Botanical Name: Arnica Montana
Common Name: Arnica Oil
Plant Parts: Flowers from ecological farming
Extraction Method: Supercritical carbon dioxide. This method uses carbon dioxide that is in a fluid state but has a temperature and pressure that give it unique properties somewhere between a gas and a liquid. This enables it to act as a solvent that is idea for chemical extraction due to its low toxicity. It is also able to preserve some of the more volatile components of essential oils that may be lost when other extraction methods are used. It is also very easy to separate the solvent (CO2) from the oil at the end of the process ensuring maximum purity.
Odour Profile: Herbal, Sweet, Spicy
Application: Arnica is known in folk medicine for its ability to reduce bruising and as such is often used in cosmetic products targeting damaged skin. It is a pleasant oil to use due to its light aroma and beautiful yellow flowers but as it contains the toxin helenalin (a powerful anti inflammatory) it should not be over-used. Limit inclusion to between 0.5-5% in a formulation.
** It is important to note that all CO2 oils are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying CO2 oils for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance - particularly the rare and exotic notes - become lost.
CO2 oils can be very viscous or even solid and can be difficult to extract from the bottle. Gently warming the absolute in a water bath will melt the product and make it easier to use. Removal of the standard dripolator may be required in some cases.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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