Ultra Calming Magnesium Body Butter DIY
Whether you just came back from the gym or slept in a funny position, having sore muscles or knots can put a cramp in your day. Luckily, one natural mineral is helping to smooth out kinks and pains – magnesium oil. When paired with Massage Therapy, a.k.a. one of our favorite synergy blends for muscle tension and soreness, together these super ingredients can save even the achiest of days.
Massage Therapy is a healing combination of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Chamomile and Osmanthus essential oils. Wintergreen, Camphor and Peppermint are penetrations enhancers which help deliver each ingredient to areas of pain and inflammation. On top of that, these oils are highly pain relieving and cooling. For ultimate relief, essential oils of Helichrysum, Blue Tansy and Chamomile were added to reduce inflammation. Lastly, Ylang Ylang and Osmanthus are the cherry on top of a perfect blend thanks to their soothing, tension relieving aromas.
Now back to 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, prevent RLS, 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 Ultra Calming Magnesium Body Butter DIY. Infused with nourishing Sesame oil and shea butter, this body butter doubles as a skincare wonder by promoting silky, healthy skin.
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 Massage Therapy synergy 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 Massage Therapy, 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.