Arnica Balm For Accident Prone People
A few years ago I went to a friend’s bridal shower-bachelorette fete. Everyone was in short skirts because the summer weather was just starting to hang around in the evenings, and I had a new black skirt I was dying to try out. Paired with a pink top and flashy sandals, it looked great.
When I sat down opposite the bride on a couch, she gasped and pointed to my legs. Over the years, I haven’t been the most graceful person. I fall, I scrape, I bleed, and my knees are constantly dotted with purple splotches and scars. She asked if I had been in an accident or something.
If only I had had Arnica balm. It’s been used to heal your bumps and bruises and relieve pain. I could have also used this stuff when I got shot in the hip with a paintball. Let’s just say, sitting down was not the easiest feat.
How To Make Arnica Balm for Bruises & Pain
You should use this recipe on unbroken skin, but it won’t kill you if you get it in a cut.
Arnica Balm Recipe Ingredients
- 4 ounces shea butter
- 3 ounces coconu oil
- 1 tablespoon dried calendula petals, packed tightly
- 1 tablespoon dried arnica, packed tightly
- 1 tablespoon candelilla or bees wax
- 1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 5 drops tea tree essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
Arnica Balm Recipe Directions
- Turn your oven to 200 degrees, and turn it off once it’s warmed up.
- While it warms, melt the coconut oil and shea butter in a pan on the stove. Add herbs and move the pan into the oven. Let it steep for four hours.
- Strain your herbs and measure the oil. Add enough coconut oil until you have seven ounces. Warm the infused oil on a stovetop and add in the wax and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and add the essential oils and Vitamin E.
- Store in a cool place.