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Ingredients

1/2 Cup Double Strength Magnesium Oil (see instruction below to make your own…it’s very easy!) 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil 1/2 Cup unrefined Shea Butter 2 Tbsp. Bees Wax 1/8 tsp. Cinnamon or a few drops of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (optional) 20 – 30 drops of Essential Oils (optional, but we love Lavender andPeppermint)

Step 2:

Instructions

To make a batch of Double Strength Magnesium Oil (which is what we use), bring 1/2 Cup of distilled water to a boil in a small sauce pan and remove from heat. Then add 1 heaping Cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes. Stir until the flakes have dissolved. Now you have your Magnesium oil,Turn the heat down to low, and put all other ingredients into a separate small saucepan and stir until everything is dissolved into a liquid. Remove from the stove to let cool until the oils turn an opaque color.

Step 3:

Next, whip your oil ingredients in the saucepan with a stick blender while slowly pouring in the Magnesium Oil you made. Whip all ingredients until well blended into a thick consistency. Scoop into an airtight container and voila, your homemade Magnesium Lotion is complete. This recipe makes about 10 oz of lotion and keeps for about 6 months.

If you’d rather use a regular type blender just pour the oil ingredients in first, turn on low and slowly pour in your Magnesium Oil mixture while whipping. This method works well too.

Step 4:

We all know, water and oil don’t easily mix. Although I still love our original recipe, I wanted to provide you with the option of adding something extra that would further help keep your Magnesium Lotion well blended. After researching the different options available, I settled on a beeswax/borax emulsifier because it was inexpensive, works very well and I feel confident that borax is a safe option. Here is a link to a resource that helped me in my decision making: All Natural Beauty. I’ve made my lotion with and without borax and although borax (mixed with beeswax) DOES help to keep the oils and water emulsified and a bit creamier, I do still prefer to make our lotion without it…keeping it as natural as possible.

<p>Looks like a great lotion recipe. Thank you for sharing! :)</p>

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