Packaging : 2 oz cobalt blue glass jar.
Our Cayenne and Arnica Muscle Balm is made with all natural ingredients and plus it smells great.
Ingredients: *Extra Virgin Olive Oil, *Safflower Oil, *Hemp Seed Oil, *Cayenne Pepper, *Castor Oil, Essential Oils of Lavender and *Lemongrass, *St. Johns Wort, *Calendula, Candelilla Wax, Cocoa Butter. *Organic
Here is a list of the active ingredients and each ingredients builds upon the other:
Cayenne Pepper - Over the years, many cultures have used cayenne pepper topically to treat pain related issues. This spice is a natural pain reliever. Cayenne Pepper contains a substance called capsaicin; It helps to slow down the transmission of pain to our brain hence providing relief.
Arnica- Like cayenne pepper, arnica has been around for many years. It is related to some other well-known flowers that have medicinal uses like, Calendula and Echinacea. Arnica works as an anti inflammatory agent. And because of its genetic makeup, it can slow down the inflammation by acting as a vehicle to transport blood and fluid that may build up, therefore, causing swelling. This aid in the natural healing process. Arnica oil also helps to stimulate the flow of white blood cells, and this contributes to release trapped fluid from muscles, joints, and tissues.
Lemongrass Essential Oil - We LOVE this essential oil! Lemongrass has many uses, and the reason why we use it in our muscle is that it has anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces swelling, therefore providing relief.
Lavender Essential Oil - Yes!! Therapeutic Lavender!! Like Lemongrass, Lavender is a staple essential oil for us. Not only does it smell divine, but this essential oil also has analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it perfect for sore, achy muscles. Oh, I forgot to mention, that it also improves circulation, which helps to reduce swelling.
Other ingredients include St John's Wort and Calendula; both are herbs that are also known to be analgesic and anti inflammatory.
I chose carrier oils that will act as a conduit to the potent herbs, so they are absorbed quickly and penetrates the skin to provide relief.
How to Use:
Got arthritic hands? I will note - if you plan to use it this way, please consider applying at night and wearing gloves. Cayenne pepper is warm to the touch but uncomfortable to the eyes if you happen to rub them. Wearing gloves can reduce the possibility of this occurrence. It may take a couple of weeks of consistent use to feel the full effects although, some relief should be immediate.
Sore Joints and Muscles - After a shower or a nice relaxing soak in the tub apply to the area that is achy. Don't forget to wash your hands.
Our Muscle Rub helps with swelling and bruising too and SHOULD NOT be applied to any open wound.