Non greasy and non sticky, our arnica gel is easily absorbed by the skin, some studies suggest that Arnica can be used to speed up the healing process of sprains and bruising.
Arnica has been used in alternative medicine for centuries and was a particular favourite of native Indians who claimed it could be used to ease joint and muscular pain as well as inflammation and bruising.
Derived from small yellow daisy-like flowers, known as Arnica Montana, that grow in the mountains of Europe and Siberia, 2006 research suggested that arnica can be used to boost healing and recovery from postopertative conditions such as swelling, bruising and associated pain. In fact, one of the principle components of arnica is the chemical helenalin which is a scientifically proven anti-inflammatory.
While the herb is commonly used in aromatherapy, our arnica gel is to be used topically and provides a gentle, soothing way to get the benefits of the arnica plant and revive stiff or aching joints and muscles.
How to use arnica gel
Following a minor injury of if you’re suffering from joint pain or swelling, simply massage a thin layer of Freshskin Arnica Gel into the affected area. Our Arnica Gel can be reapplied up to three times per day.
How do we keep it paraben free?
Freshskin Arnica Gel contains a special blend of herbs that act preservatives. Our gel is made in the UK, has been independently tested by a microbiologist and conforms to the cosmetics directive of the EU.
When to avoid using arnica gel
- Arnica gel is not for internal use. Avoid contact with broken or damaged skin, the eyes and mucous membranes
- Seek medical opinion before using arnica if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Avoid using arnica if you have any known or suspected allergies to Arnica Montana or any of our arnica gels ingredients
- A small number of people may be sensitive to the compound helenalin that is found in arnica. If you develop a mild rash after applying arnica, stop using immediately
What’s in our arnica gel
- Xanthan Gum
- Arnica Montana (Arnica)
- Origanum Vulgare (Oregano)
- Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme)
- Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon)
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)
- Lavender Angustifolia (Lavender)
- Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal)
Unlike most arnica gels, Freshskin Arnica Gel does not contain triethanolamine. Common in many beauty and personal products, triethanolamine can become a skin and eye irritant. There are some concerns that triethanolamine may also be a carcinogen and may be toxic if absorbed by the body over a long period of time.