1. Place the tofu in a small mixing bowl and whisk until it breaks up.
  2. Put the toiu, aloe vera, and shea butter (found in health food stores) in the blender and mix for 1 minute.
  3. Turn off blender and stir lightly.
  4. Add alcohol and continue to alternate blending with stirring until the mixture is uniform in texture.
  5. Add the jojoba oil and blend.
  6. Use the cayenne pepper and olive oil to make an infused oil, following the procedure described in "Basic Herb-Infused Oil" on page 231.
  7. Add 3 tablespoons of the cayenne pepper oil to the mixture and blend.
  8. Add essential oils and continue blending until the cream is smooth.

3 tablespoons grain alcohol or vodka 3 tablespoons jojoba oil Vi cup olive oil

1 cayenne pepper

2 drops each essential oils ol eucalyptus, ginger, peppermint, tea tree, camphor, and wintergreen Clean storage jar

  1. Pour the cream into a clean jar, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 weeks.
  2. To use, apply the cream to your feet at night alter washing them. Be sure to wash your hands alter using the cream. Do not get the cream on your face or near your eyes—it will burn. Also avoid getting the cream into any open wounds.

Yield: About I pint of foot massage cream

Note: Shea butter is made from the seeds oi the shea tree, a tree native to tropical Africa. It is nonallergenic and excellent lor dry skin.

Although cayenne pepper oil creates an initial burning sensation, it ultimately relieves pain by blocking the activity of substance P, which is necessary for the transmission of pain impulses to the central nervous system.

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