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Herb-Infused Nourishing Magnesium Lotion Recipe

admin September 22, 2016

Herb-Infused Nourishing Magnesium Lotion Recipe

This it is.  I’ve finally perfected it.  My ideal magnesium lotion recipe.  (I super love perfecting things, like my DIY Black Drawing Salve, which is a staple in my medicine cabinet.)

I’ve made several versions of magnesium lotion recipes over the years.  My original recipe was so wonderful when it was first made, creamy and beautiful, but over time it got rather thick and sticky.  After using it for a several months, I decided to try again.

Next was the chocolate-rose magnesium lotion  recipe.  I really only bothered infusing it with rose the first time; after that I just made it with the plain oils.  I really liked the texture of that one…but the coconut oil tended to get hard (since it does solidify at a lower temperature than the other oils) and end up as little beads throughout the lotion.  I loved the texture, but didn’t like the hard beads.

Then there was the good night lotion, and lavender-scented magnesium lotion.  That’s still my favorite to use on the kids, but it’s a little creamier than I prefer for myself.  It’s one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever posted, though.

Now there’s this.

My goal was a lighter, smooth magnesium lotion recipe that went on well and stayed smooth (no lumps).  That meant no coconut oil.  I came up with an oil blend that I love…it’s perfect!  I made it a couple of times with just the oils.

Then, I happened to have some of my infused oils sitting around in the cabinet (I automatically start a new batch every time I use the old one, it takes two minutes, so I always have some around), so I decided to add those instead of plain oils.  Even better!  It’s just so nourishing for skin, it’s awesome and healing, and it’s so easy.

Don’t be afraid of the whole “herb-infused” business in this magnesium lotion recipe.  You can totally skip that part, like I did the first few times I made it.  Or you can do it, and I promise it is so easy.  So easy.  I’ll even show you on video how to make herb-infused oils because it is that easy (here’s how to do it).

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Herb-Infused Nourishing Magnesium Lotion Recipe

We start with a couple of butters, add in some awesome liquid oil, melt in some beeswax, and blend it all with magnesium “oil,” and we end up with magnesium lotion.  Simple, right?

It is.

If you’re not planning to do the herbal-infused part, go ahead and skip all of the herbs that are listed here.  Skip the first few steps in the directions, too.

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

Step 1: In a glass jar at least 4 oz. in size, add all of the herbs ( lavender, dandelion, calendula, and chamomile) and pour the apricot or olive oil over it.  Put a lid on and shake to combine.

Step 2A: At this point, you can just set it in a cool, dark cabinet and forget it for about 6 weeks, or until you remember it’s there.

Step 2B: Or, you can set the jar in a pan of hot water, that comes most of the way up the sides, and leave this on low-medium heat for a few hours.  This is what you do if you want it done now, rather than weeks from now.  I suggest doing both, so that you have your oil ready for today’s batch, and you infuse the next batch the slow way.

Step 3: Strain the oil through cheesecloth, squeezing it to get all the oil out (which you keep in another glass jar).  Discard the herbs.  If you have infused the quick way, you’ll want to let this cool for 15 – 20 minutes before straining so you don’t burn yourself.

Step 4: *This is where you pick it up if you’re not infusing the herbs!*  Put the butters and beeswax into a glass bowl, and set the bowl on top of a pot of water.  Turn the pot on medium heat, and let the steaming water melt the oils and wax slowly.

Step 5: In yet another glass jar, combine the magnesium chloride flakes and water.  Put a lid on and shake until dissolved.

Step 6: Pour the herb-infused oil in with the now-melted butters and wax.  Add the magnesium oil too.

Step 7: Use a hand blender to mix it all up!  If you don’t have one, you can pour it into a real blender.  You can also try a whisk, but that will take forever (I’ve tried) and it may still separate.  A hand mixer will work too.  Anything that whips it well.

Step 8: Pour the finished magnesium lotion into an 8-oz. glass jar.  Or any subset of jars or tins that make a total of 8 oz., in case you want multiple containers.

That’s it!  It’s a lot of little pieces, but it comes together quickly at the end.

In case this still sounds intimidating, you can watch me make magnesium lotion on video.  You’ll even see that the kids I asked to play in the basement for 20 minutes while I made a video, came out repeatedly, and my 3-year-old walks around with no pants for a couple minutes after using the bathroom, and interrupts the process to ask for help putting them back on.  If I can do it in the midst of chaos (and yes I was stressed out, it was originally a live video!), so can you!

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Here’s the video:

We use about 1/2 tsp. of magnesium lotion per kid every night before bed.  I tend to use more, like 2 – 3 tsp. which is actually a lot.  Most people don’t use that much.  I basically look for balance — if I don’t get enough, I have trouble falling asleep and feel kind of ‘wired’ at night.  If I get too much, I feel very sleepy and have trouble waking up in the morning.  When I get just enough (it’s like a Goldilocks story of magnesium use…), I sleep perfectly and wake up refreshed.  Feel free to play with the dosage until you find the right level for you.  Diarrhea is also a sign of getting too much.

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Have you ever made a magnesium lotion recipe?  Does it help you?

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3 Comments

  1. The magnesium cream sounds so good. Was wondering if essential oils may be used instead of infusing the dry flowers for the cream?

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