My nans neighbor has gout pain pretty bad as reported by her and she was hoping we could make something to help with the pain, so after doing some research, I came up with this recipe and gave her some to try. She reported it helped her tremendously! She was excited and said after 1 application to her gout afflicted areas, she did not have to reapply until 3 days later. We've added a few other essential oils to this recipe to potentially help boost its pain-relieving properties.

Potential benefits: relieve many different types of pain, from diabetic neuropathy to shingles, migraine headaches, back aches, arthritis, menstrual cramps and bruises and gout pain. Individual results may vary.


Cayenne is famous for reducing many types of pain. It reportedly works by affecting your nervous system. Substance P is a neurotransmitter that relays information and results in what we call pain. Capsaicin, a major constituent of cayenne peppers, blocks substance P and therefore reduces pain.