Have you ever felt an involuntary tightness, hardness, or strain in a muscle?

It can happen to anyone for a variety of reasons and in many areas of your body.

The feeling is most common in your calves, hamstrings, and quadriceps, and along the rib cage. Most of the time it is a simple cause like heavy exercise or vigorous sport.

Patience, rest, gentle stretching, and massaging the muscle can help alleviate the pain. Using our new Phoenix Muscle Balm will also soothe and relive some of the immediate strain you may be feeling.

Below are some of the essential extracts, spices and ingredients to consider when trying a natural remedy or treatment:

Grape Seed Oil is an oil that is extracted from the seeds of wine grapes and unlike other oils that may only be suitable for certain skin types or clog pores, grape seed oil is light weight and   noncomedogenic, making it suitable for almost all skin types – including sensitive and acne prone. Studies and reports show that Grape Seed Extract (GSE) is one polyphenol supplement that has received attention due to reports of strong antioxidant activity that protects against aging and disease and promotes health. Previous studies reported that GSE supplementation reduces muscle damage and promotes muscle regeneration.

Arnica Oil is derived from the arnica flower of the sunflower family. When used topically Arnica oil helps to reduce inflammatory pain. Arnica is used typically for the pain and swelling associated with bruises, sprains, pulls, muscle aches, and even arthritis. With its anti-inflammatory properties (HOMEAPATHS) STUDIES AND RESURCH SUGGEST THAT Arnica offers a reasonable and safe natural alternative to NSAIDS a drug which generally treats Osteoarthritis a condition which is often referred to as “Wear-and-tear” arthritis.

Candelilla Wax is a vegan alternative to Bees Wax, it provides various uses across the personal care, food, and beauty industries. It binds natural ingredients together offering suburb hydration and the ability to spread along the body surface with ease. It has many properties and functions as a thickening and hardening agent as well as other benefits it acts as a skin-protective barrier agent that helps prevent the skin from losing moisture. Being a fast-absorbing lubricant and a nourishing skin conditioner Candelilla Wax is the perfect natural base for the PHEONIX Muscle Balm.

Eucalyptus essential oil – There are many benefits for this wonderful ingredient, but most importantly, it eases joint pain. In fact, many popular over the counter creams and ointments used to sooth pain from conditions like Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis contain this essential oil. Eucalyptus oil helps to reduce pain and inflammation associated with many conditions.

Pepper Mint essential oil contains Menthol, which has a cooling effect on sore, achy muscles, it also has analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it the perfect ingredient.

Turmeric essential oil – Turmeric is probably the most popular spices present in Indian cuisine, and its blessed with an ocean of benefits. This bright yellow coloured spice is also known as an Indian saffron and has been used for thousands of years foe healing purposes. The anti-inflammatory properties of this little spice can be beneficial for healing external and internal health problems, one being arthritis.

Many studies have vouched for the benefits of Turmeric for treating joint disorders. Curcumin in Turmeric is the compound which has multiple benefits for pain, it has the ability to reduce arthritis pain and improve joint health.