Tiny Tapir is now stocking Arnica Muscle Rub sticks made by Faerie Made
Arnica Muscle Rub sticks are fantastic for arthritis relief, relief of aches and pains (e.g. after a hard day at the gym, or lower back ache from sitting too long at the computer) and also for relieving little congested chests for children with the flu.
Faerie Made started in 2002 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA, and is a small work at home mother business making great vegetarian / vegan natural products like soap, (fantastic) hemp oil lip balm and other really helpful products like the Arnica Muscle Rub stick. Only plant based essential oils are used to scent. No animal oils ever are used.
While working as an advocate for battered women at the local domestic violence agency in 1999, Tina met a woman who came in with a bundle of handmade, calico wrapped soap. After speaking for a long time with the woman about soap making and ingredients, I was given a basic recipe for soap. 6 months later, I overcame my fear of lye, the alkali that turns oils into soap, and an addiction began. Soon, any and all oils, nut butters, herbs, botanicals and clays became a potential ingredient for soap.
Tina has done a lot of research to ensure that the ingredients in my soap and body care are high quality, purchasing locally when possible and when local is not an option, then the criteria is on other small ethically minded businesses. For example, the minimally refined African shea nut butter used is fair-trade and African owned, supporting a community located in Togo, in West Africa.
Tina believes that one can save a dollar by purchasing from large corporations, but the individuals suffer in the long run. Community is important.
About Arnica Muscle Rub : RM40 for 1.2 Oz stick here
Arnica flowers infused in pure olive oil, unrefined shea butter, cocoa butter and beeswax, make a lovely solid lotion stick.
Menthol is added along with lavender and peppermint essential oils for deep tissue work.
Massage into the skin and allow the menthol, lavender and peppermint to do the work.
Keep away from eyes and other sensitive areas.
This product receives raves from athletes, massage therapists, and folks who just want a natural alternative to relieving their muscular aches.
Arnica flowers, photo, credits here
About Arnica Flowers :
Arnica is a graceful woodland plant in the same family as the sunflower, native to Central Europe and the western United States. Its yellow flowers are collected art summerÍs end and dried for medicinal use.
Arnica oils and creams are used topically to treat sprains, bruises, and muscle pain.
Diluted tinctures of arnica are used in foot baths (1 teaspoon of tincture to a pan of warm water) to soothe sore feet.
Grieve’s Herbal reported that nineteenth century American physicians recommended arnica tincture as a hair growth tonic.
Homeopathic arnica is traditionally used to treat seasickness.
Research published in June 2005 in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that homeopathic arnica can reduce post-partum bleeding.
Not recommended when Pregnant or Nursing.
Tiny Tapir’s review of the Arnica Muscle Rub :
We’ve tried this product for arthritic joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, sore muscles after exercise and for stiff shoulders and necks (spent too long at the computer, haha). The Arnica Muscle rub is easy to apply with the push tube and rolls on smoothly.
Does tend to leave a slight oily residue if you apply too much. It’s not instant relief, but after 5 to 10 minutes it starts to work and it really is a good at what it does (the Arnica Muscle Rub helps the muscles to relax).
Other Testimonials :
“I ordered the muscle balm from you a few months ago and meant to tell you how WONDERFUL it is! OMG, it’s like a twist up tube of MIRACLE that I can take with me anywhere. I’d been under the treatment of 3 doctors for my neck injury; was having to sleep elevated with a heating pad every night just to take the edge off the extreme pain. When I put your balm on, it seemed to penetrate straight into the tissue and the results were incredible. I’m skeptical of almost anything, even my own products. But this worked! It gave me just enough freedom of movement to where I could exercise my neck a little each day. I truly think this is what allowed me to get over that injury. There was just no way I could’ve moved my head at all before. Thank you so much for taking the time to research and create such a potently effective product!” Michelle B
“Having run several ultra-marathons from 50k to 90 miles, I have never felt as quickly recovered as when I used Faerie Made Arnica Muscle Rub. I could feel it working as I massaged it into my legs, and was thrilled about how much better my legs felt afterwards. I will continue to use this product after every ultra that I run.” Adam H, Runner
“This really works!” Adrienne C, Massage Therapist
“I have been using this on my feet at night and it feels so good. I have arthritis and I really think this helps.” EG
“one of my customers bought six arnica rubs (she bought them for her husband). anyhow, she was with her daughter when her daughter gave birth and used the arnica rub on her daughter’s back during labor. she said it did the trick!” Julie
“My husband swears your arnica muscle rub is the only thing that helps his back after working construction all day” April F.
“This is the best! I use it on all my clients.” Kat C., Massage Therapist, Transformative Touch Massage
“My daughter woke one morning with a vicious stiff neck and I swear if it weren’t for the Arnica Balm Muscle Rub, she’d probably still be walking around the house looking like Quasimodo and crying fat, pain-filled tears. It took exactly one day for the Arnica Balm to perform its magic. We rubbed and massaged it in all day, and the next morning, no stiff neck, no residual pain and no indication she had a problem to begin with.” Justine C., http://www.bellaonline.com
“I got some stuff from your site for my mom’s bd. she works out a lot and always complains about being all sore so i got her the muscle rub. she had a sore place in her back and had been talking about going to get a massage to help, but after putting your wonder rub on her back it was gone! she had been sore there for months. sounds like one of those stories people make up but it’s true lol. she says thanks.” Lynette
“The Arnica Rub is wonderful. Used it after my shower last night and slept well without the sore shoulder every time I turned.” Jackie B
Purchase Arnica Muscle Rub at Tiny Tapir for RM40 for 1.2 Oz stick here