X-Strength Pain Relief Cream

Extra Strength Pain Relief Cream

This recipe is great for Arthritis, Shingles, muscle pain, joint pain, cluster headaches, etc. Rub it into the affected area, or swab the inside of your nose in the case of headaches. Remember, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. Be sure to wash your hands afterward, and do not get it in your eyes.

You will need…

  • Gloves
  • 1 cup of beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of Ghost pepper powder, or a bit less if using a hotter pepper.
  • 4 cups of grapeseed oil. Or another oil such as almond or olive
  • A double boiler
  • A glass jar with a tight fitting lid


Combine the 2 tablespoons of Ghost pepper powder with the 4 cups of grapeseed or olive oil in a double boiler. Let this mixture warm up over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. After it’s warmed, melt 1 cup of beeswax into the mixture and stir it until everything is smoothly blended together. Let it chill for 10 minutes in the refrigerator and then whisk together. Chill for another 10-15 minutes and then whip together once more before pouring into a glass container with a tightly fitting lid and refrigerating it. It should keep its potency for 1 1/2 weeks. Apply as needed for pain, stopping use if any irritation occurs.

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