A perennial alpine herb with a creeping underground stem, giving rise to a rosette of pale oval leaves. The stem produce a single, bright yellow, daisy-like flower. This difficult to cultivate plant is native to northern and central Europe and also found growing wild in Russia, Scandinavia, and northern India.
About The Oil
Arnica, in the form of Arnica montana CO2 flower extract, is emulsified in organic sunflower oil to standardize the ‘active’ compounds which are exceptionally potent. These active compounds are known for easing discomfort and reducing swelling.
Arnica has a long history of use as an ‘infused’ oil, where the flowers are soaked in, such as olive oil, for many weeks. This oil would then be topically applied or used to create further formulations. Unfortunately, this process takes a long time and the resultant chemistry of the oil varies greatly. Now, as a standardized CO2 extract, you can easily add Arnica essential oils to your own formulations.