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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Recipe | Homemade Analgesic Balm

Are you using Extra Strength Tiger Balm or Capsaicin Creme? 
Then this holistic recipe is for you!

Analgesic balms are good for back aches, arthritis, carpal tunnel and many other physical ailments. 

Cayenne pepper eases joints and relieves cramping. Turmeric is good for inflammation and ginger is 

good for pain. I include Coconut Cannabis Oil in mine because it has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and 

relaxing effects on muscles, but it can also be made with just coconut oil.

Happy Holi(stic) Hunting!


Analgesic Balm
for the skin

1 c. Olive or Almond Oil
1 TB Organic Ground Cayenne Pepper (Fiesta Cayenne is shown in pic as I was out of organic.)
1.5 c. Organic Coconut Oil or Organic Coconut Cannabis Oil
1 TB of Organic Turmeric, grated
1 TB Organic Ginger Root, grated
Double Boiler or (as shown in picture) a glass/ceramic bowl over a pot
Grate your tumeric and ginger. Mix together ground cayenne, turmeric, and ginger. Add this to olive oil in a double boiler and stir until mixed thoroughly. Warm over medium heat for 5-10 minutes and then add in beeswax. Stir until the beeswax has melted completely and everything is blended together. Heat over medium heat in a double boiler for 15 minutes, and then remove it to cool and infuse for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, strain and reserve the infused oil. 
Put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, take it out and whisk it then put it back in for another 10 minutes. Take it out and whisk it again. Store in a canning glass jar in the refrigerator. It will expire in 2 weeks.
If you want to make a stronger balm, add another TB of cayenne.

Apply sparingly to area and leave on for five minutes. Rinse off with water only and allow the oil to infuse into your skin.

NOTE: Turmeric will stain if not rinsed off.

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