Arnica is well known for its beneficial properties for skin care and hair care and there are good reasons as to why this is the case.
As Arnica contains a number of Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids it is an effective antioxidant for the skin. Antioxidants work to neutralise free radicals and help protect the skin from the damage they can cause.
We are exposed to free radicals all the time, particularly from the sun but also from foods, alcohol, cigarette smoke, weather, pollution, stress, screen radiation etc. Free radicals can speed up the ageing process resulting unwanted wrinkles and unhealthy, dull looking skin and hair. Antioxidants are our defence against free radicals.
Arnica is also a highly effective skin conditioning agent and it is suitable for use on a wide range of skin types and skin conditions, including acne prone skin, eczema prone skin, rosacea, itchy skin, itchy scalp, tired puffy eyes, dry and flaky skin, dull skin.
When added to products Arnica Tincture can help condition the skin and brighten the complexion and can help soothe and moisturise dry and irritated skin.
It is an excellent ingredient in hair care products as it can help to rejuvenate the scalp and improve the condition of the hair whilst promoting a healthy shine.
Arnica montana or Leopard's Bane is a perennial herb, indigenous to Central Europe, in woods and mountain pastures, and also native to Siberia and North West North America. It has also been found in England and southern Scotland, but it is probably not indigenous to Britain.
Arnica is made mostly in tincture form and then mainly used in a compress, cream or ointment. We now also supply Organic Macerated Arnica Oil for use in creams, balms, lotions and massage blends.
Remember not to apply Arnica products to an open wound or broken skin.
It should not be used by pregnant women or whilst breastfeeding and should never be taken internally. If any health conditions are present, you should seek the advice of a doctor first.