Arnica oil is made from the arnica plant found in the central and northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is native in the mountains of Europe and Siberia and cultivated in North America. Arnica Oil is an extract in a carrier oil (usually sunflower oil). The fresh or dried flower heads are what is used for medicinal preparations and are used to make an infused oil that can be used as a carrier. Arnica has antiseptic, astringent, anti- inflammatory, soothing and healing properties and aids in new tissue growth.