Cream for arthritis and joint pain with Cayenne Pepper

What is cayenne pepper

This cream for arthritis and joint pain is made with the misnamed red or cayenne pepper (named after the city of Cayenne, in French Guiana), and which is the powder resulting from the grinding of the fruits of one of several species of Capsicum (chili or chili), previously dried.

Except for its pungent taste – due, on the other hand, to a different chemical compound, it is completely unrelated to the Piper nigrum seeds which are properly called pepper, black or white. It is also known, more appropriately, as chili powder, chilly, or ground chili, depending on the area. Several species are used to produce a dressing with a strong flavor, a little bitter, slightly smoky and very spicy.

What makes cayenne pepper so spicy

The active component in hot peppers that gives them their heat is called capsaicin, and the hotter, the higher the capsaicin level. While rubbing something that seems to burn and sting over aching joints does not initially seem to help arthritis, arthritis or capsaicin cream is commonly sold as a pain reliever Why? Capsaicin depletes a neurotransmitter called substance P, which is responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. If we block the big P, we never have the note that something is hurting, so we end up with no pain. Instead of paying for arthritis cream at the store, try making your own with cayenne pepper… It offers great peace of mind to know exactly what it is that you are absorbing into your skin, and it is rewarding to do it yourself.

Note: It is normal for there to be a bit of a burning sensation when first applied. If you have sensitive skin, use it with caution. Always wear gloves when handling chili or cayenne powder, and avoid contact with the eyes, you can wear glasses.

1. Original recipe for arthritis cream or capsaicin

You will need to

  • 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper / chili / chili powder. Commonly, the one that is used the most is the red chili (from the tree or serrano), but we are clear that what matters is the capsaicin from the chili or cayenne.
  • 1 cup of grapeseed oil (or any other oil like almond, olive, jojoba, coconut)
  • 1/2 cup grated beeswax.
  • Bain-marie frying pan.
  • A glass jar with an airtight lid


  1. Mix 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder with 1 cup of the oil of your choice and heat in a water bath for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of grated beeswax and keep stirring until it is completely melted and everything is mixed together.
  3. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, and then stir. Chill for 10-15 more and then stir again before putting it in a glass jar with a tight lid and storing in the refrigerator.
  4. Lasts approx. 1 ½ week its power. Apply this arthritis cream every day as needed for pain.

2. Super strong capsaicin or arthritis cream

The spicier the chili, the more capsaicin it has, which makes this arthritis cream super strength.

You need

  • 1 cup of beeswax
  • 4 tablespoons Habanero pepper powder
  • 4 cups grapeseed oil or another oil, such as almond, jojoba, olive, or coconut
  • Gloves
  • Bain-marie frying pan
  • A glass jar with an airtight lid


  1. Mix 4 tablespoons of Habanero pepper powder with 4 cups of the oil of your choice and heat in a double boiler.
  2. Let the mixture heat up over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  3. After it heats up, melt 1 cup of beeswax into the mixture and stir until everything is well mixed together.
  4. Let cool for 10 minutes in the refrigerator and then stir.
  5. Chill for another 10-15 minutes and then stir more before pouring into a glass container with a tight-fitting lid and finally refrigerating.
  6. It should maintain its potency for 1 1/2 weeks. Apply as needed for pain, stop use if irritation occurs.

3. Arthritis or capsaicin cream with extra anti-inflammatory components

This arthritis cream includes other notable anti-inflammatories and pain reducers such as turmeric and ginger, as well as cayenne.

You will need to

  • 3 Cups of grapeseed oil, or any other oil such as almond, jojoba, olive or coconut
  • 3 tablespoons cayenne / chili pepper / red pepper
  • 1/2 cup beeswax
  • 3 tablespoons turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • Container to use for bain marie


  1. Mix the 3 tablespoons of cayenne pepper, 3 tablespoons of turmeric and 2 tablespoons of powdered ginger.
  2. Add this to 3 cups of oil of your choice in a double boiler and stir until well mixed.
  3. Heat over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes and then add 1/2 cup of beeswax.
  4. Stir until the wax has completely melted and everything is mixed together, then remove from heat and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, remove and mix well, then refrigerate for another 10 minutes, mixing once more at the end.
  6. Put in a glass jar with a tight lid inside the refrigerator, where it will keep for 1 ½ weeks.
  7. Apply as needed for pain, but with this cream, rub in as much as you can and allow it to dry before rinsing off. Turmeric really stains.

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