DIY Liniment Oil
- Arnica Flowers
- Cayenne Pepper Powder
- St. John's Wort
- Calendula Flowers
- Comfrey Leaf
- Lobelia Leaf
- Olive Oil/Coconut Oil
How To Use:
Rub a generous amount of oil on the affected area. For best results, accompany with a light massage to help break up any inflammation or acid in the tissues or muscles.
Note: Do not apply this oil to broken skin or a joint that may be out of socket.
Why Those Herbs?
Arnica: This little flower is extremely anti-inflammatory and has traditionally been used as a salve all by itself for children, on small bruises and bumps through all those childhood mishaps. But it is also incredibly powerful at relieving pain in the joints, muscles, and can even relieve arthritis.
Cayenne: Cayenne pepper, whenever I even think about it, the thought makes my nose itch. Too many times of accidently sniffing it. However, cayenne is excellent for increasing circulation in the muscles; which speeds up the healing process. It also metabolizes the other herbs to help the work better together.
St. John’s Wort: Has been used for years as an anti-inflammatory for sprains, strains, muscle cramps, and tension. It relaxes the muscles and soothes inflamed tissues. You can even drink St John’s Wort in a tea to help bring down inflammation.
Calendula: Is one of my absolute favorite herbs! Not only is it fabulous at healing skin externally, but it is great for reducing inflammation. So of course I had to add it into the mix!
Comfrey Leaf: Comfrey is known as a bone healer, but it is also fantastic for healing torn or stretched ligaments and muscles. Don’t use comfrey on a wound that is not properly set of cleaned, as it is so quick, it will heal right over a broken bone or infection.
Lobelia: Last but NOT least is Lobelia! This simple herb is an incredibly strong relaxant! And that is its purpose in this salve. It helps relieve tension from the muscles which helps all the other herbs do their job better.
And there you go! You’ve got an amazing herbal mix so that you can make your own Deep Liniment Oil, without breaking the bank. Enjoy!