Homemade Capsaicin Cream - For Pain

Capsaicin is the chemically active component in hot peppers that makes them taste spicy.  It is also a clinically proven and safe topical therapy for pain relief for arthritis and joint pain. Capsaicin binds to nerve receptors and initially causes a burning, tingling sensation, which is followed by an analgesic effect or the blocking of pain.  Want to make your own inexpensive capsaicin cream?  The recipe is simple:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • 5 Tbsps. Organic Raw Coconut Oil

Instructions:

Mix cayenne and coconut oil into a paste.  Massage onto areas where you are experiencing pain.  Be sure to wash your hands immediately afterward so as to avoid getting the hot pepper in your eyes, nose or mouth.