Cayenne oil is not nearly as irritating to the skin as capsaicin creams, and I use it regularly for lower back pain, neuralgia, sciatica, muscle aches, fibromyalgia and arthritis pain. For quick headache relief, massage the oil, or a cayenne balm across the temples.
Mix apx. 5 tablespoon of the hottest organic Cayenne pepper powder in 2 cups of olive oil. The ratio of oil to pepper will depend on the hotness of the peppers, and your own preferences.
Place in a warm sunny window for 30 days, or follow the directions for quicker methods of infusing oils. Strain mixture through muslin, or coffee filter, and rebottle for use. Cayenne oil makes a great base for balms