Arnica Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
CO2-to
Country of Origin:
Bosnia + Herzegovina
Plant Part:
Flower
Latin Name:
Arnica montana
Cultivation:
Organic

About the Oil: This Arnica CO2 oil for use in topical formulations is great for sore muscles, joints and inflamed skin.

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5mL
$12.58
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10mL
$19.11
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30mL
$40.54
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60mL
$77.50
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120mL
$138.50
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240mL
$246.90
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Sample
$3.00
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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

21

Chemical Families

Ester
N/A
Ether
N/A
Sesquiterpene
N/A
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

A perennial alpine herb with a creeping underground stem, giving rise to a rosette of pale oval leaves. The stem produce a single, bright yellow, daisy-like flower. This difficult to cultivate plant is native to northern and central Europe and also found growing wild in Russia, Scandinavia and northern India.

ABOUT THE OIL

This Arnica, in the form of Arnica montana CO2 flower extract, is emulsified in organic Sunflower oil to standardize the 'active' compounds which are exceptionally potent. These active compounds are known for easing discomfort and reducing swelling.

Arnica has a long history of use as an 'infused' oil, where the flowers are soaked in an oil such as olive oil for many weeks. This oil would then be topically applied or used to create further formulations. Unfortunately, this process takes a long time and the resultant chemistry of the oil varies greatly. Now, as a standardized CO2 extract, you can easily add arnica to your own formulations.

Suggested Use

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

  • increases circulation

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
  • diminishes swelling

SKIN CARE

  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
  • reduces redness
  • diminishes swelling
Application

INHALATION

N/A

TOPICAL

May be supportive in cases of inflammation, chronic and traumatic injuries, and prevention of bruising.

Please note: It is not intended for use in aromatic applications, only topical ones. Do not use on broken skin.

Arnica is typically found in balms, creams and oils at homeopathic concentrations (exceptionally small amounts that special devices are used to measure). You will only want to use 0.5% to 1% in your formulations. This is 6 to 12 drops per total ounce of your formula.

INTERNAL

Do not use internally.

Aromatherapy Details

Blends nicely with Helichrysum, Ginger, Frankincense and German Chamomile for topical formulas.

Safety

Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Arnica may be a photosensitizer, possibly making the skin more susceptible to UV light where it has been applied. Follow with sunscreen, or keep applied areas out of direct sunlight for 48 hours after application.

If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. This essential oil is highly toxic and should never be used internally or on broken skin.