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Organic Arnica Oil

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Very good to use in massage oils before and after sport

What is it?

Organically grown Arnica flowers steeped (macerated) in Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil with 0.1% Rosemary Antioxidant. This oil is macerated in the UK. 

Arnica is the classic herb that is widely used for before and after sports and to reduce swellings, bruises, sprains, pulled muscles and torn ligaments.

Description

•    Arnica montana or Leopard's Bane is a perennial herb that is indigenous to central Europe and grows in woods and mountain pastures. It is also native to Siberia and North West of North America. Although it has also been found in England and Southern Scotland, it is probably not indigenous to Britain.

•    In countries where Arnica is indigenous, it has long been a popular remedy for bruises, wounds, pain, swellings, rheumatic pain, the pain and inflammation of phlebitis and similar conditions. In North America the flowers are used in preference to the roots. Arnica has been used extensively in folk medicine. 

Inci:

Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract
Cosmetic & Sport Function

•    The Arnica plant is recognised for its anti inflammatory properties, its stimulatory effect on blood circulation and its action against fatigue and muscle pain. This makes it an excellent choice for sports related products.
 
•    The Arnica Oil is made from a cold maceration (flowers steeped in oil for some weeks and stirred during the process) of Organic Arnica flowers in Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil. Because the high oleic (between 75-90% an Omega 9) content gives this Sunflower Oil the same properties as Sweet Almond oil, this is a long oil, making it very good for long massage strokes used in whole body massage. It is therefore good for enhancing whole body massage oils and generally any products that need good lubrication properties.

•    The High Oleic Sunflower is a more stable oil for all types of macerations. Due to its high content of oleic acid, a similar amount as in Olive Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, it is able to withstand heating and does not go easily rancid. 

•    The base oil is also soft and smooth, promoting skin suppleness and gives a warming feeling to the skin. High in calendulin, carotene, waxes, tannins, phosphorous and vitamins A and C.

Contraindications

•     It should not be used continuously without consulting a qualified herbalist. Also, a small number of people may react to it so it is important to always carry out a skin test first.

•    Do not use it on open wounds or open sores. 

•    See more about contraindications in the section “Other Interesting Information & Benefits”.
How to use this Arnica Oil

•    Add Organic Arnica Oil to sports creams, lotions, gels, massage oils, other oil blends, ointments, balms, and compresses.

•    It is very good to use before sport to help minimise damage and bruising and excellent to use after sport to reduce the pain and swelling of pulled and torn ligaments.

•    When used on children, use only up to 5 % in your products.

•    In oil compresses use up to 10%.

•    In creams for sport use up to 12%.

•    In lotions for sport use up to 7%.

•    In sport gels use up to 10% (when used all over the body).

•    In sport gels use up to 15% (when used for specific affected areas of the body).

•    As it is slowly absorbed by the skin you can use up to 20% in massage bars, ointments and balms for sports. 

•    In sport oil blends use up to 20% (when used for specific areas of the body).

•    In sport massage oils for the whole body you can use up to 10%. 

Shelf Life 

This depends on the base oil the Arnica is macerated in. This one has been macerated in High Oleic Sunflower Oil so under the correct storage conditions it should last for 1.5 to 2 years.

Combines with...

It combines well and has synergistic effects with Comfrey, Calendula and St. John’s Wort oils/raw materials, and also works well with Vitamin E
Arnica Macerated Oil Blend

Good for reducing bruises and swelling.
Apply direct on the affected area and not over the whole body.
Apply 2-3 times a day.

Specific use:

•    Calendula and Comfrey Macerated Oils are soothing, calming and warming to the skin and work in synergy with Arnica Oil. Due to their content of Omega 6 they help with the circulation.

•    Arnica Macerated Oil (please see previous pages).

•    St.John’s Wort Macerated Oil is warming, soothing and calming on the skin. It is a classical oil to use together with Arnica oil as it helps to counteract the rather harsh nature of the Arnica Oil. It also works in synergy with Calendula and Comfrey Macerated oils.

•    The E-Vitamin Oil works as an antioxidant for the whole blend. 

Arnica Macerated Oil Blend Recipe

40 % Comfrey Macerated Oil
32% Calendula Macerated Oil
15% Arnica Macerated Oil
10% St. John’s Wort Macerated Oil
2.5% Vitamin E Oil 
0.5% (approximately 12 drops) Essential Oils

100% Total


Sports Massage Oil

This is a warming massage oil to use over the whole body.
Use whenever you need massage before and after sport.

Specific use:

•    The Jojoba Oil gives excellent lubrication for a whole body massage and is equally good for all skin types as it is soft on the skin and does not clog any pores.

•    Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil are used both for their very good lubrication properties and because they are especially warming to the skin. Avocado Oil is especially good for dark skinned people for its content of natural vitamins and also for mature skin people because of its content of 10% Palmitoleic Acid.
 
•    Calendula and Comfrey Macerated Oils are soothing, calming and warming to the skin and work in synergy with Arnica Oil. They are classical oils to use together with Arnica oil as they help to counteract the rather harsh nature of the Arnica.

•    Arnica Macerated Oil (please see previous pages).

•    Castor Oil in massage blends help the oil blend to stay on the surface of the skin longer as it is very slowly absorbed by the skin. It is also gives a very warm skin feeling.

•    The Vitamin E Oil works as an antioxidant for the whole blend.  

Sports Massage Oil Recipe

20% Jojoba Oil
20% Coconut Oil Liquid Fractionated
20% Avocado Oil
10% Arnica Macerated Oil
10% Calendula Macerated Oil
10% Comfrey Macerated Oil
7% Castor Oil
2.5% Vitamin E Oil
0.5% (approximately 12 drops) Essential Oils

100% Total

Method for making the Oil Blends

1.    Simply measure the oils/vitamins and pour into a bottle.
2.    Store cool and dark.

We have given percentages here as this is the easiest way to work. When making smaller amounts, we assume that 1% is a similar amount to 1ml/grams of oil /vitamins /essential oils. However, when making larger amounts, they are not the same. Decide whether you want to use measuring cylinders or scales or both in your recipes. Weighing all materials is the most accurate.

NOTE: For further recipes please refer to Kolbjorn’s book “Unlocking the Powerful & Rejuvenation Benefits of Vegetable Oils. The Aromantic Guide”.

These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic or other regulations.

Related Products

Arnica Oil (Organic)
Avocado Oil (Organic)
Castor Oil (Organic)
Comfrey Oil (Organic)
Calendula Oil (Organic)
Jojoba Oil (Organic)
Thistle Oil, High Linoleic Type (Organic)
St. John’s Wort Oil (Organic)
Vitamin E Oil natural 
Main constituents

Arnica montana contains 10 different constituents (including the immuno-stimulant helenalin, its most active sesquiterpene lactone), which have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. The plant’s essential oils contain thymol and various ethers of thymol, which are mostly found in the roots and root stock (they are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory). The essential oil stimulates the mopping up and re-absorption of blood from the bruised tissue and hastens the replacement of damaged tissue with new cells. The content of carotenes promotes healing.

Contraindications/warnings

Internal use: As Arnica is potentially toxic if taken internally, its internal use is restricted to homeopathic remedies. 

External use: Prolonged contact with the skin can cause severe redness and tissue damage and must not be used on broken skin or open wounds. Some people react adversely to Arnica, so use with caution and test a small area first if possible. However, if up to 10% Arnica macerated oil is mixed with other oils, it should be safe to use. For intense care up to 20% can be used please see section “How to use it”.

Other benefits of Arnica Oil

•    Good for pulled muscles and torn ligaments, for gout, lumbago and rheumatic ailments.
 
•    It is very handy to have in your first aid kit and is a ‘must-have’ for sports massage therapists.
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