pepperBaby, it’s cold outside! A simple winter weather beauty tip to beat the cold is to add cayenne to your beauty routine.

Just like you can add heat to your food with cayenne, you can also add heat your lotion to keep warm. The powerful heating property of cayenne peppers and all other hot peppers is due to a substance they contain called capsaicin. 

Capsaicin has been shown to stimulate blood circulation and leave the skin with sensation of warmth.  Cayenne powder can be added to your favorite lotion in order to employ the benefits of capsaicin. If you prefer using all-natural items, use this recipe to whip up a creamy lotion in which cayenne can be added.  This easy recipe will keep you moisturized and toasty warm.


WARMING BODY LOTION RECIPE

Ingredients: (yields 6 oz)

1/4 cup beeswax

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons shea butter

4 tablespoons cayenne powder

Place beeswax, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and shea butter into a double boiler over low-medium heat.  Let ingredients melt together.  Stir occasionally for even melting.  Once melted, remove from heat.  Place mixture into the freezer and allow to cool for 15 minutes.  Mixture should become solid.  Use a hand blender to whip mixture into a creamy lotion.  Add cayenne powder.  Stir until evenly blended into lotion.  Spoon lotion into a container of your choice.  Lotion will last for up to six months. 

*CAUTION – Keep hands away from eyes and mucous membranes when handling your cayenne lotion.  This heat will make you cry!


WATCH VIDEO TO SEE HOW I USE MY WARMING LOTION

Do it yourself warming cayenne lotion Ms Toi

 


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