Arnica Infused Jojoba

For all the same reasons that jojoba makes a great carrier for essential oils, it also makes a great carrier to infuse with botanicals (see our post dedicated to this topic here). Infusing jojoba with botanicals can take it up a notch, adding healing elements to an already amazing product. Jojoba's shelf stability and long life makes it one of the best mediums for such infusions. This arnica infused jojoba can be used as is, for massaging sore muscles, or it can be used as an ingredients in salves, balms, and other products. You can use this basic method for a wide variety of infusions. We will be coming up with a few over the coming months, check back to see our recipes.

arnica infused oil
infusing jojoba with arnica

No doubt, you've heard of the health benefits of arnica for muscle pain, bruises, soreness, swelling, arthritis, and other types of pain. Rub this arnica infused jojoba on areas affected by soreness or pain. Arnica should not be used on open cuts/wounds because it is toxic if it gets into the body. It's fine for external use. As with almost everything, there are some individuals that can be sensitive to one specific compound in arnica, helenalin. If you develop a rash, discontinue use, you are mostly likely one of those sensitive.

jojoba infused with arnica

ARNICA INFUSED JOJOBA

1. Place organic dried arnica flowers in jar, quart size is perfect for about one ounce of dried flowers. You can use fresh herbs, but make sure they are allowed to dry down for a day or two. The moisture in the herbs can increase risk of mold.

2. Top off herbs with jojoba. The goal is to keep arnica submerged under jojoba, be sure to leave some headspace for expansion.

3. Cap, shake jar and place jar in sunny windowsill. Allow to infuse for four to six weeks, shaking every couple days. It is helpful to write the date the mix was made on the bottom of the jar.

4. Strain herbs out of jojoba with cheesecloth, a couple of layers might be needed to remove all particles. Transfer infused jojoba to smaller bottles to be used as needed or gifted. Write date finished on bottom of jar and try to use up within a year.

arnica infused oil

Other Infusions you can try to make:
Lavender Infused Jojoba

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