What is it about the toddler life that makes you look like you’ve done 50 rounds with Mike Tyson?
I’ve never really had bruises until I had children, but between nappy changes, playing cars and being climbed all over, I am covered.
I didn’t think it was that noticeable until someone commented that my shins gave away the fact that I was a Mother. How funny! You know times have changed when “getting summer body ready” means trying to sort your bruised knees!
I first came across Arnica after I’d given birth to Rory, someone mentioned it was amazing for helping to deal with internal bruising for post-birth recovery. Having had a cesarian with Rory I wish someone had told me sooner! I packed it in my hospital bag for Elin birth. I took it each day as instructed and I bounced back from birth really well the second time around and owe a lot of that down to Arnica.
Due to how successful I found it postpartum, I knew it would be good to help sort out my battered shins. So, I was pretty excited to find it came in a cream.
Okay, so here’s the skinny on the cream. It’s a natural first aid solution which is already a win in my books. I love natural products. The range of products contain Arnica montana, an alpine plant sourced from the Scottish Highlands. One of the best known homoeopathic and herbal treatments, Arnica montana has been recognised for its many beneficial natural properties since the 16th century.
I am so impressed with the cream. It works like magic. My bruises, which feel like they’ve been a permanent feature for the last 18 months had significantly reduced within a few days and were gone within the week.
Because there was a three for two offer on at the chemist, I also picked up the Arnicare Cooling Gel and I am pretty glad I did.
Why did no one tell me about this when I was pregnant?! If you are pregnant, listen up because I am about to change your pregnancy game. Do you have swollen ankles? Struggling in this epic heatwave we are having? You NEED this Cooling Gel.
After a long day of pounding around chasing after the toddler, I look forward to this as part of my evening routine. My ankles are suffering in the heat and this has been a game changer. It’s specially formulated, combining the benefits of arnica with the refreshing sensation of natural grapefruit oil and menthol to cool and soothe the skin and let me just say… its magic.
Overall, I am so impressed with both products. I specifically love how lightweight they are too apply. They don’t leave a sticky residue which makes them perfect for being on the go. The Arnicare products currently have 25% off across the whole range if you pick them up on Amazon!
*This post is sponsored by Arnicare.