Whatever your sport, when you give it your all, your muscles can feel fatigued, strained, overworked and achey. Kavana's Phyto-5 Muscle Balm is an aromatherapeutic balm, specially formulated to offer instant relief to your tired muscles.
Pine resin helps reduce bruising and encourage good blood circulation, while sweet almond oil provides softness, and Phyto-5 supports elasticity and hydration of the skin, and the reduction of inflammation and bruising.
Slather relief on and then follow up with an even more aromatherapeutic experience by taking a hot shower post-workout. The steam will spread the volatile essential oils and as you inhale, your seriously sore muscles will thank you.
- pine resin warming and stimulating, promotes circulation, speeds up healing.
- Sweet almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, ultra softening for skin
- Phyto-5 in Sunflower oil (See more in KNOW MORE section)
- Warming and cooling, powerful essential oils of clove, ginger, black pepper, eucalyptus and peppermint.
SKIN TYPE: All skin types, especially good for tired or sore muscles.
GLUTEN-FREE | NON-TOXIC | CRUELTY-FREE | NON-NANO | GMO FREE
Handmade in Toronto, Canada with non-toxic, premium ingredients. Help minimize plastic pollution by choosing Kavana's elegant, easily cleaned and reusable/ recyclable frosted glass and aluminum options.
Volume: 30gr/ 1oz.
Packaged in a refillable and sleek, round aluminum tin, this muscle balm is lightweight to carry in your gym bag or keep by your nightstand.
HOW TO USE:
Apply externally as needed for a relaxing massage onto tired muscles to help relieve injury and inflammation. Once applied, an aromatherapeutic experience can be enjoyed in the shower, where the sensorial power of volatile essential oils in Kavana Phyto-5 Muscle Balm will be augmented.
Keep out of reach of children. For topical use only. Do not apply to broken skin or open wounds. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This formula is very powerful! Please keep it out of your eyes, nose, ears, and off of any sensitive or broken, chapped skin. Please consult your physician with any concerns you have prior to using Kavana Phyto-5 Muscle Balm. Do not use Kavana Phyto-5 Muscle Balm if you are pregnant or nursing.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower )oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine Resin)*, Rosa canina seed oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Rosemary oleoresin, certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils of: Eucalyptus globulus, Eugenia carophyllata (clove), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Piper nigrum (Black pepper) and Zingiber officinale (Ginger).
*wildcrafted from majestic, Canadian pine trees.
** lovingly, hand harvested from local, Ontario bees.
PINE RESIN: Tree sap/ resin is produced by trees to act as a sealant for physical wounds. It directs resin through ducts to ward off bacteria and fungus and insect invasions, trapping invaders and acting as an antimicrobial to eradicate them. (2009, Wood, Matthew, The Earthwise Herbal: a Complete Guide to new world Medicinal Plants).
Honeybees combine tree resin with beeswax and honey to create propolis, which they also use to protect the hive from invaders and infection. We use treasures of the hive, including locally wildcrafted propolis, honey, beeswax and royal jelly, in Kavana's Phyto-5 Luminous Eye Cream.
Conscientiously wild-harvested to not interfere with the tree's own attempts at staying healthy, I gather the pine resin below the trees' wounds. Due to its warming and stimulating nature, pine resin balm is superbe as a soothing and warming rub for sore muscles and painful joints and has been used by Indigenous Peoples of North America for millennia, to patch and protect wounds an draw out impurities. ( 2009, Wood, Matthew, The Earthwise Herbal: a Complete Guide to new world Medicinal Plants) Pine stimulates circulation and inflammation, aggravating the local immune response. As a counter-irritant, it speed's up the body’s healing process.
Phyto-5 complexe is a blend of extracts from five plants that have been used for millenia to help heal and restore the skin and soothe achey, fatigued muscles.
1.Rosehip (Rosa canina) seed oil is rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanins, which may help reduce inflammation. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects and may help ease muscle and join pain.
2.Plantain (Plantago major), in particular, plantain leaves, contain several anti-inflammatory compounds, including flavonoids, terpenoids, glycosides, and tannins, which may decrease several markers of inflammation.
3.Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), was once commonly called "Knitbone" because of its amazing ability to heal broken bones and “knit” them back together again. The botanical name, 'Symphytum', means “to unite.” It been used as a traditional medicinal plant for the treatment of painful muscle and joints complaints for centuries. It's analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, along with it's ability to stimulate granulation and tissue regeneration, are thanks to a cell proliferant compound called 'allantoin', which is found in the leaves and roots. Rosmarinic acid and glycopeptides found in the roots have also been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity, making comfrey an essential ingredient in this muscle balm.
4. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea). Derived from the Greek word for hedgehog 'echinos' because it's prickly scales and cone shaped seed head resemble a hedgehog, echinacea's anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties have been appreciated since ancient times. Thanks to a multitude of acids (Chicoric, caffeic, chlorogenic and caftaric) and it's high anti-oxidant content and polyphenolic compounds, echinacea helps support joint health in the face of free radical-induced stressors.
5. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Anti-inflammatory and analgesix effects of calendula are related to the content of flavonoids and tri-terpene derivatives found in it's flowers. Extracts of this beautiful orange-yellow flower are often indicated as a classic, gentle muscle relief, for those frequently performing strenuous exercise.
Kavana's signature essential oil blend, includes warming clove, ginger and black pepper and cooling eucalyptus and peppermint.
WHAT IT'S FORMULATED WITHOUT: Petroleum and petroleum by products, lanolin, talc, synthetic colourants, synthetic fragrance, parabens, pthalates, triclosan, 100% aluminum-free, propylene glycol, Sulfates SLS and SLES, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil, paraffin, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban.
WHAT IT'S NOT IN: Packaged in a biodegradable aluminum tin, not another plastic jar.