This is how Meadowsweet Herbal Salves & Balms begin.
Organic olive oil is infused with sustainable, organic or wildcrafted herbs sourced from Harmonic Arts Botanicals on Vancouver Island. Shown here is the beginning process of either the Cool Muscles or the Warm Joints salve. Both begin with an infusion of arnica flowers. "The active constituents of arnica stimulate and dilate the blood vessels near the surface of the skin. This in turn improves the circulation to the injured area and promotes the healing of bruises, sprains, strains, muscular inflammation, aches, pains, rheumatic joint pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling due to fractures."
-The Boreal Herbal, By: Beverley Gray (an amazing book for those interested in harvesting and creating your own remedies with the plant world)