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The health benefits of cayenne are incredible. It contains capsaicin which has been documented to relieve pain.

In addition, I added some wintergreen essential oil to my salve for additional relief. Please note, however, that cayenne pepper should be avoided near the eyes, so make sure to wash your hands well after you use it externally.

To make it you’ll need:

1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbs cayenne powder
1/8 cup beeswax
6-8 drops of wintergreen essential oil (mountain rose herbs | amazon)

Infuse oil with cayenne by mixing it in a mason jar and let it sit in a cool dark place for 5-6 weeks, gently shaking the jar every day or so. Strain the oil through a cheesecloth and you’re ready to make your salve.

Add infused oil and beeswax to a double boiler. After melted remove from heat. Add a few drops wintergreen for scent. Pour into 1 ounce tins.

To use, rub a fingerful over aches and pains to soothe.

If you’re pressed for time and don’t want to make your own, you can purchase some from my shop.

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