(Arnica montana + Olea europaea)
Wildcrafted arnica flowers gently infused in organically produced extra virgin olive oil.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed, unrefined
Cultivation: Grown using organic methods
Aroma: Virtually odorless
Color: Pale yellow
Plant part: Fruit (Olives for the oil), Flowers (for infusion)
Approximate Shelf Life is about 9 months - 1 year with proper storage conditions.
Shelf Life Suggestions:
Refrigeration will extend shelf life.
Oxygen is a big enemy to shelf life. Keep caps snug.
Write the date of purchase on the label in permanent marker.
Avoid contaminating the oil with fingers or pipettes inserted into the bottle. Unsterilized items such as fingers, cotton balls and pipettes that come into contact with the oils will potentially contaminate them. Pour off the quantity you will need into a smaller container or bottle and work from that.
Arnica Infused Oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function:
Bruises - soothe pain and ease discoloration
Muscles - sore, minor aches and pain, pulled, sprains
Skin - emollient, humectant, moisturizing, protectant, sun damage, supports delivery of oxygen to the skin
Do not apply to broken skin or skin ulcers.
A salve can be made by mixing 1 part melted beeswax to 3 parts infused oil. Infused oils should be stored in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator and used within one year. If stored in the fridge, the oil may solidify. Bring to room temperature before using.
1. My daughter ran smack dab into her door last night while getting her stuff ready for bed. She hit the side right where the latch is. She immediately got a huge knot on her forehead and it started to turn purple. She took a shower, and then we put Arnica on it. She woke up this morning with no knot or bruise. It is a little tender but no complaint. My husband helped move a heavy piece of playground equipment on Sunday at church. He carried it on his shoulder, and it caused a bruise. It even broke the skin some. He asked me he put Arnica on it last night (a day after he moved it), and it is significantly better today! I love oils! Praise God for bringing them into my life!
Parker, Susan M. Power of the Seed: Your Guide to Oils for Health ? Beauty, Process Self-reliance Series, page 158.