DIY Easy Warming Oil For Stiff Or Sore Joints And Muscles (Better Than Tiger Balm)

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Joint pain or muscle aches are annoying things to deal with. Unfortunately, for those with arthritis, this is an almost daily occurrence that is not only painful, but hard to live with.

Muscle pain and joint pain can also arise from sports injuries, overwork, strains, or accidents. You can almost guarantee that, at some point in your life, you are going to suffer from some type of muscle ache or joint pain, even if you never get arthritis.

You don’t have to resort to those over the counter pain killers or, worse still, prescription pain killers. We have found a warming oil recipe that will knock your socks off! Better yet, you probably have everything you need to whip up a batch right at home. If you don’t, everything is pretty easy to find.

All of the ingredients in this recipe are known to relive joint pain and muscles aches because of their warming compounds.

The first ingredient, cayenne powder, works because of capsaicin. Capsaicin reduces a chemical in the body called Substance P — that P must mean pain because that is exactly what it causes — that transmits pain signals to the brain. The capsaicin shuts this off, so your brain never gets the signal.

The other ingredient, ginger, is a super anti-inflammatory agent. One study, from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Italy, found that ginger was super effective at stopping inflammation, even when applied topically. It also works wonders internally, so if you suffer from arthritis, make ginger tea your new best friend!

The last active ingredient is essential oils. Peppermint is a natural muscle relaxant and pain killer; clove oil, which is another excellent pain killer; and eucalyptus oil, which works to relive sore muscles in a jiffy.

Ready to get started? This recipe is so easy, you are going to make some as gifts and pass them around to everyone you know!

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