Spring is finally here. The buds are budding into leaves, the sun shines bright, most of us get a surge of energy. The days are longer, and the warmer weather invites us outside. You can finally reconnect with fun activities like hiking your favorite trails, running around the neighborhood, and going on bicycle excursions to your go-to spots for picnics and swims. But heading outdoors post-winter means your skin is more exposed to the elements after months of cozy wool shirts and thick jackets, and your muscles might be more prone to soreness after all those Netflix marathons. So what can you do? Cue the all-natural, healing plant oils. Read on for our top three pick, and learn which plant oil you need for a healthy, pain-free spring.
Arnica oil for sprains and bruises
Arnica oil is a must-have herbal remedy to have on hand in the spring. It's your go-to oil for sprains and bruises from a fall or injury. It helps reduce signs of bruising and speed healing time. Here's a tip: when you feel a muscle strain from repeated movement, rub a small amount of Arnica Oil over the affected area for a dose of soothing repair.
Calendula oil to beat inflammation
Calendula oil is an essential remedy in your herbal toolkit. Keep it on hand for any cuts, wounds, or common sprains and strains. It's a great anti-inflammatory and will reduce swelling while promoting wound healing, too. Here's a tip: after a long day outside, pour a small amount of Calendula Oil into the bath and soak for a rejuvenating, anti-inflammatory boost.
St. John's Wort oil for skin irritation
St. John's Wort oil is a must for the spring and summer months. Use it to soothe those spring sunburns when your post-winter skin gets a bit too much sun. St. John's Wort oil helps speed healing time from burns and also prevents scarring. Here's a tip: massage a small amount of St. John's Wort Oil over the arms and legs in the evening to soothe sun rashes and burns.
To prevent spring ailments and injuries, remember to stretch well before you exercise, and wear sun protection like sunscreen and wide hats. That way, you get to enjoy the return of warm weather and sunny days in good health.
For more information on some of out oils check out our blog on natural ways to get healthy beautiful skin.
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St. John’s Wort Oil
Certified Organic Olive Oil
Rich in phytonutrient compounds, olive oil is the centrepiece of a healthful Mediterranean diet, which has been conclusively correlated with a lower incidence of a remarkably broad range of diseases.