I’ve posted before about how to make your own magnesium oil, and I’ve seen posts on other blogs on how to make magnesium lotion. For summer, I wanted to figure out a recipe for a magnesium infused body butter that would also double as a mild sunscreen/tanning cream and I’m finally happy with the result. (Not sure why you’d add magnesium to lotion? This article talks about the benefits of magnesium)
Magnesium Body Butter Tutorial
This recipe uses all natural moisturizing 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.
Magnesium body butter doesn’t have any preservatives, so I make in smaller batches and keep for up to two months without a problem. 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. I use this or regular magnesium oil on my kids feet each night to help them sleep and boost magnesium levels. It is also great on sore muscles. You can add essential oils for scent, but be careful about essential oil use during pregnancy, and don’t use citrus oils if you’ll be using this in the sun as they increase sun sensitivity.
Magnesium Body Butter Recipe
- Blender, immersion blender, or hand blender
- Place magnesium flakes into a small container and add the boiling water, stirring until the magnesium dissolves. This will create a thick liquid.
- Set aside to cool.
- Place a quart size mason jar inside a small pan with 1 inch of water in it.
- Combine the coconut oil, candelilla wax, and shea butter in the mason jar, and turn on medium heat.
- When the ingredients in the mason jar are melted, remove the jar from the pan and let the mixture cool until it is room temperature and slightly opaque.
- Pour the mixture into a medium bowl or into a blender.
- Use a hand blender, immersion blender, or regular blender on medium speed to start blending the oil mixture.
- Slowly, starting with one drop at a time, add the dissolved magnesium mixture to the oil mixture while continuing blending.
- Continue until all of the magnesium is added and it is well-mixed.
- Put the lotion in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Remove it from the refrigerator and re-blend to get body butter consistency.
Store in the fridge for a cooling lotion (best consistency), or at room temp for up to two months.
If you are short on time and are searching for a Magnesium lotion to purchase online, we found this Magnesium Lotion Shop that sells hand-crafted jars that everyone seems to love!
Ever made body butter? How did it turn out? Got a variation to share? Do so below!