Uses and Benefits of Arnica Essential Oil
Arnica Essential Oil (Arnica montana) is a soothing oil that has a variety of uses. It is used to treat bruises, sprains, rheumatic pain, and pulled or sore muscles.
As an anti-inflammatory, Arnica helps to decrease pain and reduce swelling at the site of an injury. It is often used in conjunction with massage to treat sore or spasming muscles.
Other uses for Arnica infused products include soothing insect bites and promoting healthy hair and scalp.
Applying diluted Arnica Essential Oil to the scalp may reduce dandruff and promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the area. Its pain-relieving properties can help lessen bruising and tenderness due to insect bites and stings.
- Arnica: Arnica montana
- Plant Source: Flowers
- Extraction method: Steam distillation
- Aromatherapy class: Soothing
- Aroma type: Herbal
Blending Oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Marjoram, Juniper, Cypress, Ginger, and Lemongrass
Perform a patch test prior to using Arnica Essential Oil. If you have sensitive skin or are allergy-prone, this oil may cause irritation. Arnica Essential Oil is for topical use only; do not apply to broken skin or ulcers, and do not inhale or ingest. Consult with your health-care practitioner before use if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication.