Note: Unlike other Arnica gel reviews, you’re going to get the unique perspective of a holistic homeopathic practitioner that has actually used Arnica and investigated this issue inside and out.

Arnica Gel Reviews Overview


Product: Boiron Arnicare Arnica Gel

Price: $11.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Thrive Market

Guarantee: Yes, according to most research.

Tested: 4.5/5 stars on Amazon by almost 700 Amazon buyers

My Rating: 7/10


The Arnicare Gel – It’s Just The Arnica Remedy in Gel Form

In a nutshell, Boiron’s Arnicare gel is more or less the same as the homeopathic remedy Arnica Arnica Gel ReviewsMontana, but it’s in a different form-gel.

The Arnica remedy is essentially taken at a 1X potency, which is in it’s least diluted form.

The remedy itself is mixed into a gel, which contains other safe ingredients.

When all of this is mixed together, it creates what we call: the Arnica gel.

Although it has the same purposes as a regular potentized, homeopathic Arnica remedy, it comes with both important positives and negatives, since it is not exactly 100% homeopathic.

By the way, there are numerous Arnica gel reviews out there on the internet. The problem though is that most of the reviews are conducted by people who don’t really have a thorough knowledge of homeopathy.

To them, homeopathy = herbal medicine, which is a major misconception.

As a student of Homeopathy [and soon to be homeopath, G-d willing] I’d like to share with you my unbiased perspective on the Arnica gel, which will allow you to fully understand whether this product is right for you or not.


The Pro’s – It Does Show To Work!


Arnica Gel ReviewsLet me be clear: despite the fact that the Arnica gel is different from other homeopathic remedies, it does indeed work.

Like the potentized Arnica remedy, the Arnica gel has been shown to be highly effective for the same exact injuries.

It’s able to soothe the skin, even on delicate skin types, and it’s got a few perks over your average gel. It is…



  • unscented.
  • preservative-free.
  • not sticky.
  • not greasy.
  • your skin can quickly absorb this gel.


What Does the Research Show?


Additionally, there is a lot of research supporting the effectiveness of the Arnica gel, as well as the regular Arnica remedy.

These studies found Arnica to work just as effectively as prescription drugs, and better than a placebo for…


To see each study in detail, copy and paste any of the above links into your browser.



Arnica Gel + Pharmacists = Unlikely Buddies

Arnica Gel Reviews

Surprisingly, after noticing their effectiveness and popularity, many pharmacists are now including the Arnica gel in their pharmacies.

And they seem to be publicly raving about it.

From 2012-2014, the Pharmacy Times conducted a survey on thousands of pharmacists, who voted that their most recommended Homeopathic product is the Arnica gel.

In 2015, the O.T.C. Survey of Pharmacists also recommended the Arnica gel as one of their top products.

Furthermore, this product is included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.


The Arnica Gel Works, But…


There’s no doubt that the Arnica gel works and when used properly it can get the results needed.

That being the case, the Arnica gel does come with some critical negatives.

All of the negatives of the Arnica gel are derived from the fact that it is not 100% homeopathic, which I mentioned at least twice before.

Though Arnica montana 1x is used, it is diluted into a gel form, which may have major ramifications on its usage.

What does this mean?


Con #1: Not As Effective As The Regular Remedy

Traditionally, homeopathy has to proven to work best when a remedy is prepared and made into a potentized remedy, as Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., the founder of modern homeopathy, outlined in the Organon.

That way, it’s energetic healing abilities can be maintained in their purest form without any outside interferences.

When that type of remedy is given to a person orally, this provides the physical inspiration for our bodies and mind to rebalance itself in the deepest and most profound way possible.

Therefore, when Arnica montana at a 30c or 200c is used in sugar pellet form or with water, this can bring about the best form of healing, since the pellet itself isn’t being mixed in with other substances such as a gel.

In essence, it allows the energy inside the remedy to fully heal.

Once you take this same remedy and mix it with a substance like a gel, you’ve now begun to limit the remedy’s ability to heal on the best and highest level possible.

The energy may be absorbed by the gel, and thus filtered by the time it enters you’re body.

Also, a 1x potency is not as energetically powerful as a 30c or 200c potency, which is the potency used in the gel. Some homeopaths don’t even use X potencies at all!

Understandably, the Arnica gel should only be put on the infected area on your skin. But regular remedies in pellet or water form generally tend to work the best when inserted orally.

To summarize, the Arnica gel may work very well for you. But the regular potentized remedy in sugar pellet form or water usually works even better.


Con #2: Potential Side Effects

Additionally, the gel form of Arnica montana may include side effects. The gel may cause minor irritation of the skin.

If swallowed accidentally or used too much in quantity, it can also pose serious issues.

Keep in mind that all homeopathic remedies in sugar pellet form are F.D.A. approved and do not pose any side effects whatsoever.

Con #3: Arnicare Gel Costs More Than The Arnica Montana Remedy Itself


The Arnica gel can go for $7.24 and higher. Usually, the gels are much higher.

However, the Arnica homeopathic remedies can be slightly cheaper or around half the price.

Keep in mind also that remedies can last a very long time, usually for around 2 years, and that when using a remedy, you only need to use one pellet for each dose, not more.



My Personal Experience with the Arnica Gel

I have used the Arnica gel many times both for myself and for others. Whenever I have a bruising like pain or a minor injury, I simply apply some gel on the part that hurts. It usually works very effectively and quickly.

I have also used the gel with family, friends, and clients who all have found it very useful for pains, injuries, and even for post surgery recovery.

However, I have also had amazing results with Arnica in sugar pellet form. For example, Arnica saved me from an intense and prolonged hangover (along with Nux Vomica). I also experienced absolutely zero pain after getting my wisdom tooth removed – all thanks to the Arnica pellets!

Final Verdict: Best to Stick With The Regular Remedy


Arnica Gel Reviews

Arnica Combo Pack: The Gel & Pellets Together!

Your best option is to solely stick with the regular Arnica remedy in pellet form. It works more efficiently, it doesn’t have any side effects, and it is way cheaper.

For more information of the regular Arnica remedy, click here.

Don’t get me wrong: the Arnica gel does work and it can definitely help. I just know that you can get more out of the pellets than the gel.

If you’d like, Boiron also sells the Arnica gel along with the Arnica pellets in a single, cost efficient pack. This is great, since if one of the Arnica products doesn’t work, you
can try the other.You definitely won’t need to worry about any injuries or the like with this combo pack.

Click here to learn more about this combo pack!

About the author

Ariel Baradarian

Ariel Baradarian, CCH is an experienced holistic certified homeopathic practitioner with success in addressing a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical ailments in men, women, and children of all stripes. He works both alongside local medical and integrative doctors and their patients as well as with his own growing, global private practice, both in person in his office in Queens, NY and globally via video chat sessions. Ariel is also a natural health blogger and chief editor of, which is dedicated to helping others heal on all levels using various types of natural healing, including homeopathy. In addition, he is the New York Producer of the Vibrant Living Network, an inspiring organization dedicated to promoting a community natural and holistic health, mindful consciousness, relational intelligence and more!

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  • This Arnica gel sounds like a great option, and although not entirely homeopathic, sounds like it may be the best option for some. Like you said, I think it is best to stick with the regular remedy. One thing I didn’t know was how important potency was in this particular product. I’m guessing that’s something not many people think about, so it is great that you brought that to the forefront in your review. Well done.

    • Hey Rachel,

      I’m glad that you found this article to be of benefit to you especially in regards to potency.

      Although it may not necessarily prevent healing, potency is important in terms of enabling the remedy to inspire resonant healing in a person. As long as a remedy matches a person’s vitality, it will do it’s job.

      And today, this is part of the problem of homeopathic users. They pick products that claim to be homeopathy yet many of these products did not act according to homeopathic principles either partly or at all. They may be of benefit but it’s misleading to call them homeopathic.

      Thanks for reading!


  • Hello, you here have so fascinating website. I think that people need to know more about alternatives to chemicals, so called drugs.
    I use Arnica Gel. it is called Arnicare Gel. It is from Boiron. What i can tell that it works as described on package. When I hurt myself or just bumped into something, I take this pain relief medicine from my purse and apply on sore place.
    Of course, it can not be used on the wound. I instantly feel relief. This gel is transparent, without scent. I prefer this type of Arnica compare with tincture. In tincture usually is a lot of alcohol, which if applied to long, can hurt skin. It is not so big deal, but I prefer your described gel.
    Thanks for spreading message about homeopathic medicine.
    All the best, happy writing, Nemira.

    • To the best of my knowledge, the tincture is not as commonly used as the gel or remedy. And it sounds great that the gel has been given you instant relief.

      Although I personally prefer the more homeopathically authentic sugar pellet form best, the gel does indeed work and if it works best for you…then continue doing it!

      I really appreciate your interest in my site and don’t worry, homeopathic medicine is slowly becoming more mainstream. Explains why many homeopaths as well as admirers happen to be M.D.’s as well 🙂



  • Not very familiar with Arnica or homeopathy. Except I took a Medical Anthropology class in college that dealt with homeopathy and other ethnic medicines. But at the end I’m all about what’s effective and that does not create much negative side effects. I’d used Bengay for muscle ache and bruises. I don’t know if you used Bengay as well but if you have from your first hand experience, what’s the main difference? Did you feel any different?

    • Hey Joon,

      Bengay is okay, but personally, I would resort to that as a last resort. Sometimes, Bengay still can lead to side effects such as skin burning, which may require another medicine to cure. Click here for more information on this from the FDA.

      Using homeopathy for acute conditions, especially in sugar pellet form, has a great benefit in which there are no side effects, it’s 100% safe, and it’s FDA approved. It’s definitely worth having on you in case an injury or bruise occurs. Even doctors today are beginning to recommend Arnica in all forms for various uses.

      See here for clinical research on Arnica which may interest you.



  • This is a really honest review.

    Have you used the Arnica in pellet form? Are you a homeopath by trade?

    I have to say, I’m a big believer of homeopathic medicines and have treated my child with them also. I think it’s much better to try this route prior to medicines with nasty side effects.

    I look forward to reading more posts.


    • Hey Sammi,

      Glad to hear a fan of homeopathy! It’s definitely a safer alternative to other medications, and it can only help.

      For the record, I am still a student of homeopathy, although I am in the process of gaining my certification as a professional homeopath. I have studied and used homeopathy for the past 3 years and have treated loved ones and friends, with overall great success.

      Thank G-d, I have not been in a situation where I needed Arnica, but based off the advice and experience of my teachers and other practitioners and users of homeopathy, the pellet form usually works best, although the cream can definitely help as well.

      Thanks for dropping by,


  • Hey there!

    Thanks for your informative review. There is always something that I worry about when taking a substance I haven’t used before out of fear that it might not react well with my body as opposed to the previous original product which I’ve used.

    Your review definitely helped me and I have no doubt it’ll help other people as well hopefully, haha.


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