and can be shaken off naturally in a day or so. But chronic pain can be a huge inconvenience to your dedicated exercise regime.
By using Arnica oil, you can aid recovery and mitigate the symptoms of muscle spasms, aches, pains, and pulls. It is also an effective natural remedy for related arthritic soreness and is likely to treat the pain just as well as ibuprofen.
We recommend a good long soak in the bath using our Epsom bath salts for effective relief from muscle soreness. These are rich in Arnica oil and help soothe any pains. For more targeted relief, try using our topical pain Relief Balm to get straight to the source of the pain.
4. Soothes Skin
Sensitive skin conditions can be a daily struggle. Itchiness, dryness, and redness are all common side effects, which can affect our self-esteem and be physically uncomfortable.
Relief can be found by incorporating an Arnica oil-based product into your skincare regime. Arnica’s natural soothing properties help the skin heal whilst keeping it hydrated and protected from future breakouts.
We recommend using WholyMe’s targeted Relief Balm, which will quickly soothe and soften the area to which it’s applied.
5. Insect Bites
Nothing tests your patience like the constant itching and scratching of an insect bite.
Arnica oil works exceptionally well on bug bites and stings. It acts as a soothing agent on the skin, helping neutralise any pain and reduce swelling and bruising. WholyMe’s Arnica oil-infused Relief Balm can be applied topically, resulting in quick and effective relief. For larger or more abundant bites, try soaking in our Epsom bath salt for all-over relief with an added dose of relaxation!
To discover more about the unique healing powers of Arnica oil, head over to our website. You can also get more information on our entire range of products and how they can help you relax and recover.