Let me introduce you to the "mountain daisy"!
Arnica is a homeopathic herb that has been used for centuries, and is now a popular ingredient in permanent aftercare products. Arnica is derived from a perennial flower that grows in Europe and Siberia. These yellow petals alleviate muscle aches, bruising, inflammation, and joint pain or swelling. Arnica is also a popular non-narcotic option for patients that are recovering after plastic surgery!
However, arnica should be used cautiously as it can cause allergic skin reactions in some clients, especially those that have sensitivities to sunflowers, marigolds, or daisies. "Doctors don’t recommend using arnica on broken skin or for extended periods of time, because it can cause irritation. If you choose to use the herb arnica for pain, never take it orally. It’s meant to be applied to your skin and is typically used as a gel. Arnica isn’t used very often in internal medicine, as larger doses of undiluted arnica can be fatal" (Bowman, 2020). These warnings should be heeded by permanent makeup or paramedical tattoo artists and clients utilizing arnica in aftercare products.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is safe to use on broken skin and near the sensitive mucous membrane of the eyes and mouth. PMU GOO is derived from the hemp plant, and can decrease inflammation, pain and promotes skin healing.
Bowman, J. (2020). Does Arnica Help With Pain? Healthline.com. Retrieved 7/31/2022.