Arnica flowers (Arnica montana) - indispensible for the external treatment for physical trauma, sprains, bruising and other injuries. Use immediately after strenuous exertion or injury to prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises and pain.
Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis) - one of my favorite oils with a myriad of uses. Oil infused with Calendula flowers is wonderfully healing and is suitable for sensitive skin and for babies. It helps clear complexions, heal cuts, scrapes, insect bites, diaper rash, and inflammations.
Cayenne peppers (Capsicum annuum) – Used for pain, muscle aches, and arthritis.
Cedar Tips (various species)– For treating fungal infections and skin irritations.
Chickweed (Stellaria media) – Skin disorders, psoriasis, eczema, minor burns, rashes, and other skin irritations.
Comfrey root and leaf (Symphytum officinale) – Deeply healing, used for wounds, bruises, and skin cell proliferation.
Goldensealor Oregon Grape root (Hydrastis canadensis or Mahonia aquifolium)– Antibacterial, used for treating wounds and skin conditions.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)– Soothing for the skin, and good for cold sores.
Mullein flowers (Verbascum densiflorum) – A classic oil used to soothe, relieve pain, and fend off ear infections.
Myrrh gum (Commiphora myrrha) – Antiseptic, used for scrapes and cuts.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – Great for massaging into sore muscles.
Plantain (various species) – Soothes and helps speed the recovery process of damaged skin, blisters, insect bites, and rashes.
Poke root (Phytolacca americana) - A powerful woman’s ally traditionally used for mastitis and breast lumps.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) - a stimulating oil for hair treatments, sore muscles, or even for culinary use.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) - craft this red-colored oil made from freshly gathered St. John’s Wort. The oil is anti-inflammatory and can help speed the healing of wounds, bruises, varicose veins, swellings, sunburns, bee stings, nerve damage, scrapes, diaper rash, pain, and mild burns.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) - A strong antiseptic used externally for cuts and scrapes, and it is great for sore muscles.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) – Used for cuts, scraps, rashes, and for minor cases of eczema.