Coconut oil, ground ginger, ground cayenne pepper, ground turmeric, grapeseed oil as anti-arthritis balm for pain relief

Pain relief in a cream

I was searching for an anti-arthritis pain relief in a cream, balm or oil at a drugstore last night and I could not find one with ginger. My mom loves the effect of ginger balm when she massage her aching body at age 78.

DIY anti-arthritis balm

So, here is a DIY anti-arthritis balm t hat works wonder in many pains and aches in your body when applied as massage balm.

Heat 1/2 cup of coconut oil or Grapeseed oil  in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted. Combine in large bowl with 1/2 cup of light oil and 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper, ginger and turmeric.Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about a half hour.

If you have light or fair skin don’t use the turmeric. If you decide to do ginger and cayenne then you want to replace the tablespoon of cayenne in the recipe with 1 1/2 teaspoons each of ginger and cayenne. If you want to use all three then use 1 teaspoon of each. Remove bowl from refrigerator. Using blender to whip on medium high speed for about 10 minutes or until creamy. Spoon into an airtight container and place it back in the refrigerator until hardened.

Anti-arthritis : Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger and cayenne are powerful pain relief no matter what you choose. All are 100% natural and safe to use. How to use it: Massage a small amount into your skin over the area that hurts for about 30 seconds. You might feel a slight warming sensation. That is the capsaicin in the cayenne pepper (or ginger or turmeric) which is what relieves the pain.

You should start to feel immediate relief but if after 20 or 30 minutes you are still hurting you can apply more. It is safe to apply as much as you like. Make sure to rub it in thoroughly for it to work and to wash your hands before touching your eyes or mouth. The cayenne or cayenne and ginger will not stain your skin in any way. I have the palest ivory skin and haven’t had a problem with the either staining my skin.

The turmeric may discolor your skin temporarily if you have light skin. If this bothers you then skip the turmeric when making the recipe. What you can use it for: Everything that pains you. From migraines to back aches to arthritis, this pain relieving body butter will not only leave you pain free but silky smooth too.


Connie Dello Buono

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