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Archive: July, 2013

Arnica Oil

(Arnica montana)

Background:
Arnica oil is native to Northern and Central Europe, but can be found growing wild in Scandinavia and North India. Arnica oil is a yellowy-orange liquid with a greenish-blue hint. The oil is extracted through steam distillation of the flowers and root.
Benefits:
Arnica oil is believed to stimulate the peripheral blood supply when applied externally. It claims to

Abyssinian Oil

(Crambe Abyssinica)

Background:
The Abyssinian plant is native to the Ethiopian Highlands, which are also known as Abyssinia. Today, the crops are cultivated in Mediterranean and temperate zones.
Abyssinian oil is a clear liquid oil, and is extremely light in colour and feeling.
Benefits:
Abyssinian oil is said to be an effective moisturiser that promotes smooth, supple skin and aides