Arnica vegetable oil comes from the cold pressing of arnica flowers. A grass in the same family as Asteraceae, this yellow flowering plant grows in the mountains. Established in particular in the pastures (between 1200 and 2800 m altitude) of Central Europe and France. It grows easily on siliceous and nutrient-poor soils. It blooms especially in summer and spring. It is these flowers that are macerated in a neutral vegetable oil to subsequently give birth to arnica HV. For many centuries, it has been used to remove bruises and to treat sprains and strains. Effective in case of contusion, arnica oil is the ally of athletes. Traditionally, it is used to calm contractures before or after exercise or to recover after physical exertion.
Arnica vegetable oil: liquid compositions
The quality of thearnica oil depends on many criteria the conditions of production. To make sure you have a good oil, it is best to choose an extra virgin and organic lipid. Arnica oil connotes a discreet odor and an orange-yellow color with a fluid texture. Its composition takes into account a neutral sunflower oil maceration. She naturally contains many fatty acids and vitamins. It therefore has an important nutritional value.
Arnica vegetable oil: compositions (in fatty acids)
This vegetable oil generally contains 35 to 40% monounsaturated acids (oleic acids, omega 9). It also contains 50% linoleic acids, Omega 6 (polyunsaturated AG) and 10% saturated AG.
These other constituents are: inulin, phytosterols, arnidol, tannins, polyphenols, arnicine and malic acid.
Arnica vegetable oil and how to use it
We recommend the use of arnica oil for a skin application (local application, unction and massage). You can obviously associate it with essential oils. For nutritional use, it is surely taken orally.
The appearance of arnica oil in cosmetics
The oil or oily macerate of arnica is particularly anti-inflammatory, anti-ecchymosis, healing, skin protector and painkiller. It is also an excellent nourishing, antioxidant, stimulating blood circulation, vulnerary and photoprotective.
The benefits of arnica vegetable oil
I’organic arnica oil encompasses invaluable benefits while constituting an ideal support for essential oils (with synergistic properties). For a relaxing massage, it is very effective when mixed with wintergreen essential oil. This oil promotes muscle relaxation.
Since the Middle Ages, it has been used for its benefits on thesoothing bruises and bumps. It has soothing properties for the muscles. Very interesting for the dilution of essential oils and their incorporation into a well-being treatment. If the recommended dose is respected, it does not cause side effects and does not pose any danger. In addition to their innumerable values, vegetable oil of arnica also provides an analgesic principle.