"Arnica montana has been used medicinally for centuries. The roots contain derivatives of thymol, which are used as fungicides and preservatives and may have some anti-inflammatory effect. Arnica is currently used in liniment and ointment preparations used for strains, sprains, and bruises. Commercial arnica preparations are frequently used by professional athletes. Arnica should not be taken internally due to its toxicity, with the possible exception of homeopathic preparations that are diluted at 24X or more, since only water remains." sourced from Wikipedia
Now, this is not a post designated to debate the use of homeopathy, but rather to promote the use of natural and holistic remedies. The example of arnica is just one of the more popular and well known preparations that lies in the menagerie of truly wonderful ingredients finally being included in the formulations we force our skin to endure.
SBC, has a range of skin care gels that resonate with natures most selective and unadulterated plant extracts. One out of the selction is the beautiful Arnica gel.
It's fresh and light with a non-stick attitude. They recommend use after trauma like bruising (not cuts), and after strenuous excerise- SBC gels claim to soothe and relax (non medical however). Safe for all the family, its one to stick in the cupboard with the dettol methinks.
Its ionized + & - (ampheric), and can easily be blended with massage gel for sports use....Apply, let it sink in and relax with a cuddle.
You deserve it.