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DIY Magnesium Lotion

Magnesium lotion can be used topically to help relieve restless leg syndrome and pain from Fibromyalgia. I've spent a year testing and developing this recipe, and can personally attest to its effectiveness!

Equipment

  • Beakers or other heatproof containers
  • Spatula
  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Alcohol (to sterilize equipment and tools)

Supplies

Double-Strength Magnesium Oil

Chamomile-Infused Grapeseed Oil

Aqueous Phase Supplies

  • 242 grams distilled water
  • 52 grams double-strength magnesium oil see recipe below

Oil Phase Supplies

  • 40 grams chamomile-infused grapeseed oil see recipe below
  • 20 grams macadamia nut oil
  • 8 grams shea butter
  • 15 grams ewax emulsifying wax

Cool Phase Ingredients

  • 8 grams leucidal
  • 3 grams essential oil optional

Instructions

Supplies to Prepare in Advance

  • Magnesium Oil: combine 1 cup of magnesium flakes with 1/2 cup of distilled water. Stir in a glass measuring cup until dissolved completely. Then set aside.
  • Chamomile-Infused Grapeseed Oil: Fill a Mason jar 3/4 of the way full with dried chamomile flowers and pour oil over top. You will need 40 grams of this oil for the recipe.

DIY Magnesium Lotion

  • Sterilize all equipment and workspace area with alcohol to prevent bacteria growth.
  • Use a kitchen scale to measure all ingredients for the oil phase. Set aside.
  • Measure all the aqueous ingredients in a heatproof container, such as a Turkish coffee pot.
  • Using a double boiler, heat both the oil and water ingredients to 160 degrees. Keep them at this temperature for 20 minutes to kill off any bacteria.
  • Add the oil ingredients into a mixing bowl. Then add the water ingredients. Combine them with an electric mixer until they thicken and cool.
  • Once the lotion base reaches 80 degrees, add the cool phase ingredients. Continue mixing until the mixture is thick and fluffy. Then add the lotion into a sterilized glass container such as a mason jar.