Now you can easily add the potent healing properties of Arnica to any formula with this CO2 total extraction of Arnica montana. This Arnica CO2 Total is more than mere Arnica flower macerations or infusions commonly found on the marketplace. In fact, the powerful properties of this Arnica is so potent, it must be highly diluted (1%) before use. To put this into perspective, just 6 drops added to 1 oz carrier oil renders 1% dilution. The CO2 Total extraction process yields a higher concentration of sesquiterpene lactones (4.2%), and helenlin - two powerful anti-inflammatories ideal for skin care and massage salves for soft tissue aches and pains (muscular sprains, muscle and joint inflammation, bruises, and many arthritic conditions). Our Arnica CO2 is standardized by the producer with sunflower oil (organic) to a constant content of sesquiterpene lactones. This means that every time it is dispensed the sesquiterpene lactones remain the same percentage.
Traditional uses of Arnica oil have had profound effects of reducing inflammation and relieving pain from soft tissue injuries (sprains, muscular aches, bruises, and arthritic/rheumatic issues). For bruises, it's recommended to blend with Helichrysum italicum
essential oil to augment Arnica’s healing benefit. To optimize analgesic effects blend with Wild Plai
essential oil for ultimate pain relief.
In its natural state, Arnica CO2 Total is a soft semi-liquid at room temperature, but during winter or cold storage conditions, it may become solid. Gently warm to liquefy before blending, and highly dilute in a nourishing, premium quality carrier oil for enhanced skin care benefits. Recommended dilution (1%) due to high concentration of active constituents.
Benefits and Uses of Arnica Co2 Total Extract:
- Insect Bites
- Contunsions/Bruises (consider boosting with Helichrysum italicum essential oil)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscular aches and pains including Fibromyalgia
- Arthritic/Rheumatic swelling and pain including Osteoarthritis
- Superficial Thrombophlebitis inflammation
- Use in salves, lotions, creams (0.5 - 1.0%)
- Shampoo additive up to 2% (help support healthy growth)
Arnica Flower Co2 Total extract must be diluted before use
. Consider one of our skin nourishing premium quality carrier oils
for dilution and optimum skin care benefits.
Contraindications: Never for oral use or application onto an open wound.