STRAINS & SPRAINS {Arnica} Salve

Bloom to Balm

  • $6.95


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Salves infused with Arnica blooms have been traditionally used as a topical ointment for relieving soft tissue pain and to speed up healing time of injuries like sprains, strains, sore muscles, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, etc. It can reduce bruising/swelling and is effective at reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis. Frankincense and Lavender add to its intense anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities! It can also be used to speed the healing of minor burns, bites and minor skin wounds/irritations.*


  • 4 oz round metal tin (3" wide by 1" tall): Net Wt 3.5 oz
  • 8 oz round plastic container (2.6" wide by 2.8" tall): Net Wt 7.5 oz
  • .5 oz round metal tin (1.5" wide x .75" tall): Net Wt .5 oz (same size as tins in First Aid Kit)


  • INGREDIENTS: Arnica infused Sweet Almond Oil, Arnica Extract, Beeswax, Frankincense & Lavender Essential Oil
  • Allergy note... Sweet Almond Oil is derived from Almonds. 
  • It's green... will it stain? I've used these salves repeatedly and have never had any clothing stain. However... I probably wouldn't use it while in my wedding dress, and definitely don't send it through the laundry! {wink, wink!} 


My salves are released in small homemade batches after a special (and proprietary) infusion process that took me 6 years to develop! My goal is to move as much of the natural medicinal goodness as I can from the herbs into the oil... and the result is a whole line of salves that have been uniquely currated to be surprisingly effective! In our home, we grab a salve before we EVER pop a pill!

❤ ABOUT ARNICA: Arnica blooms have been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500's and are still popular today. Thanks to its high concentration of sesquiterpenes, it's an effective analgesic and is anti-inflammatory. It's also an anti-oxidant and is revulsive, meaning it can stimulate blood flow to surface layers of skin that can aid in and speed the healing of tissue. It's applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, salve, or tincture and is generally known to soothe muscle aches, relieve osteoarthritis, reduce inflammation, decrease pain, treat burns, and heal minor topical wounds. 

❤   ABOUT FRANKINCENSE: Frankincense Oil is prepared from the hardened gum resins that come from tapping Boswellia trees. It has anti-bacterial properties, is known widely for its wound healing properties, it reduces redness, relieves irritations, and is a known analgesic (or pain reliever)!

❤  ABOUT LAVENDER: Besides its divine aroma, it's widely know for its anti-microbial properties and has been used for centuries to fight infection. It's full of anti-oxidants which contribute to it's ability to speed the healing of burns, cuts and wounds by accelerating skin re-generation. It's a natural pain reliever and reduces inflammation!


  • WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE? The shelf life of the oil in the salve is 1-2 years. However, to enjoy its medicinal benefits the most, I recommend using within a year.

  • HOW MUCH SALVE SHOULD I USE? In general, consider using a "small glop" the size of a pump or two of lotion and apply over the affected area 2-3x daily as needed (use less if it's a tiny area, of course)! In general, a minor topical skin issue will use much less salve than a joint or muscle issue where you are massaging the salve in. See my website or check your product label for specific application recommendations.

  • ARE SALVES SAFE FOR BABIES & SENSITIVE SKIN? I haven't conducted FDA approved clinical trials, so I can't label my salves as "for sensitive skin" or "baby safe." But, I can tell you MANY of my close friends and family use my salves on themselves and their families OFTEN & REGULARLY with great success and confidence. Just like with ANY new skin care product, there is always a potential for allergies or irritation... so test a small area first before using regularly or on a larger area. If you have KNOWN allergies, take note of the ingredient list provided on each label. And, of course, discontinue use if any kind of reaction or irritation occurs. Salves with menthol crystals, camphor, peppermint and eucalyptus are NOT intended for young children and babies.

  • A NOTE ABOUT CONSISTENCY: Depending on the temperatures where you live, your salve will arrive with a general consistency between a neosporin-type oinment and a slightly firm vaseline. Softness of the salve will vary based on your particular climate and seasonal temperature. Since the salve contains beeswax, avoid leaving in a hot car or in the sun to prevent melting. Your tin will be shrink wrapped to prevent any dripping if it does happen to soften during transit. If melting does occur, simply put it in the refrigerator to return it to its normal consistency.

✱ DISCLAIMER... These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For external use only. Product use suggestions are informational and is not medical advice. As with any skin care product - there is always potential for allergies. Review the ingredient list & test a small amount on your skin prior to normal use.

*Because of the nature of this product, all sales are final. No returns.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews

I would often get leg cramps during the night and as a result I would sleep fitfully. Now I rub some Strains and Sprains salve on my legs where I usually get the cramp before I go to sleep and I am able to get a much deeper and longer sleep because the leg cramps do not wake me up. Sometimes I forget to put it on and during the night I might get a leg cramp. I just rub some salve on the cramp and in a couple of minutes the cramp goes away and I am able to go back to sleep. I LOVE this salve. It is truly amazing.

Kelly Gilchrist
Great stuff!

I use this salve every day along with the bones and joints salve. It has made it so I can go up and downstairs with very little pain. My knees thank you.

Patty D.
Great as a Gift Too

I purchased this as a gift for my sister. She is thrilled with how well it works and uses it everywhere. She only had good things to say about this salve and she gives it a "5" as well. Thank you so much for the excellent products you make available to us. P.S. She tells everyone she knows about this too.

Rose Nielson
A Must Have

The salve has been so amazing and I will not go without it. Having had oral surgery recently I put some of this on my cheeks along the jaw line and what relief. I have found that when my neck and shoulder muscles get tight it is such a help. Anytime I have shin splints or tight calves this salve is a huge relief. A must for my home.


I used a combination of this, from my First Aide kit, and some of my big Bones & Joints salve on my shoulder and neck pain and now I only feel a little twinge periodically. It has worked wonders and I know I'll be able to sleep now. Thank you, Colette! You're a miracle worker!

Works wonders

This is now our go to for body parts that hurt or ache.

I love this salve!

Because I'm old and out of shape - I often have achy muscles. When I do, I feel better after using this salve. It goes on nicely. It doesn't stain. It works!

Joni Prince
too good not to share

I bought this salve to use on my lower husband found it and is using it on a calf muscle and knees. I guess I have to share, but I try to hide it! It does the job!

Linda Palmer
Pain free for the first time in months!

My 23 year old son was in a serious car accident about 9 months ago. After months of doctors appointments and chiropractor appointments he is still in almost constant pain in his neck and lower back. Yesterday he tried using Strains and Sprains in conjunction with Bones and Joints. He was hoping for just a little relief. Instead, he found himself completely pain free and it lasted all day long! What an amazing difference this will make in his life!

Love this stuff!

Works wonders rubbing into my lower back after a long day spent weeding in the garden.

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