How to Make Magnesium Lotion: Homemade DIY Recipe

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Many of us find ourselves battling magnesium deficiency without even realizing it. But there’s actually an easy and effective way to replenish your body’s magnesium levels through topical application. You’re probably thinking “can I make my own magnesium lotion“. And the answer is absolutely! In fact, here at The Honeyroot, we have just the DIY magnesium lotion recipe to do the job!

Magnesium plays a pretty significant role in our every day lives. From restless legs to muscle cramps, digestive issues to high blood pressure, low magnesium levels can wreak havoc on our bodies, impacting everything from sleep to muscle function.

Our DIY recipe combines magnesium flakes with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oils to create a magnesium lotion that’s perfect for everyday use. It’s very similar to my homemade diy whipped body butter recipe. Plus, with a shelf life comparable to store-bought options, you can enjoy the benefits of your homemade creation for a long time to come.

Even if you’re a first-time DIYer or a seasoned pro, making your own magnesium lotion is easier than you might think.

With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen equipment like a double boiler and immersion blender, you’ll be on your way to crafting your own magnesium-rich body butter in no time.

What are the Benefits of Magnesium?

Why magnesium? Magnesium offers so many benefits for overall health and wellbeing, making it such an important mineral for everyone, from pregnant women to small children. Here are a few benefits of magnesium:

  • Supports Blood Sugar Regulation: Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar levels, beneficial for those managing diabetes.
  • Promotes Better Sleep: Magnesium improves sleep quality by regulating melatonin.
  • Relieves Skin Irritation: Magnesium alleviates skin irritation, suitable for sensitive skin or eczema.
  • Important Role in Body Functions: Magnesium supports various functions, from muscle function to nerve health.
  • Supports Digestive Health: Magnesium relaxes muscles in the digestive system, promoting regular bowel movements.
  • Enhances Transdermal Application: Magnesium is effectively absorbed through transdermal application, such as magnesium spray and oils.
  • Provides Essential Minerals: Magnesium is one of the essential minerals needed for overall health.
  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety: Magnesium naturally reduces stress and anxiety levels.
  • Improves Muscle Function: Magnesium aids in muscle relaxation and prevents muscle cramps.
  • Promotes Heart Health: Magnesium maintains heart health by regulating blood pressure and heartbeat.
  • Supports Bone Health: Magnesium is crucial for bone formation and density.
  • Aids in Energy Production: Magnesium is essential for converting food into energy.
  • Ensures Proper Nutrient Absorption: Magnesium helps absorb and utilize essential vitamins and minerals.

Disclaimer: While the information provided in this post is based on research and personal experience, I am not a medical professional. The content is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before starting any new skincare regimen or using new products, especially if you have specific medical concerns or conditions.

DIY Homemade Magnesium Lotion Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 cup magnesium chloride brine (see instructions below)
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel (for its soothing and healing properties)
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil (for its antioxidant properties)
  • 1 teaspoon liquid oil of your choice (e.g., almond oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil)
  • 96 drops (about 4-5 teaspoons) of essential oils (optional, for fragrance)

Tips for Ingredients

  • Olive Oil and Shea Butter: Use high-quality, unrefined versions to maximize the benefits. Unrefined oils retain more of their natural nutrients compared to refined versions.
  • Magnesium Chloride Brine: Ensure the flakes are fully dissolved in the distilled water to avoid any gritty texture in the lotion. You can make a batch of brine and store it for future use.
  • Aloe Vera Gel: For the best results, use pure aloe vera gel without added colors or preservatives. You can extract it directly from the plant if you prefer.
  • Beeswax: Grate the beeswax or use beeswax pellets for easier melting. Be patient when melting beeswax as it can take some time to fully incorporate with the oils.
  • Essential Oils: Always perform a patch test before adding new essential oils to your lotion to ensure there are no adverse reactions, especially if you have sensitive skin.

How to Make Magnesium Chloride Brine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup magnesium chloride flakes
  • 1 cup distilled water

Instructions

  1. Measure the Magnesium Chloride Flakes:
    • Use a measuring cup to measure out 1 cup of magnesium chloride flakes.
  2. Measure the Distilled Water:
    • Use the same measuring cup to measure out 1 cup of distilled water.
  3. Dissolve the Magnesium Chloride Flakes:
    • Pour the distilled water into a heat-safe container or a large mixing bowl.
    • Gradually add the magnesium chloride flakes to the distilled water, stirring continuously.
    • Continue stirring until the flakes are completely dissolved. This may take a few minutes.
    • Ensure the mixture is clear and there are no undissolved flakes at the bottom of the container.
  4. Cool the Brine:
    • Allow the magnesium chloride brine to cool to room temperature before using it in your lotion recipe.

Making the Magnesium Lotion

Instructions

  1. Melt the Oils and Beeswax:
    • In a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water, combine the olive oil, shea butter, and beeswax. Stir occasionally until everything is completely melted and well combined.
  2. Prepare the Magnesium Chloride Brine:
    • If you don’t have pre-made magnesium chloride brine, prepare it as detailed above by dissolving 1 cup of magnesium chloride flakes in 1 cup of distilled water.
  3. Combine and Emulsify:
    • Once the oil mixture is melted, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool slightly. Slowly add the magnesium chloride brine to the oil mixture, stirring continuously to combine. The mixture may initially separate, but continue stirring until it starts to emulsify.
    • For a smoother consistency, use an immersion blender to mix the ingredients thoroughly until you achieve a creamy texture.
  4. Add Additional Ingredients:
    • Add the aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, and the liquid oil of your choice to the mixture. Blend well to ensure they are fully incorporated.
  5. Add Essential Oils (Optional):
    • If using, add the essential oils to the mixture and blend well.
  6. Cool and Store:
    • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a glass jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
    • Store the lotion in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This will prolong the shelf life of your homemade magnesium lotion.
  7. Use:
    • Apply a small amount of the magnesium lotion to your skin as needed, especially on areas prone to dryness, muscle cramps, or restless legs.

Magnesium Lotion Tips

  • Magnesium chloride flakes are an effective way to boost magnesium levels through transdermal application.
  • This lotion can help alleviate symptoms of magnesium deficiency, such as muscle cramps and restless legs.
  • Shea butter and olive oil provide excellent moisture for sensitive skin.
  • Essential oils can be added for fragrance and additional skin benefits. Ensure they are safe for topical use.
  • Magnesium chloride brine can be easily made by dissolving magnesium chloride flakes in distilled water.
  • This diy magnesium lotion is a great way to incorporate the benefits of magnesium into your skincare routine.
  • Adding shea butter and magnesium flakes can provide additional moisturizing and therapeutic benefits to the lotion, making it even more effective for promoting skin health and overall wellness.

Conclusion

Magnesium truly does offer a wide range of benefits for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, supporting everything from sleep quality to heart health and muscle function.

Whether taken as supplements, incorporated into skincare products, or applied topically, magnesium is an essential nutrient for promoting overall health and wellbeing.

Have you ever used magnesium lotion? How did it help you? Let me know in the comments! Enjoy your homemade magnesium lotion!

homemade diy magnesium lotion

DIY Homemade Magnesium Lotion Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 cup magnesium chloride brine see instructions below
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel for its soothing and healing properties
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil for its antioxidant properties
  • 1 teaspoon liquid oil of your choice e.g., almond oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil
  • 96 drops about 4-5 teaspoons of essential oils (optional, for fragrance)

Instructions
 

Melt the Oils and Beeswax:

  • In a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water, combine the olive oil, shea butter, and beeswax. Stir occasionally until everything is completely melted and well combined.

Prepare the Magnesium Chloride Brine:

  • If you don’t have pre-made magnesium chloride brine, prepare it as detailed above by dissolving 1 cup of magnesium chloride flakes in 1 cup of distilled water.

Combine and Emulsify:

  • Once the oil mixture is melted, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool slightly. Slowly add the magnesium chloride brine to the oil mixture, stirring continuously to combine. The mixture may initially separate, but continue stirring until it starts to emulsify.
  • For a smoother consistency, use an immersion blender to mix the ingredients thoroughly until you achieve a creamy texture.

Add Additional Ingredients:

  • Add the aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, and the liquid oil of your choice to the mixture. Blend well to ensure they are fully incorporated.

Add Essential Oils (Optional):

  • If using, add the essential oils to the mixture and blend well.

Cool and Store:

  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a glass jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Store the lotion in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This will prolong the shelf life of your homemade magnesium lotion.

Notes

Apply a small amount of the magnesium lotion to your skin as needed, especially on areas prone to dryness, muscle cramps, or restless legs.
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