Leaping Fish Universal Sports Skin Salve is suitable for all sports and acivities where your skin can suffer from impact or direct contact which leads to bruising or strains and sprains. As with all our balms, we have created a blend of plant waxes, oils and essential oils to help skin recover after exercise - our Universal Sports Skin Salve contains Arnica, Sea Buckthorn Oil and essential oils of Juniper, Turmeric, Cajeput and Black Pepper.

Helping your skin and muscles to recover following the knocks and injuires that come from training and competition will get you back to your best as quickly as possible. Swelling and bruising can be sore and uncomfortable and take time to mend, so the application of Universal Sports Skin Salve can help to promote your bodies response to injury and minimise the time spent with an injury.  Suitable for all contact sports, Universal Sports Skin Salve should be applied after an injury, and daily to help recovery. 

Universal Sports Skin Salve is easily absorbed by the skin, and we use the minimum number of ingredients necessary - there are no chemicals, water, parabens or petroleum products in any of our skin balm products.


  • Arnica has been used for hundreds of years for its benefits which have traditionally been believed to be effectiive in helping to ease skin problems following damage and impacts which result in pain, swelling, and bruising. A member of the Asteraceae (Daisy) flower family, when applied it stimulates circulation, promoting the body's own healing system to respond. Arnica is also helpful for DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
  • ​Sea Buckthorrn Oil has been used for its therapeutic qualities - for instance, it is naturally full of antioxidants, and it contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus, as well as folate, biotin and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C (it can have up to 18 times the vitamin C of an orange!) and vitamin E. We have included it for its potential in helping to stimulate skin regeneration and helping wounds heal more quickly - it is also one of the few plants that contains all of the omegas – 3, 6, 9 and the rare omega-7.

  • Juniper - studies show that juniper berries have powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as anti-inflamatory properties.

  • Turmeric oil is considered to have strong antibacterial and antiseptic qualites that may be beneficial for for aiding recovery for bruises and skin problems. Well known as an ingredient in curries, Turmeric has been used widely in India as a medicinal agent with the curcumin found in Turmeric helping to decrease inflammation and oxidation and helping skin heal when applied directly.

  • Cajeput oil is from the same family as Tea Tree Oil and is said to help with sore muscles and joints, as well as have a cleansing effect on the skin. It has been used for its ability to reduce scarring and infections on the skin.

  • ​Black Pepper oil warms the skin when applied topically, it promotes improved circuation to aid recovery of the affected area.

    Ingredients: Rapeseed oil, Soya wax, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Glycerine, Candelilla wax, Arnica oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, Zea Mays, Vtamin E, Juniper oil, Turmeric oil, Cajeputoil, Black Pepper oil

Leaping Fish balms are natural products - avoid contamination with water which can cause the balms to deteriorate. Balms may become soft in warm weather so keep them cool and store below 25oc. Always test on a small area before use and stop using if you have a reaction to the product.

Leaping Fish Universal Sports Skin Salve £11:99, 60g. UK postage Royal Mail standard £3:20