Arnica flowers are a common herb used to soothe bruises, sprains, and strains. Keep this homemade salve on hand for those inevitable falls and bumps.
- Make an herbal oil infusion using either the simmer method or the solar method as detailed here..
- Once the oil has been infused with the arnica flowers, strain the oil from the flowers and place the oil over a double boiler. Add in the emulsifying wax and heat, stirring frequently, just until the beeswax has begun to melt.
- Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint essential oil. Decant the salve mixture quickly into tins. Allow to cool completely before using.