Intro: Magnesium Lotion
hope you like it
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)
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.
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.
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.