It’s hard to believe that something as good as our Muscle Rub could be improved upon (yeah, it’s really THAT good!) – but we did.
Arnica is a perennial flower that grows wild in Central Europe. It’s properties are analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Traditionally it’s been used externally on aches, strains, bruises and other injuries in which the skin has not been broken. Arnica is also on United Plant Savers’ conservation ‘watch’ list, meaning that many people go out and pick Arnica without planting more. Each year, the numbers of plants that grow in the wild decreases. The climate here in Tucson is nothing like any part of Germany, but Arnica may grow here during the fall, winter and spring months. It’s not likely that the plant will be perennial here, but it’s worth a try.
In the interest of conserving, we’ve added just a little olive oil infused with Arnica. Some may notice little tiny flecks in the muscle rub – those are the microscopic bits of Arnica that made it through the filter! The levels of some of the other oils have been tweaked just a little to further optimize the painkilling action of this rub without irritating the skin.
The Muscle Rub still has the Hot/Cold it always did! Some of you may notice a slight ‘boost’ in it’s painkilling properties or maybe it will work faster for you. We truly hope that everyone who tries it has a wonderful experience with this beautiful substance!
Made without any petroleum products, containing no harsh chemicals to force the pores in the skin open, this is a great rub for sore muscles and joints. Lanolin helps soothe skin while Emu oil helps escort the pain-killing action right into the affected area(s). Organic Coconut oil, Raw organic beeswax, Raw Organic Shea Butter, Camphor, Emu Oil, Lanolin, Menthol, proprietary blend of Clove, Cajeput, Cassia Cinnamon, Blue Tansy, Wintergreen, peppermint, chamomile, helichrysum, osmanthus, eucalyptus and cinnamon bark.*