Summer is finally here after a spring with a lot of rain and rather cool temperatures. When it finally turned warm a few weeks ago, everybody was out and about. The number of bicyclists that all of a sudden turned up on Route 9W, the popular biking route near Weleda’s headquarters, was quite staggering, and for me it was time to saddle up as well! It’s a rather scenic ride along the Hudson River, and I like to do my part for the environment by bicycling to the office. I am admittedly a fair-weather rider, so there is no need to look for me on the trails unless it is nice outside.
The first ride of the season is always such a joy, at least until the following morning, when unaccustomed aches and pains set in. Not that I have been complacent all winter—I try to stay in shape with Forrest Yoga, a form of hot yoga. But I am always reminded that different activities require different muscles. To help with the soreness, I massage Weleda Arnica Massage Oil into joints before exercising in order to increase blood flow. But once muscle pain sets in, I find Weleda’s Arnica Ointment indispensable—plus, it’s also indicated for sprains and bruises. In my view, it belongs in everyone’s home remedy kit.
I am a great believer in arnica, and have been since early childhood. It is one of my favorite healing plants. The Arnica in our remedies comes from one of our fair trade projects in Romania, which you can read about here. As a company, we are very proud of these projects. They embody how we feel business should be done, and I encourage you to read more about them on our website!
In the meantime, we'd love to hear about your favorite healing plant! Is it arnica, too? Happy trails, everyone! Ride safely!