Game Changing Magnesium lotion

Magnesium lotion ingredients

Nightly magnesium lotion

Topical magnesium is a game changer in our home. Read here about the parents nightmare that proved the worth of magnesium for us. Unfortunately the spray didn’t feel amazing on the skin. Enter this game changing magnesium lotion. It combines the benefit of magnesium with essential oils and skin care.

Choosing ingredients

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Magnesium lotion ingredients

This is the magnesium spray we started with during our nightmare family get together. The results were impressive, so I have continued to use it to make our lotion. In addition to coconut oil, we used this shea butter, and this beeswax. Since we apply it at bedtime, we add Serenity essential oil.

Kitchen tools

I’ve seen instructions to make lotion using a double boiler. If you prefer to avoid the microwave, that will work as well. However, I found it easier to melt the ingredients slowly in the microwave in this large measuring cup. Then, I used my food processor to ensure everything was well mixed.

Large measuring cup

Putting it all together

  1. Add 3/4 cup coconut oil, 5 TBS Shea Butter, and 2 TBS beeswax to the glass measuring cup
  2. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time until all ingredients are fully melted.
  3. Carefully pour melted mixture into food processor.
  4. While the food processor is running, very slowly pour in 1 cup magnesium chloride brine.
  5. Continue to run food processor for about another minute.
  6. Add 96 drops of desired essential oil and continue to run the food processor for another minute to fully mix.
  7. Pour magnesium lotion into glass, airtight jars and allow to fully cool.

How we use it

The girls and I apply the lotion liberally to the bottoms of our feet every night. Many essential oils are well absorbed on the bottoms of the feet. My gymnast’s feet can also always use a little TLC. Other times we will use the lotion to massage and soothe sore muscles. Read about the use of magnesium and other supplements to improve ADHD symptoms here.

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