[ Recipe: DIY spiced stimulating oil ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co
spiced stimulating oil
sore muscles rejoice

This oil is spicy, sensuous and stimulating. It's also wonderful for achy, stiff joints and sore muscles. Be careful not to touch your eyes or lips with this oil on your hands because the cayenne can burn tender mucous membranes. The finished product will have a beautiful golden-red tone and will remain viable for six months.

1/2 cup dried ginger root (or 1 cup fresh, sliced root)
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 whole cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon ground cayenne
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 cups sesame oil
2 capsules vitamin E oil, pierced
10 drops cinnamon (cassia bark) essential oil

Place the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne and turmeric in the top of a double boiler. Cover with the sesame oil. Simmer the spices in the oil, uncovered, on the lowest possible heat setting for 4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Strain the oil through a paper filter and discard spices. Stir in the vitamin E and cinnamon essential oil. When cool, transfer to a clean container, cap and label.

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