My inspiration for this product was my father-in-law. He is a keen golfer but often would feel stiff early in the morning. I have infused organic olive oil with arnica flowers and comfrey to add potency to the balm. My grandma ( babushka) taught me how to use arnica as a medicinal herb in everyday life. Arnica grows everywhere in Russia and is well known for its medicinal qualities in reducing pain and swelling associated with bruises, sprains and arthritis. Comfrey has been used for healing since ancient times. Dioscorides, author of one of the oldest herbal texts, ‘Materia Medica’ 50 AD, prescribed the plant to heal wounds and broken bones. The name comfrey is believed to come from Latin ‘confera’, meaning knitting together. It is suggested comfrey assists the body to heal any part that is torn or broken, which also explains the reason for another common name, knitbone. I have added ginger and cayenne pepper to the blend to promote blood flow to the area where balm is applied.
Carefully chosen herbs and natural oils provide a warm sensation on your skin upon application, increasing blood supply to the area. Good oils and herbs work together to reduce inflammation and pain. Essential oils of wintergreen & juniper leaf are believed to be antibacterial, stimulates blood circulation around the affected tissue while alleviating pain.
HOW TO USE
Apply a pea size amount of Muscle Balm to the skin, massage gently.
Nursing or pregnant women must avoid skincare products with wintergreen and/or juniper leaf.
Arnica flowers and comfrey infused Organic Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Nina’s Beeswax, Emu Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Rosemary Extract, Essential Oils of Wintergreen, Juniper Leaf, Pepermint and Basil.
As with all skincare products, I recommend patch testing the balm prior to use.
Nina’s Bees Restoring Balm is 100% natural, with no stabilizers or artificial fillers. Therefor it reacts naturally to the ambient temperature: it melts at > 35C and hardens at < 20C.
If it is too hot, please cool it down ( in a cool, dry place), if it is too cold, please warm it up ( in your hands or on your skin).