How about making your own hot pepper pain relief cream? No, I am not joking. It is actually quite easy to make one and they do quite a good job of easing away all those aches and joint pains. The main ingredient that is required to make homemade pain relief cream is, you guessed it right, hot peppers. Peppers not only add a fiery flavor to the food you eat, but they also do a pretty good job of easing away the pain.
Here Are The 5 Homemade Pepper Cream Recipes For Body Pain
Hot Peppers For Pain Relief:
So, what makes hot peppers so good at relieving pain? It is due to a compound capsaicin that is found in hot peppers such as cayenne peppers. Capsaicin helps relieve pain by reducing the supply of substance P, a chemical component that transmits pain signals to the brain. Capsaicin also de-sensitizes sensory receptors in the skin, thereby alleviating the pain.
Cayenne Pepper Cream:
You will need 3 tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder, 1 cup of olive oil and ½ cup beeswax for making this cream. First, mix the cayenne pepper powder with the oil and stir well. Heat this mixture in a double boiler for about 5 to 10 minutes. Heating the mixture too much will cause the cayenne pepper smell to spread around the room and will make you cough. Now, add the beeswax to the double boiler and stir until it completely melts and blends with the other ingredients. Remove from heat and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and whisk together. Place it in the refrigerator and whisk once again. Now, take the mixture in a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 10 days.
Habanero Pepper Cream:
The high amount of capsaicin in Habanero pepper makes this a heavy duty pain relief cream. You will need 4 tablespoons of Habanero pepper powder, 4 cups of olive oil and 1 cup of beeswax for making this cream. Mix the pepper powder with the oil and heat in a double boiler for 5 to 10 minutes at medium flame. Now, mix in the beeswax and stir continuously until all the ingredients are blended. Remove from heat, place in the refrigerator and whisk. Place in the refrigerator and whisk again. Store this mixture in a glass jar and place in the refrigerator. You can use this cream for about 10 days.
Pepper, Turmeric And Ginger Cream:
Turmeric and ginger have well-known anti-inflammatory properties and are quite effective in alleviating pain. You will need 3 tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder, 3 cups of olive oil, ½ cup beeswax, 3 tablespoons turmeric and 2 tablespoons ground ginger for making this cream. Mix turmeric, ginger and pepper powder with the oil and heat the mixture on medium flame using a double boiler for about 5 to 10 minutes. Now, mix in the beeswax and stir well until all the ingredients blend together. Repeat the process of refrigeration and whisking mentioned in the previous recipes and store in the refrigerator.
Cayenne Pepper, Essential Oil And Ginger Cream:
You will need 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder, 2 teaspoons of ginger powder, ½ cup coconut oil, cocoa butter, about 15 drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus oil and 8 drops of clove oil. You can also use 1 teaspoon of arrowroot powder to reduce the oiliness of the cream. First, mix coconut oil, cayenne pepper and ginger powder together and gently warm using a double boiler. Once the mixture is warm, turn off the stove and let it cool. Repeat this process again a couple of times at half an hour intervals. The idea is to infuse all the goodness of the pepper powder and ginger powder into the oil. Now, just strain the mixture using an old T-shirt and collect the oil. Mix arrowroot powder with the oil and place in it the freezer until it turns semi solid. Now, take the infused coconut oil in a bowl and mix in cocoa butter and essential oils and stir well. Store in an airtight jar and keep away from sunlight.