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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: DIY Magnesium Lotion Reply with quote

Someone asked about how my mom makes me mag lotion. I couldn't find who had asked, but here it is. Hope this helps!

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 and Peppermint)
**If you have had trouble with your ingredients separating, you can add 1/2 tsp. Borax Powder to help prevent this from happening.)

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.

**If using borax, stir this in until it completely dissolves and set aside.

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.

A Note About Borax as an Emulsifier (and how you can keep your ingredients from separating)

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.

If you are having emulsifying issues with your lotion and choose NOT to use borax, try this… After you’ve completely blended all of your ingredients together, put them in the fridge for a half hour and then blend them all together again. This should help!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I ran out of Magnesium a few days after Norway's ban on private import of vitamins, and the Magnesium you get here OTC has very low values.

So, I haven't taken my 600 mg Magnesium for approx 5 weeks now. The cramps in my legs are starting to increase, and my sleep is not as deep as it used to be. Also, I was experiencing no toilet trips during the night, but these trips are now upto 2 each night.

So, I'm convinced that Magnesium is good for me

Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lilja, so hope you can get some mag oil soon!!! It is very helpful for my lower back pain as well!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lilja,

Of course Magnesium is good for you, but you should not consider it just on its own. It needs to be taken with calcium and phosphorous as well and in the right proportions. It is also good to take vitamin D and B's with it to get the best out of it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there an option to sub for coconut oil? My skin ends up like sandpaper if I put it on my skin. I suspect it screws up my oil balance.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any good quality oil base would work, almond oil, avocado oil etc

amazon search for 'base oil' in beauty products
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_i_13?rh=k%3Ao...mp;qid=1470437273
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