spiced stimulating oil

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.

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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