Hands down, this is my personal favourite! I was looking for an alternative to smelly muscle rubs. Something I could wear to work and not worry about offending anyone's sensitivities, including my own! It has really been a god-send through various house-hold accidents and after strenuous yard work. I find that's its most effective applied directly after a hot shower to help relieve stressed muscles, or, in the event of bruising, applying it as soon as possible and a few times per day.
Arnica has been used for many years as a natural remedy for bruising, swelling, aches and pains, strained or overexerted muscles and soft tissue injuries. It is believed that the main reason it is so helpful is because it can increase circulation. I've added a couple of beneficial essential oils into this salve to help even more. Marjoram has been known to bring relief to tired and stressed muscles and has a very calming aroma. Eucalyptus is soothing and cooling and great for relieving tension. Lemongrass is also quite soothing for tired muscles and incredibly refreshing. The scents combined leave the salve with a really light, uplifting smell that anyone would be happy wearing out in public.
Please note: Arnica should not be used on open-skin wounds or ingested. This product is not intended to replace traditional medical or veterinary care. It is recommended that you see a licensed veterinary or health care provider for any physical or psychological ailment you or your pet may have. Test a small section of your skin for sensitivities before use (back of hand).