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Baldr (Balder, Baldur) was the son of Odin and Frigg, most notorious for his death. He's also fabled for his perceived invincibility and not being able to feel pain. When Baldr began to have dreams of his death, Frigg went around to everything in the world and secured from each of them an oath to not harm her son. Confident in Baldur’s invincibility, the gods amused themselves by throwing weapons and any random thing they could find at Baldur and watching them bounce off of him, leaving him utterly unscathed.
Arnica refers to the flowers of Arnica montana or Arnica chamissonis, and preparations made from them. Found as creams, tinctures and other topical preparations, Arnica products are for external uses, including sore muscles, pain and inflammation.1 Arnica preparations are also used for sunburns, superficial burns and diaper rash.2 ESCOP cites additional uses for sprains, inflamed insect bites, gingivitis, and for topical relief of rheumtaic discomfort.3 Arnica is a staple topical remedy in homeopathy, and in that system of medicine is most commonly employed in creams and gels, primarily to relieve bruising and muscle pain
Menthol works as a vasodilator. Blood vessels widen which increases blood flow. Increased blood flow brings nutrients needed for cellular repair and removes waste products from the affected area. Molecules in the menthol attach to receptors in our cells and this produces a numbing effect. By stimulating certain receptors and blocking sodium and calcium channels, menthol can reduce the pain signal sent to the brain. Menthol may make the skin more permeable which makes it easier for other helpful ingredients in the cream to be more readily absorbed by the inflamed tissue.
The mechanism of action of the pain relief associated with the use of camphor is that it is a counter irritant. When applied externally, camphor numbs the nerve endings. The nerve endings then no longer transmit the sensation of pain. Camphor is highly volatile and readily absorbed through the skin. It produces a cool sensation and acts as a mild local anesthetic.
Ingredients: Candelilla Wax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Arnica infused Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Castor Oil,Vitamin E, Menthol, Eucalyptus Oil, Camphor Oil, Cajeput Oil. Not for use on children under 12 years old.
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