Suffering With Aches, Pains & Strains?
If you answered “yes” to the title of this article then you’re certainly not alone.
I’m sure that most people have experienced some sort of muscle pain at some point in their lives.
Sometimes it’s easy to recover – maybe you just need to rest, or try a few stretches or exercises to ease your muscles back into working order – but other times these aches and pains can hang around, causing daily discomfort.
If you can identify with either of these situations, then I’ve got a few ingredients that can help ease your discomfort, soothe your muscles, and reduce the pain…
Arnica flowers and roots have been used for hundreds of years as an herbal medicine. It works by reducing swelling, protecting against infections and relieving pain. Arnica is used topically for a wide range of conditions, including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, wound healing, superficial phlebitis (inflammation of the walls of a vein), rheumatic pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling due to fractures.
Arnica is generally safe when used topically (externally). However, prolonged use may irritate the skin. Arnica should not be used on broken skin, such as leg ulcers, and people who are sensitive or allergic to the herb should avoid it. Best avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Seen as a symbol of regeneration by the ancient Greeks and Romans, rosemary is said to enliven the brain cells and clear the head. This stimulating action is also effective on the circulatory and nervous systems. Rosemary helps to increase blood flow to muscles and has pain-relieving benefits which can ease gout, rheumatic pains, and tired or overworked muscles.
Rosemary’s highly stimulating effects may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Best avoided during pregnancy.
Marjoram has been a popular medicinal herb since ancient Greek times, and continues to be used for its many benefits. Marjoram is particularly effective in dealing with painful muscles. It can also be helpful for rheumatic aches and pains, and swollen joints, especially where there is a feeling of cold and stiffness. Marjoram has a dilating effect on capillaries, meaning it helps blood to flow more easily to muscles and joints, promoting a feeling of warmth and wellbeing. Because of this, it is useful as an after-sports rub.
Marjoram is thought to be generally safe. Extreme excessive use can cause drowsiness. Best avoided during pregnancy if you have any worries.
A superbly versatile ingredient, lavender has been used for healing for centuries and can be useful and helpful for many varied skin and health issues. Its pain-relieving qualities are said to deal effectively with muscular spasms, and so can be helpful for sprains, strains, and sharp rheumatic pains.
Lavender is generally safe to use.
How do I use these wonderful ingredients, I hear you ask!
Well, I can help you with that, too…
We’ve made it super easy for you to get all of the benefits I’ve talked about. Yes, all of the herbal healing effects of those wonderful ingredients are found in our Aches Away Bath & Body Oil.
Arnica mixed with essential oils of marjoram, rosemary and lavender soothe away aches and pains, and ease muscle cramps. This blend helps to increase the flow of blood to the muscles and can help with rheumatic aches and pains, as well as strains and sprains brought on by over-exertion.
This 100% natural product is wonderful when rubbed into your skin, especially if you’ve got someone else to do it for you! A versatile product, it can be used in the bath, as a body oil after a bath or shower to lock in moisture to the skin, or as a muscle rub during traditional massage.
Don’t believe me? Here’s what one of our customers has to say…
“I have got Multiple Sclerosis which means my myelin sheath is stripped from around the nerves. This means my legs twitch all the time and previously I felt as though I needed to stretch them to stop the twitching. I now use the Aches Away oil before I go to bed and it seems to calm them down, and I don’t get twitching at night anymore, which in turn means I get a good nights sleep.”
Sami Blackford is The Skin Stylist, the force of passion behind Love Yourself Naturally, and founder of the Freyaluna natural skincare brand.
After battling acne for many years, Sami finally found the secret path to clear and healthy skin, and she has since made it her mission to reach out to women around the world and help them along the same journey. Using a unique blend of natural skincare, nutrition and lifestyle advice, and a caring nature, she guides women to the healthy skin they deserve to see reflected in the mirror.
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