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DIY Muscle Rub👌
Health & Fitness
I came across this watching Orange Is The New Black( great show) Anyways, I've been suffering from lower back pain for years and when I heard this tip mentioned I decided to research it and give it a try! I know…it sounds out there. Hear me out. Capsaicin is the active component of chili peppers. It is this chemical that gives peppers like jalapenos its heat. It is also used as an analgesic in topical ointments in many commercially available products. So, why buy muscle rub for my back when I have a ton of jalapenos growing in my garden?
What you will need:
A mixer with beaters
1.) Measure out one cup of coconut oil in a microwave proof measuring cup. Heat up the oil in the microwave until warm. It took about a minute in my microwave.
2.)Wearing gloves, slice a couple rings off of your jalapeno pepper. Add the slices to the warmed coconut oil, seeds and all. You can adjust how many pepper slices you want to add. Start out with less to begin with, depending on the heat level of the pepper.
3.) Let the pepper and oil mixture steep. When the coconut oil cools it will solidify again. Remove the pepper slices. In order to whip the oil, needs to be solid but not hard.
4.) Using a stand mixer or hand mixer with beater attachments, whip the coco oil until it forms stiff peaks.
5.) Add your whipped coco butter to a jar. The coco butter will stay in this whipped form unless it gets above 76 degrees.
6.) Apply to your sore muscles!
Caution: Jalapenos will produce a burning sensation when it comes into contact with your skin. So, stay clear of the eyes. After applying the rub to the affected area, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly.