Hot Chili and Mustard Foot Oil Recipe

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  • 2 cups (500 ml) sunflower oil
  • 2-4 fresh whole red chilies (cayenne), chopped
  • 50 g gingerroot, chopped or crushed
  • 50 g mustard powder

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In the top of a double boiler, place the sunflower oil, chopped chilies, gingerroot, black pepper, and mustard powder. Stir to mix. Heat the mixture gently for 1 hour.

  • 2

    Strain through a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Filter the oil into sterilized dark glass bottles.

USE Rub a little of the oil directly into the feet at night to encourage circulation.
NOTE: This oil does heat the skin, so wash your hands after use; keep away from eyes and other sensitive areas.

STORAGE Keeps for up to 6 months.

The information in this feature should not be substituted for, or used to alter, medical therapy without your doctor’s advice. For a specific health problem, consult your physician for guidance. Before using any of these remedies, especially if you have an existing medical condition, or are pregnant or breast-feeding, check with your physician. Some herbs may interact with prescription drugs, including the Pill and antidepressants; always do a 24-hour skin test before using. The publishers and author cannot accept responsibility for any damage incurred as a result of any of the therapeutic methods contained in this work.

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