One of the brands I have been promoting on my parenting blog quite often is Weleda as I love their products, and also believe that many of you who are after keeping and healthy will benefit hearing about the next product I have been sent for testing, the new Arnica Muscle Soak.
At this time of the year many people train for marathons and other sport challenges, and from my own experience there is nothing better than a nice hot bath after finishing your long Sunday 20 mile run! This time you add a few splashes of this wonderfully smelling product, and you can thank me later. It really does the trick, and I can guarantee you one of the most relaxing baths you have ever had!
A warm bath with this aromatic soak helps soothe the body and mind while your muscles and tired limbs relax, lifting the feelings of tiredness and fatigue. Combining extracts of Arnica flowers and Birch leaves, with Rosemary and Lavender essential oils, Weleda Arnica Muscle Soak helps aid recovery during times or over-exertion and weariness.
Weleda have a comprehensive range of Arnica products and Arnica Massage Balm (RRP £7.95) and Muscular Pain Relief Spray (RRP £9.95) sound like something I will be checking next!
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Key Properties of Arnica
Arnica is a herb with a long history of use and at Weleda they have been using Arnica in their products for over ninety years. This alpine plant has been used traditionally for generations to soothe muscular aches and pains, and for the relief of swelling and bruising.
The Arnica Weleda use is special. According to them happy, healthy plants grown in their chosen environment are the most potent. This is why they ask Duncan Ross to grow their organic Arnica biodynamically on his farm on the Black Isle in Scotland without using any chemicals, pesticides or sprays to ensure the best quality.
- Arnica can be applied externally or taken internally as a homeopathic remedy to assist with bruises, sprains, muscular aches and joint pains.
- Arnica soothes inflammation and dilates the blood vessels. Applied to the skin, it promotes healing of damaged tissues and speeds up the repair mechanism, although it should not be applied to broken skin.
- Not surprisingly, arnica is a great sports remedy, widely used for soft tissue injuries and muscular pain by sports injury specialists, physiotherapists and massage therapists.
- It is only recommended for topical application if the skin is unbroken as it can sometimes irritate open wounds.
Weleda have kindly donated two bottles of their new Arnica Muscle Soak (RRP £12.95). If you would like to enter, please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
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