Magnesium Body Butter DIY
Whether you just finished a workout or slept in a funny position, having sore muscles or knots can really put a cramp in your day. We are constantly on the lookout for solutions to tight muscles. Currently trending in the all-natural wellness world as a treatment for soreness is magnesium oil.
According to the World Health Organization, 40 percent of American adults are low in magnesium. Spraying or rubbing on magnesium oil is one way to up your intake. Some of the benefits of using the oil as touted by magnesium enthusiasts are that it helps to increase energy, relieve muscle aches, improve heart health and decrease anxiety. At EG, we recommend using your best judgment in choosing what’s best for you and contacting your doctor about any health-related questions.
To help add a little more magnesium to your life, try our Magnesium Body Butter DIY. It’s sure to make your skin silkier and hopefully help you find some muscle relief.
What You Need
Yield: Approximately 7 oz of body butter
30 g Sesame carrier oil
16 g Shea butter
12 g Emulsifying wax
100 g Distilled water
36 g Magnesium oil
Cool Down Phase
2 g Muscle Relief essential oil blend
2 g Preservative (manufacturer’s recommended amount)
2 g Vitamin E
In a double boiler, add distilled water and magnesium oil. In a separate double boiler, add Sesame oil, shea butter and emulsifying wax. Heat both to 158° F at the same time. Once 158° F has been reached, slowly pour the oil mixture into the water mixture while using a stick blender to combine. Blend for 10 minutes. Once the body butter has been cooled to 104° F, whisk in Muscle Relief, preservative and Vitamin E. Transfer to an airtight container.
Note: This product has a recommended 1- 2 month shelf life. Store in the fridge and use a spoon to scoop out body butter to maximize shelf life. The exact shelf life of a product cannot be confirmed without testing.