Learn how to make magnesium lotion with this simple recipe. This recipe is made with natural ingredients that won’t tingle or itch and will leave the skin smooth and moisturized.
I recently announced that we are expecting baby #5 and how I have been struggling with morning sickness. Several of my followers reached out to me about the link between magnesium deficiency and morning sickness. With this being my 5th child, I have dealt with morning sickness before, and if you have ever had it, you know how horrible it can be. And believe me when I say I have tried everything!
I found out about magnesium oil when I was pregnant with my 4th and I started using it right away. It actually seemed to help, which is huge because most things don’t. Even though the spray made my skin tingle and itch, I used it faithfully every single day. I was scared of how I would feel without it. Safe to say, I fall into the large group of people who have a magnesium deficiency.
With this 5th pregnancy, I decided to make a magnesium lotion, so applying it to my skin wouldn’t sting and I could still get the magnesium I need. This stuff is amazing! Even if you are not pregnant, you can benefit from magnesium lotion.
PIN IT FOR LATER
This lotion is going to be similar to my whipped body butter. In fact, with the added cocoa butter, it is going to have the same texture of magnesium body butter. You can find magnesium in both flakes or oil. For this recipe, we are going to be using the magnesium flakes. I used the oil all throughout my 4th pregnancy, and I am kicking myself for not continuing after giving birth. Who knows, but maybe that would have helped me be more prepared for this 5th pregnancy.
Since I was out of the spray, I decided to try the flakes this time. I dissolved them in hot water and added them to the lotion. I also loved the fact that I could use the magnesium flakes in a bath soak.
This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Get my full disclosure HERE.
MAGNESIUM OIL BENEFITS
I have used natural calm magnesium powder in the past, but that is something I just can’t handle during my first trimesters, so I opted for topical use instead. I highly recommend taking magnesium if you have muscle cramps, poor digestion, or have trouble sleeping. As always, do your own research or contact a doctor before taking a new supplement. Magnesium has so many benefits for you, read more about it here.
- Promotes a healthy night sleep
- Improves digestion
- Reduces restless leg syndrome
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
- Lower blood pressure
- Boost mental health and help with depression
SIGNS OF MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY
As I said, magnesium is a very common deficiency and some studies show that over 75% of Americans are low magnesium. You may be low in it and not even realize you are. It can cause a lot of issues that you may just deal with and think are normal.
A magnesium deficiency can cause leg cramps, tense muscles, restless leg syndrome, sleep issues, poor digestion, and even mental disorders. Low magnesium can be caused by poor absorption of magnesium in the gut or increased excretion of magnesium in the urine.
MAGNESIUM LOTION RECIPE
Magnesium can absorb through the skin; this lotion makes it easy to boost magnesium levels! Not only will it help with magnesium deficiency, but it will also leave skin soft and moisturized.
1/2 cup magnesium flakes
1/8 cup boiling water
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 tablespoons beeswax
3 tablespoons cocoa butter
10 drops lavender essential oil
Place the magnesium flakes in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over the top of them. Stir until the flakes are dissolved. Set aside.
Melt the coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter in a double boiler. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
Add the lavender essential oil and magnesium to the melted coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter.
Whip the lotion using an immersion blender or a small hand mixer. Store in a glass mason jar with an airtight lid.
NOTE: If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make your own by placing a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Or to make clean up even easier, you can place the ingredients straight into the jar that you are going to store it in and place the jar into a pot of simmering water to melt the ingredients. You can also use a crockpot to melt the ingredients.
Fair warning, beeswax isn’t easy to clean off of utensils and dishes, so use the least amount possible when making this lotion. It is easiest to use boiling water and wipe it out with paper towels.
HOW TO USE MAGNESIUM LOTION
Apply the lotion to the skin daily or as needed. I prefer to use it twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed.
HOW LONG DOES MAGNESIUM LOTION LAST?
This lotion will last up to six months when stored in an airtight container. Keep the lotion out of direct sunlight. It can be kept at room temperature but may change texture when in temperatures above 76 degrees.
CAN KIDS USE MAGNESIUM LOTION?
I occasionally use this lotion on my kids! Magnesium can boost the immune system, so using this lotion when the kids are not feeling well can help them to get better faster. My kids definitely prefer using the lotion over the spray.
A good way to judge if you are using too much magnesium is by your stools. A common sign of magnesium deficiency is constipation. If your stools get loose or you start having diarrhea, this can be a sign of too much magnesium.
- 1/2 cup magnesium flakes
- 1/8 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons beeswax
- 3 tablespoons cocoa butter
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Place the magnesium flakes in a small bowl and pour boiling water over the top of them. Stir until the flakes are dissolved. Set aside.
- Melt the coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter in a double boiler. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
- Add the lavender essential oil and magnesium to the melted coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter.
- Whip the lotion using an immersion blender or a small hand mixer. Store in a glass mason jar with an airtight lid.
If you don't have a double boiler you can make your own by placing a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Or to make clean up even easier you can place the ingredients straight into the jar that you are going to store it in and place the jar into a pot of simmering water to melt the ingredients. You can also use a crockpot to melt the ingredients.