About the ingredients:
Comfrey contains allantoin, a substance that helps new skin cells grow, along with other substances that reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy. Comfrey ointments have been used medically to heal bruises, pulled muscles and ligaments, fractures, sprains, strains, and osteoarthritis. Comfrey is to be used topically only and not on broken skin.
Arnica has been proven to be effective topically for a wide range of conditions, including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, superficial thrombophlebitis, joint pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling from broken bones.
Cayenne has a history dating as far back as 7,000 years. Naturally anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, it contains a constituent called capsaicin, which blocks a neurotransmitter, Substance P (SP), that transmits pain signals from the nerves to the central nervous system. This makes cayenne the perfect antidote to muscle and nerve pain. When cayenne is used topically, it can help relieve pain from neuropathy, back pain, muscles spasms, menstrual cramps and even arthritis.
Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant. It is nourishing for all skin types and prolongs the shelf life of the product.
White camphor essential oil has a duel action of hot and cold, so when first applied it numbs and cools the peripheral nerve endings, then warms the painful area as it stimulates circulation. This analgesic effect of camphor makes it a favorite oil used in pain relief for sore muscles, back pain, and arthritic pain.
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which creates a cooling sensation and is soothing to tired and sore muscles. Peppermint also boosts circulation to the affected area and reduces pain and inflammation.
Rosemary essential oil stimulates circulation and contains analgesic and antispasmodic properties, making it helpful for relieving muscle and joint pain and inflammation.
Turmeric essential oil has numerous healing properties that not only help to ease muscle strain and pain, but also arthritis and joint inflammation. One of its constituents is curcumin, which naturally helps to lower the levels of enzymes within our body that cause inflammation.
Olive oil is used as a carrier oil in this salve. It contains the same healthy fats as avocado and is high in antioxidants including vitamins A and E, which moisturize and nourish the skin.
Verdant products are good for your body and good for the earth. We use natural, pure, plant-based ingredients that are local and organic whenever possible, and fair trade and sustainably sourced by trusted suppliers as well as sustainable packaging. None of our ingredients are tested on animals, and Verdant products contain no parabens, petroleum, sodium lauryl sulfates, sodium laureth sulfates, or phthalates.