Cayenne pepper weight loss creams
Based on the scientific research we wrote about in “Fat burning foods“, researchers have shown that Cayenne pepper weight loss cream actually limits the fat that fat cells store in the body. That means cayenne pepper weight loss cream could be very helpful in reducing fat storage, thus helping to fight the obesity crisis we are facing today. For ideas, tips and recipes on how to use Cayenne as a fat busting foods you can download our free fat busting foods guide.
But cayenne pepper cream is not only helpful for weight loss applications. Cayenne or capsaicin cream has also been found, in other studies to be highly effective in combating pain caused by chemotherapy as well – see “Cancer pain management using capsaicin cream”
In fact cayenne pepper weight loss cream has been used for centuries as a topical application to relieve inflammation, swelling and increase circulation.
So how do you make your own Cayenne pepper weight loss cream
The easiest way to incorporate a herb into a cream base is to begin with a premade cream or oil base. The base must be a neutral base. So a neutral, fragrance free aqueous cream base is often a good place to start. Naturally, there are ingredients in there which perhaps are not as natural as your would like, but for most people who need to make a cream easily and quickly, this is one of the most practical ways to make your own cream.
The base also allows you to “experiment” with the amount of cayenne to add to the cream. Begin with a small amount of chilli pepper, try it. See how that works for you. Then experiment until you get the best results, making a note of the amount of chilli and base needed to make the best cream for you.
For purists and those who have the time to get the ingredients and make their own cream base –
You will need:
1 Cup of pure oil – grape-seed oil, almond oil
1/2 Cup of Beeswax
About 3 tablespoons of Cayenne chilli peppers – ground or in powdered for
In a double boiler bring the combine the chilli powder with the oil and heat for about 5 – 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the wax until it has melted and is thoroughly mixed into the oils. Allow the mixture to cool – just warm to the touch. Use a blender or stick blender to blend the mixture well. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes. Then blend the mixture again. Put the cream into a prepared sterilized glass jar with an airtight lid. Keep refrigerated. It should last for about 2 weeks.
For added anti-inflammatory qualities add 1 tablespoon of Tumeric – which also has been shown to aid inflammation and pain.
Capsaicin can cause redness, rash and swelling on the skin. The stronger the chilli you use to make the cream – the stronger the cream will be. So its best to start with a weaker chilli pepper and test the reaction on the skin before you go off and try a version made with Habanero chillis for example.
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