Joints are part of our body where your bones meet, allowing the bones of your skeleton to move. Joint pain is when the areas where bones meet start to hurt and create discomfort.
Most known degenerative disease that causes joint pain is arthritis and it often installs in the wrists, hands, hips and knees.
So, if your joints are swollen, red, tender or warm to touch you should visit a doctor. If the above symptoms are accompanied by pain that persists more than three days and sudden fever, you are probably suffering from arthritis pain and you should definitely see a physical therapist.
But, until you schedule your appointment, you can use some natural alternatives to ease the pain. Moreover, you can combine the following natural ointments with the treatment prescribed by your doctor, because most people are amazed by this natural ointment that eases joint pain immediately.
I’m talking about the most wanted natural treatment for arthritis based on cayenne pepper.
- 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder
- 1 cup of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar OR ½ cup extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, warmed
- ½ inch of grated ginger
- Add grated ginger and cayenne pepper to the apple cider vinegar or warm olive oil. Stir well until a paste forms.
- Apply the paste on the affected area twice a day and leave it for 20 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Give it a stir before application.
But before or after applying this remedy, you can take a bath with this Homemade Epsom Salt Bath Bombs, rich in magnesium that will alleviate the pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- 10 oz. of citric acid
- 16 oz. of baking soda
- 8 oz. of Epsom salt
- 2 oz. of French green clay
- 2 oz. of refined shea butter
- 2 oz. of cocoa butter
- 7 oz. of sweet orange essential oil
- 3 oz. of peppermint essential oil
Weight all ingredients and mix them in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup until they are well incorporated. In another glass bowl, mix the cocoa and shea butter. Heat them in a double boiler or in Bain Marie, and once they are melted remove the pot from heat.
Now, add the essential oils to the melted butters and stir well to incorporate. The next move is to combine the dry and liquid ingredients, mixing well until they are well incorporated.
How to make the bath bombs
Pile each side of your bath bomb mold individually as high as possible without pressing the bath bomb ingredients into either side of the mold. Then, quickly and firmly press both sides of the bath bomb mold together. Twist gently to remove any excess. Some extra around the edges (like rings of a planet) are normal. Don’t twist too much or knock the sides off center of one another or the two halves will separate when unmolded.
Let the bath bombs aside to dry overnight or up to two days depending on the humidity in your area. Then gently unmold each bath bomb, dusting off the excess around the bath bombs as needed.
Now simply wrap each of your Epsom salt bath bombs in plastic wrap.
How to use:
To use your Epsom salt bath bombs, simply drop a bath bomb into warm, running bath water. Simply immerse you body into the tub and take a 20 minute bath or more.