Magnesium equals life (+ Magnesium body butter recipe)

Why are we lacking magnesium?

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Magnesium is critical to overall wellness. Every cell in the body needs magnesium in some way, and it is essential for bone, tooth, muscle, and joint health as well as for optimal sleep and stress reduction. Magnesium deficiency is widespread because many of us have lifestyle factors that actively deplete our magnesium levels such as lack of sleep, excess stress, or alcohol/caffeine/sugar consumption.

On top of that, many natural sources of magnesium are becoming depleted. Our soil contains less magnesium due to over-farming and high pesticide use. Water filtration systems also remove much of the naturally occurring magnesium in water.

The ocean is still a wonderful source of magnesium and trace minerals, but for those of us who don’t have daily access to a beach, transdermal magnesium oil can be the easiest and most effective way to increase magnesium levels.

The benefits of Magnesium oil

Magnesium is a very important mineral for the body. Magnesium might affect on everything from skin health to diabetes and hypertension.

Here’s a list of the many benefits of having healthy levels of magnesium, and why you should make magnesium oil a regular part of my routine:

  • Smoother skin

  • Muscle relieve

  • Much better sleeping

  • Blemishes and wrinkles

  • Lower Risk of Blood Pressure and Hypertension

  • Fewer Headaches and Migraines

  • Prevents osteoporosis

  • Natural deodorant

  • For before and after strenuous exercise

  • Muscle fatigue, aches and tension

  • Balanced Blood Sugar

  • Aids Vitamin D absorption

  • Aids weight loss

  • Essential for proper digestion of carbohydrates

  • Treats asthma and emphysema

  • Gives rigidity and flexibility to your bones

  • Prevents and reverses kidney stone formation

  • Great for skin wounds

  • Decreases insulin resistance

  • Anti-dandruff

  • Enhances circulation

  • Protects from radiation

These are some problems you can identify when you are lacking magnesium:

  • Sensitivity to noise

  • Anxiety, depression or restlessness

  • Kidney stones

  • Gut disorders

  • Frequent cavities or poor dental health

  • Constipation

  • Muscle spasms

     

  • Insulin resistance

  • Carbohydrate cravings

  • Poor coordination

  • Bad short term memory

  • Body odor

  • Inability to sleep or insomnia

  • Lack of appetite

  • Allergies and sensitivities

  • Coldness in extremities

  • Fatigue or unusual tiredness

  • Palpitations

  • Infertility

     

Magnesium body butter cream recipe

For summer, there is a recipe for a magnesium infused body butter that would also double as a mild sunscreen cream.

This recipe uses all natural moisturising ingredients and makes skin soft and silky. It is great for kids too and doesn’t have the tingling that regular magnesium oil has when you first start using it.

It can also be stored in the fridge for a thicker and cooling lotion that is great to use after sun exposure to help the body absorb Vitamin D.

Coconut oil and shea butter are both naturally SPF of 4-5 and magnesium is needed for absorption of Vitamin D, so this lotion is great for mild sun exposure. You can add essential oils for scent, optionally.

What you need:

Directions

  1. Pour 3 tablespoons of boiling water in to the magnesium flakes in a small container and stir until it dissolves. This will create a thick liquid. Set aside to cool. (Do this step only if you don’t have the pre-made magnesium oil)
  2. In a quart size mason jar inside a small pan with 1 inch of water, combine the coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter and turn on medium heat.
  3. When melted, remove the jar from the pan and let the mixture cool until room temp and slightly opaque. At this point, put in to a medium bowl or into a blender.
  4. If in a bowl, use a hand blender or immersion blender on medium speed and start blending the oil mixture.
  5. Slowly (starting with a drop at a time) add the dissolved magnesium mixture to the oil mixture while continuing blending until all of the magnesium mix is added and it is well-mixed.
  6. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes and re-blend to get body butter consistency.
  7. Store in fridge for a cooling lotion (best consistency) or at room temp for up to two months.

 

Magnesium oil recipe

If you don’t have a bottle of magnesium oil or you want to try how to do magnesium oil from scratch, try the next recipe:

What you need:

  • Magnesium Chloride flakes – 1/2 cup or 100g (Recommended one – Get it here)
  • Distilled water or rain water (let it be in open air 3 days and use it) – 1/2 cup or 100g
  • A glass bowl or glass measuring cup
  • A glass spray bottle (Where to get it)

Directions

  1. Boil the distilled water. It is important to use distilled to extend the shelf life of the mixture.
  2. Place the magnesium chloride flakes in the glass bowl or measuring cup and the pour the boiling water over it.
  3. Stir well until completely dissolved. Let cool completely and store in the spray bottle. Can be stored at room temperature for at least six months.
  4. (Optinal) Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil for relaxing (If you are making the magnesium body butter cream recipe skin this part)

 

 How to use the magnesium oil?

The easiest way to increase your levels of magnesium is transdermally or through the skin. Just spray it on after a shower or a bath, let it soak in, and you’re done! It’s quick, easy, and bypasses the digestive system for best absorption (there are also magnesium supplements that can be taken internally, but many people have difficulty absorbing magnesium internally).

Spray on arms, legs, and stomach daily. You can use about 10-20 sprays per day depending on the quantity of dissolved magnesium in your solution. It will tingle on the skin the first few times it is used, and this is normal. It should fade after a few applications, but you can dilute with more water if it bothers you too much. In this case just spray a few more times.

After applying, leave on the skin or wash off after 20-30 minutes. You can use a moistoriser a few minutes later, as the one we will recommend to you on the recipe we write down. If the sticky feel on your skin bothers you, try applying at night before bed when you won’t notice it as much or before showering and rinse off.

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